Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Make Your Own Snowglobe

This was a fun project that I recently did with my three year-old and then again with his preschool class.  They turned out super cute! (Note: Thomas helped with several of these photos!)

We used a baby food jar, mini-ornaments, glitter, glycerine, and an oven bake clay.  We used regular glitter, though if you have it or are heading to Micheal's anyway I would suggest getting the larger sized glitter, it floats better.

Work the clay then make a mound on the cap of the jar.  This allows the figurine to be seen  past the lid.  Be sure to stay a little bit back from the rim so that the jar will close correctly.

Choose which figure(s) you want to use and then place them in the clay to make an imprint before baking the clay.  Be sure to remove the figurines before baking, you are just providing an imprint for them to be glued.

Bake according to the package directions.

While waiting for the top to bake, prep the figurines.

Fill the baby food jar about 3/4 of the way full with water.

Add a couple of eyedroppers full of glycerin.

Add the glitter.  Careful, too much and you'll have a blizzard!

Whent he tops are out of the oven put the top on, add more water if necessary, then glue the top down.  You can also glue a ribbon around the lid to give it a more festive look.

Shake and Enjoy!