Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Christmas Activities for Preschoolers: Snow Globes

I found this idea in a Martha Stewart magazine and it was worth the effort to go find the materials. It's a great wintertime activity because of the snow falling outside, but you could adapt this idea to any holiday, depending on the figurine you use on the inside. Here's how:

Glass jar
silicone glue
plastic or ceramic figurines
distilled water
glycerin (check the pharmacy section of your grocery)

Sand the inside of the lid to roughen the surface to the glue with adhere to it. Glue a figurine to the inside of the lid and let the glue dry (p.s. the silicone glue is key here; I tried to cheat and use hot glue and our figurines didn't stay on for long).

Fill the jar almost to the top with distilled water, a pinch of glitter and a few drops of glycerin. Place a ring of silicone glue around the mouth of the jar and screw the lid on tightly. Ta Da!

A little home-made snow globe.

Well, with the new baby and a fresh new virus floating around our family, we will be INSIDE for a while...stay tuned for some more fun inside winter activities.
And please do send me your genius ideas.
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