Last week I was home in 'Rado for First Christmas (because you should always have at least 2 Christmases) and got to have a craft day with my 4-year-old niece, who by coincidence just happens to be the coolest 4-year-old ever, Tabitha. One of the projects we made was this Frosty the Snowman snowglobe.
Since this was going to be Tabitha's very own special ("it's just my perfect size!" in her words) snowglobe I thought it should be a little more kid friendly than the original snowglobes so instead of an old glass jar we used a plastic peanut butter jar. (Sister didn't have an empty peanut butter jar lying around so we emptied the peanut butter that was in this jar into a Rubbermaid container and now it looks like she makes her own peanut butter. "Oh this? Ya, I make my own, so much healthier." So, we both win!)
- a pre-schooler
- an empty peanut butter jar (plastic)
- a non-metal character of your choosing (ours is glass)
- distilled water
- modeling clay
- glue gun (do I really need to list that every time?)
Oh what the heck, pose for 2 pictures with it- it's Christmas after all!
Now it's time to prepare your globe. Fill your jar almost to the top with distilled water (it has to be distilled or it'll be cloudy) and 1tsp of Glycerin. (More detailed instructions here.)
Then put the jar in a big bowl and let your pre-schooler add enough Glitter to choke a reindeer.
These snowglobes make wonderful last-minute gifts. They're super quick, inexpensive and made by hand so they're extra special too. Merry Christmas and happy crafting!
~mandee raePin It