Craft Project: How To Make a Snow Globe
There are so many fun craft projects that you can make during the winter — from food crafts to home decor, the possibilities are endless. Speaking of home decor, I've always collected snow globes and my kids love them. During the cold winter, I thought of making some of my own winter scenes.
A couple Mason glass jars, old Christmas ornaments, glitter, baby oil, and voila, your own snow globe! My kids are too young to make this craft on their own, so I let them carefully glue the rocks. They also made their own clay shapes. It's a great multi-day project that will keep your "play table" busy!
- Empty glass jar
- Baby oil
- Silver glitter
To create the winter scene:
- Miniature Christmas ornaments (snowmen, trees, Santa, deer, etc.)
1. Place a few glass pebbles inside the lid of the glass jar and use super glue to secure them in place.
2. Use polymer clay to make the figures you wish to put in your snow globe. Use a small cookie cutter to make the shape of a small tree. If you don’t feel comfortable with your "sculpting" skills, then go through your Christmas ornaments. You will certainly find miniature snowmen, Santa, trees, etc. Use these instead.
If you use polymer clay, follow the instructions for baking. Once your figures are ready, glue them on the pebbles you have already put in the lid of your jar. Make sure the figures you make are small enough to fit in the jar when it is sealed.
3. Fill the jar with baby oil (leave about 1/4 inch empty). Drop about half a teaspoon of glitter into the baby oil.
4. Once the glue is dry place the lid and seal the jar securely. Then Let the jar stand on its lid and watch the snow fall!
Note: If your jar leaks, use silicone to seal it. Once it is dry, wrap a ribbon around the lid to hide the silicone.
This is a great craft to make with kids over a couple cold winter days. Make different sizes and use as a festive display for a winter wonderland party! We used it as part of our Christmas decor and our kids have their own as decorations in their rooms.
December joy brings January blahs. What craft projects are you planning during the cold weeks in January?
Chris is a work-at-home Dad to two preschool girls (oops, one's in kindergarten already!), and while he pretends to be a computer geek, you'll usually see him with play dough or having his hair covered with pink hair clips. He operates a theme party website where he writes about kids parties and activity ideas. You can also find him on Facebook.