I know some of you are thinking that I am totally nuts for giving my kids glasses to drink out of but in all reality they have been drinking out of canning jars whenever we ran out of sippy cups anyways and they have yet to have one break. (I hope I didn’t just jinx myself there by saying that.)
As you can see they are super easy to make. All you need is some canning jars, Ball plastic storage caps and some straws. I purchase my plastic storage caps in with the regular canning supplies at Walmart but they can be purchased on-line too. They come in wide mouth and regular mouth sizes, so they will fit whatever size you have on hand.
Once you have all of your supplies, just take a drill and drill a hole into the lid close to the edge or in the middle of the lid. Then take a knife and cut off the little plastic remains if you have any. If your lid splits try turning them upside down and place on top of a scrap piece of wood. Then drill the holes. This should help keep the lids from cracking. Of course don’t forget to wash the lids before using. Then plop in a straw and let the kids enjoy.
The lids are dishwasher safe and are easy to clean. The kids love using the different colored straws and are now fighting over who gets what straw instead of who gets what sippy cup…some things just never change. If you wanted to, you could even use some of those super cute paper straws or some reusable straws. I just happened to have the plastic throw away ones on hand. Of course these sippy cups are not spill proof and may not work for everyone, but they are working great for us and hopefully will work for some of you. I already have a bunch of canning jar cozies on my to do list. They will give the jars a little added protection just in case and will add a little fun for the kids.
I know I have been MIA a bit these past few weeks, sorry. We are doing well and yes the house got finished in time for Christmas. But now I am repainting all of the rooms we had been cramming into before. They are in need of a new paint job and a lot of patching. Plus, those rooms were never fully finished in the first place. Luckily these are little jobs that I can do without the hubby’s help. He needs a break from working on this house and deserves it without a doubt. I still cannot believe how he ever did all of this having never done something like this before. I’m one lucky girl to have such a handyman! Slowly I will be posting pictures of the renovation along with the details. A lot of you were curious on my color choices, accessories and such. But for now, I still have a lot of work to get done and cannot fully rest until it is done. I’m hoping to have it all done and organized in the few weeks and cannot wait to get started on that long list of crafting and sewing to do’s.