With this fun activity you can get your kids to make their own snowglobe! Get them to draw a picture of your family at christmas time! These also make the perfect hand made gift for loved ones.
What you need:
- A Jar (cleaned with a leak proof lid)
- Laminator (or Wide Masking Tape (Clear))
- Micador Colourfun Markers
- Micador Painting Paper
- Glycerine (or clear corn syrup)
- OPTIONAL: Micador Modeling clay
To clean your jar out and remove your sticky label, try using eucalyptus oil and a cotton ball to remove the sticky residue and then rinse under soapy water. If it isn’t coming off that easily, try using a scrubbing brush as well
Step 1: Draw your background!
Measure roughly the size the paper needs to be, this depends on the size of your jar. Ideally the paper will go just under half way around the jar and at the height will be under the screw top of the jar.
Using the Markers, draw a portrait of your family at Christmas time.
Add some Micador Modeling Clay to the inside of the lid to create a base and build it up - try using white clay to look like snow.
Step 2: Laminate
Laminate your drawings. If you don’t have a laminator, you can use clear masking tape to laminate your paper. Extend the tape beyond the end of the paper and cover both sides. When you trim it, leave about 5mm on either side.
Step 3: Fill your jar!
Fill your jar up half way with water (be sure to do this over a sink) and add one spoon of glycerine (this helps the glitter float) and a spoon of glitter and fill the rest with water to about 90% capacity. Stir it all together – the glitter will sit up the top. Slide your laminated card in upside down.
Download this info as a takeaway PDF
Step 4: Secure your jar
Putting your lid on, secure it as tight as you can. Flip the jar back over and do a little shake to test for leaks (do this over a sink!) If all is well, you have a snow globe!
The scenes are interchangeable, so you can have a new snow globe anytime you like!