Monday, November 14, 2011

Homemade Snow Globes

This year, I want to be sure to make homemade snow globes with my boys. This is another one of my all time favorite preschool activities, and they are both old enough this year to really enjoy it. Here's the step by step process in case you want to make one (or two) too! I will be using this project as one of our Christmas advent activities next month.

Homemade Snow Globes
You will need:
Baby food jar
Glitter
Super glue (hot glue works too!)
Mini Christmas tree ornament or other trinket
(be sure it will fit inside the mouth of your jar!)
Water
After washing and drying your jar, glue the ornaments to the inside of the lid.
And let them dry.
While the glue is drying, fill the jar about 3/4 of the way full of water.
Add as much glitter as you want, in any color(s) that you want.
Once everything is dry and secure, place a layer of super glue around the edge of the jar
and the inside lip of the lid. Carefully screw the lid onto the jar.
(Side note: I totally could have used a small baby food jar, but this is what I had. Also, don't ever throw away baby food jars!! They are good for a zillion different things. As soon as you throw them out, you will definitely find a need for one. I have learned that lesson the hard way many times.)
Voila! You have your very own little snow globe!
You can accessorize however you wish; ribbon detailing, painting the lid, it's really up to you.

4 comments:

From Gen to Gen said...

What an adorable idea! Thank you so much for sharing, my granddaughter would love this.
Blessings, Becky

Paige (Final Clothes-Out) said...

This is so cute! We don't have kids, so there's no leftover baby food jars around, but we DO go through a lot of salsa....

Meredith from A Mother Seeking said...

So great! I love what you did. I pinned it and I will definitely try with my kids.
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Marie said...

Super cute! Thanks for linking up with us and hope you join us again this Wednesday! Happy Thanksgiving!

Marie
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