Thursday, December 1, 2011

We Made Our Own Snow Globe!


We attempted our own Snow Globe!  And it worked!



We bought a glass jar from the dollar store and all the other materials we found around our home.


I decided to use Baby Oil and not water to have slow moving snow gently falling down and it worked!  With the baby oil the glitter floats around slowly in the jar without it falling too quickly to the bottom.  Butterfly chose two little winter ponies to go inside the jar as they are one of her favourite characters right now.


I found a lid to a vitamin jar in our recyclable craft bin and used that as a stand inside the glass jar's lid to prop up the ponies.  We also found foam glitter trees and foam craft snowflakes for our scene. I hot glued all these items together.  I had to make sure the tree and ponies can all fit back into the glass jar when put together.



Squirt in oil and pour in glitter into the jar!


We put the scene into the jar using hot glue to secure the lid on, then turned it upside down and voila!  Our own Snow Globe!  I probably could have added more oil to fill the jar but I was thinking of having enough room for the liquid to be shaken for the snowfall.  Our sticky craft foam snowflakes did remove themselves from the foam tree, they lost their adhesive from the oil, but we thought it was prettier with the craft snowflakes floating around then being stuck on the tree.  So that worked out!  And I found the oil didn't keep the hot glue in tack on the jar's lid, but it's on pretty tight and the vitamin jar lid inside is the perfect width to seal up the jar's mouth, nothing is leaking and nothing is falling about.  If that was a problem, maybe a more industrial putty would work to secure the scene and lids.  But ours worked out great, it sits on our kitchen table Christmas scene and Butterfly shakes the glitter snow around every morning during her breakfast!



Let me know if you try your own Snow Globe, link back to me, and send me your link, I would love to come see!






23 comments:

  1. This is way cool. Great minds think alike! I just cleaned out a peanut platic jar to do just this... but I hadn't thought of the baby oil.. I was going to use oil - I think I like your idea better =-) Thanks for linking up to TGIF! See you again next week,
    Beth =-)

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  2. Love your snow globe! We've made these before to, but I like the idea of using the baby oil.

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  3. Awww sweet! I'm going to make a few of these for my Kinder Class. I'll email you the photos of the finished products, thanx for the idea! You're awesome!

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  4. OH great idea! I have some empty jars waiting for some inspiration.

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  5. too cute! Baby oil is a great idea. Thanks for sharing!!

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  6. Great idea and easy for youngsters to do.

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  7. this is great, would love to try it too! thanks so very much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

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  8. My kids would love to make these! Thank you so much for sharing this! Who knew it was so simple to make?

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  9. How fun! We just made a snowglobe craft too, only just out of paper. This is such a great idea. I know my kids would love making this!

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  10. Ohh how fab, what a great fun activity. Mich x

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  11. We did something similar not that long ago..it's so fun!!! Would you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2011/12/fun-stuff-fridays-2.html

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  12. http://homeadventureswithmum.blogspot.com/2011/12/versatile-blogger-award.html
    I have picked you to give the Versatile blog Award to. I love your ideas & we will be trying the snow dome out, i hope it turns out as cute as yours :)

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  13. That is really cute! My daughter would love the ponies! Found you on Show and Tell.
    http://tooblessed-tobestressed.blogspot.com/

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  14. This is perfect! I like ponies, snow globes and have a bottle of slightly expired Johnson's baby oil :D

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  15. Hi! Coming over to visit from WUH. What an awesome idea! I think you just have given me some inspiration to use some jars I have around. My kids would love it!

    Many blessings,
    Lisa

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  16. OOh what a FABULOUS idea! We are certainly going to try this.. Grandma will LOVE receiving this as a C-mas gift from the kids.

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  17. Love this! I just added this to the 25 Kid Crafted Gifts Tutorial!
    http://www.busykidshappymom.org/2012/01/25-kid-crafted-gifts-that-looks-good.html

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  18. I am trying this with my son and niece today, if it comes out well I think I'll be having my son make these for Christmas presents for his aunts.So glad I found your link! Thank you for such a creative idea.

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  19. This craft looks fantastic. I'm going to try it with my preschool class!

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