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Gift Jar with Homemade Cocoa

Sent in by:
Killian of Portland and The Zeller Family of La Porte, IN 


What you need for this ZOOMdo:
  • glass jar with a lid
  • glue and water
  • colored tissue paper
  • paper cup
  • paint brush
  • ribbon
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened powdered cocoa
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup powdered milk
What you do for this ZOOMdo:

  1. First, make the decoupage jar.
  2. Squirt some glue into a cup. Add a small amount of water and stir with the paintbrush.
  3. Rip different colors of tissue paper into small pieces.
  4. Brush the glue/water mixture onto the jar.
  5. Press your tissue paper pieces onto the jar. You can overlap them to make different colors. Do this all around the jar.
  6. Brush another coat of the glue/water mixture on top of the tissue paper.
  7. Let jar dry for at least an hour.
  8. Now that you've made the Decoupage jar, it's time to make the homemade cocoa mix that goes inside.
  9. To make it, just mix the cocoa, sugar and powdered milk together and you've got cocoa mix!
  10. Now put your cocoa mix in the jar.
  11. Make a tag that says, "To make a cup of cocoa, place 3 tablespoons of cocoa mix in a mug and add 8 ounces of hot water. You can add marshmallows if you want!"
  12. Use some ribbon to tie the tag to the jar. Now, your gift is ready to give away.
  13. There are lots of other things besides cocoa that you can put in this jar, like lots of different colored string for a friendship bracelet kit, or anything else you'd like.
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