DIY with kids

Create your own snow globe | DIY with kids

“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape – the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.”~Andre Wyeth

Winter is so magical to me.  Especially that very first snowfall that sticks and blankets the land in white and the trees in a new jacket of snow.  Watching the snow fall  is one of my favorite things to do in the winter- whether I am sitting inside curled up under a blanket by the fireplace, or taking a long walk in the middle of the woods.

So, won’t you bundle up and join me on this wintry themed project?

Today my kids and I made our own winter wonderlands -so we can watch the snow fall any time we would like, right inside of our own house.

Create your own snow globe | DIY Christmas craft.

Project Supplies:
*Jars of any size, I used 2 medium sized canning jars, a pickle jar, cherry jar and garlic jar.

*Sandpaper

*Figurines of choice (Do not use metal or they will eventually rust)  Check your local thrift stores, dollar stores, or hobby/model train shops.

*Distilled water

*Glitter

*Glycerin (if desired, I did not use it.  Glycerin will  help slow down your snow fall)

*Epoxy

Instructions:
1.) Clean out your jars and wipe completely dry.

2.) Lightly scuff the inside lid of jar with sandpaper.

3.) Glue figurine onto the inside of jar lid with epoxy.


4.) Once glue is 100% dry (be patient with this, or your project will fall apart)

5.) Fill jar almost full with distilled water.

6.) Sprinkle in a small amount of glitter into jar.

6.5) Get a little messy if you’d like.

7.) Screw lid onto jar-tightly.

8.) Watch it snow!



Such a fun project!  If you have children, please involve them! -(^Just look at her joy! )

Thanks for reading,

~Kelly

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