Guess what my kids got for one of the nights of Chanukah? Homemade Christmas Snow globes, that's how we like to mix it up around here.
I had a crafting date with a girlfriend of mine and we made these sweet snow globes for our kids. We tried to find ornaments to put inside them that were perfect for each child.
For Sweet Girl, I went with the penguin. She loves penguins and has quite the collection going on so this only seemed fitting. I tried to glue the ice blocks in with the penguin but when I did that I couldn't get everything in the jar. They look a bit silly on the side but they were too cute to leave out.
I had a hard time finding something for Little Man, I really wanted to get him something karate related but couldn't find anything. I found this nutcracker and if you look closely, you will notice the karate belt I made out of felt (its suppose to be a brown belt with a white stripe but Little Man said it looks all white - oops.) I also loved the tree that I was able to decorate and put in his snowglobe.
I admit to making a few mistakes with these but once you get the hang of it - its not hard at all.
All you need for these are:
Jars with lids
Ornaments and decorations
Small styrofoam balls or buffalo snow
All you do is:
Glue your ornaments and decorations to the lid.
Turn jar upside down and pour in snow.
Angle lid to get the ornament in jar correctly and close.
Decorate with ribbon if you want.
Mistakes I made so you don't have to:
Screw the lid onto jar first and find the center and mark, that way your
Before gluing ornaments and
Even though your
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