The snow on the ground made me think of winter wonderlands. I began to think about the beauty in winter landscapes and the fun of holiday crafts, and I discovered what our weekend activity will be... making snow globes.
Read on to find out how you can make your own winter wonderland... This is a wonderful way to inspire the creativity in your children, and bond over the fun of winter.
What You’ll Need:
1. A jar - any type of jar with a closing top will work, but baby food jars work the best. To ensure a tight fit, make sure the lids twist on and are metal.
2. Epoxy glue
3. Glycerin - this will give the snow falling effect
4. Craft materials - Your remaining materials should consist of some type of covering for the lid (paint, construction paper, felt, wrapping paper, cloth and remember glue to secure this with), a holiday figurine for the inside (miniature Christmas tree decorations work perfect for this, but the creativity here is limitless) and glitter. Large flakes of glitter are suggested for a prettier snow globe. If desired you can also put a ribbon around the neck of the jar, and/or red and green beads glued to the top for “holly” as a final touch.
Making a Snow Globe
1. Together with your child, take the epoxy glue and secure your holiday figurine to the bottom of the jar. While it sets, let your child decorate and cover the lid of the jar, using glue or hot glue if you’re not using paint.
2. Let your child fill the jar ¾ full with water and add a few drops of glycerin. Then add the glitter, carefully observing the rate of “snow fall” in the water. If you wish for the glitter to fall slower, add more glycerin.
3. Add epoxy glue to the inside of your lid and twist or attach onto the jar and let dry.
4. Add your final touches, whether it is a ribbon or some form of decoration on the top of the jar, and you and your child have made a beautiful snow globe to display on your mantel or give as a present!
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