Dry bean bottle
This project is quick and simple to
make and uses recycled jarís and bottles. Kids can make these up for
parents gifts, school fetes or fundraisers.
Start by layering the beans in various colours to the top of the jar.
Then tap lightly to settle down the beans. Keep adding more beans till
it is full.
For a jar, cut a piece of cotton wadding the same size as the lid. Place
wadding on top and place the fabric over to finish it off. Then tie a
ribbon around the lid.
If you are using a decorative bottle with a nice lid, just glue the lid
closed and forget about the fabric.
Dried beans can be bought in health food stores or found in your
supermarket lentil section.