Rainbow candy in a jar is fun for St. Patrick’s Day crafts, National Find a Rainbow Day (April 3), and anytime you want to share rainbow foods and treats.
I love Rainbow in a Jar mason jar craft ideas, so I just had to create my own version. These are so easy to make and a fun way to brighten anyone’s day. My kids’ favorite part is getting to the “gold” candy (Rolos) at the end of the rainbow. They don’t mind eating through the colorful Skittles rainbow layers one bit.
How To Make a Rainbow in a Jar
- Mason Jar with Lid (Any size jar will work, however, the bigger the jar, the more candy you need to fill it.)
- Skittles candy
- Rolo Candy (buy the bag of individually wrapped Rolos)
- optional: Ribbon and Gift Tag
Step 1: For the Gold: Add a layer of Rolo candies to the jar.
Step 2: For the Rainbow: Separate Skittles by color. Add layers of Skittles to the jar in this order: Purple, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red.
Step 3: Attach the lid. Optional: Tie a gift tag to the jar with ribbon. *Note: I used Avery Scallop Round Labels (2.5 inch diameter, #80503) and customized a free easy-to-use template at Avery Design and Print.
Make a Rainbow in a Jar for St. Patrick’s Day! Follow the directions above and use the free printable gift tags below. I used Avery Scallop Round Labels (2.5 inch diameter, #80503) and customized a free easy-to-use template at Avery Design and Print. If you would like to use the St. Patrick’s Day labels I made, you can download and print this file: St. Patrick’s Day in a Jar or click on the image below. These make cute teacher gift ideas.
For another fun St. Patrick’s Day idea, check out my St. Patrick’s Day Popcorn Balls on Ice Cream cones.
Do you know someone who would enjoy a Rainbow in a Jar? Who will you give it to?
Updated with NEW free printable Rainbow in a Jar labels! Click to download the Rainbow in a Jar PDF and print as many as you need.
So cool, love the idea! Pinned!
Thank you so much for pinning, Mira!
So simple and so cute! Love it!
Thank you, Scarlet!
Simple and sweet idea, Nicole. #HomeMattersParty
Michelle James says
What a fun gift for teachers, kids, friends! Love the printable too! #homemattersparty
Jeannee Taylor says
Such a pretty, bright , uplifting gift ! Receiving this would put a smile on anyones face! Thanks!
I’m so glad to know you think so. We love to eat the rainbow (both fruit/veggie and candy style) at my house. LOL Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting, Jeannee!
Donna @ Modern on Monticello says
I didn’t know that April 3rd was National Find a Rainbow day – it’s my daughter’s birthday. I will have to remember that. I love how you added the Rolos to the bottom – very clever. Thanks for sharing. #HomeMattersParty
That’s a fun fact to tell your daughter about her birthday (especially if she loves to look for rainbows!) Thanks so much for stopping by today, Donna. –Nicole
This is so cute! I’d probably eat all the candy myself, lol! #HomeMattersParty
Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai says
Love the gold at the bottom of the rainbow! YUM. What a fun little St. Patrick’s Day treat. #HomeMattersParty
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