Sunday, November 28, 2010

Homemade Snow Globes For Preschoolers

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There are so many different ways to make snow globes with preschoolers. Over the years we have made a number of them and we would like to share with you a few of ways to make this delightful craft. Snow globes range from super easy to some that take a bit of prep time. All are well worth the effort when you see the children's faces when they're finished!

Materials Needed for Your Snow Globes:
  • Baby food jars
  • Distilled Water
  • Corn Syrup or 3 drops of glycerin
  • Plastic Cake or Cupcake toppers (Purchase at party store)
  • Glitter (iridescent or white)
  • Silicone Rubber Sealant 
  • Sand Paper

Adult Prep: Lightly sand the inside of the lid and put a generous amount of rubber sealant over it to hold the figurine in place. Check on the sealant label for proper drying times.
Let the children spoon water in the jars and add a pinch of glitter. You can then have them add a few drops of glycerin with an eyedropper or a splash of corn syrup (This slows the glitter as it falls).
Adults Only: Add a bit more sealant around the lid and screw it on. Give it a day or so to dry.
Now you have snow globes that are sealed and beautiful!

Super Easy Snow Globes For Preschoolers:
Not all of us have the time for projects that take a lot of prep, so here is the super easy version!

  • Tap water
  • Glitter (Iridescent or White)
  • Glue
  • Ribbon (Optional)
  • Baby food jars
  • Food coloring (Optional)
Simply have the children fill tap water into the jars and sprinkle a bit of glitter inside. Seal the lid with a bit of glue on the outside and tie it off with a ribbon!


Deborah Stewart said...

Awesome idea - you can do so much with this for the holidays and what great parent gifts!

April said...

I love the snowglobes! I really hope I get a chance to do this before Christmas! Great idea.

Play for Life said...

We did something kind of similar ... but different ... at kindergarten today ... we'll post about in in the next day or two!
Donna :) :)

Darcey said...

This is a great idea. I like the way they turned out. This was one of my favorite posts for this week and I've linked up to your post here:
I'm a new follower of your blog and am looking forward to reading future posts.

Barbra The Bloggess said...

Thanks Darcy! I'll be sure to stop by!

Barbra The Bloggess said...

@ Deborah
The parents will love them! :)

@ April
This time of year is really busy. Hope you get a chance, too!

@ Sherrie and Donna
I'll be sure to check it out! Thanks! :)

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

I love how you used corn syrup to slow down the glitter! I'm pinning this to my (CarlaINHouston) Gifts For Preschoolers (DIY Style!) board!