Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Make a Simple Snow Globe With Your Child

Because of El Nino, we haven't been having a proper snowy New England winter at all. We made this snow globe on yet another no-snow day.


To make a simple snowglobe, you need a glass jar with a sealing lid, a sprig of evergreen, (for a tree), some glitter, water, and dish soap. Let your child sprinkle glitter into the jar. My child chose to sprinkle purple, blue, and white. For easy glitter clean-up, you can have your child work on a cookie tray.


Cover the bottom of the jar with the glitter. Pour in water to the very brim, add a drop of dish soap, and cover firmly. A few shakes will disperse the dish soap, which will make the glitter break out of clumps and swirl around.


Look, the snow is beginning!


It's turning into a blizzard!


If you and your child gets close to the jar after shaking, you will be carried away into the fantasy of a perfect, beautiful snowy day.

I learned how to make this snow globe from Steven Caney's wonderful book, "Kids' America".

3 comments:

Mama Rainbow said...

Ah,so the magic ingredient is dish soap LOL! We tried this last year but it was a bit of a disappointment. I now know why! Thank you. I think we will making some of these today as *D* has been asking to do this again for a while now.

Love & light xx

SewnNatural said...

Super idea! I've been meaning to make one of these with my daughter, and now I have this beautiful post to spur me on. Thanks!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

OK Beth, I'll give it a try. I'm trying to figure out how to anchor the "tree" to the bottom. I think I'll do this in those cute round jam jars.

Love,s

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island