An I Spy Jar (also called a treasure jar or Eye Spy Jar) is simply a sealed clear jar filled with small “treasures” hidden in rice, beads or small pasta. You attach a list with all the items hidden inside-you have to turn and shake the jar hiding & revealing in turn the many small items buried inside.
Some things are just easier to understand with a picture!
Wouldn’t you have loved something like that as a child? For the full instructions and plenty more pictures visit “An Eye Spy Jar” at Magic Onions.
I think this could be made easily with a repurposed/recycled glass jar, lots of little items from around the house (coins, paperclips, buttons, bits from kids toys & old games, a screw, a washer, a stone etc). What a fantastic reuse for all those little bits and pieces from games, toys and such that we all seem to collect throughout the years. You could also dye your rice for different look as well.
Have you ever played with an Eye Spy Jar?