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“Using-What’s-Available” Snow Globe Christmas Craft
Kids love making things in miniature. This snow globe Christmas craft and winter scene will have kids feeling the simplicity and serenity that comes with the true meaning of the Holiday. You can raid old toys, craft scraps and any other items that are available to make this a beautiful and easy Christmas craft!
– Plastic see-through cups, one for each child
– Cotton balls
– Cardboard coasters or cardboard, the thickness of the back of a tablet
– Stick glue
– Craft glue
– Ribbon (optional)
– Sharp knife (optional)
– Trees and other scenery pieces:
Here is where you can raid your own stockpile of discarded small toys and broken ornaments if you don’t want to buy things at a craft store. You can make trees out of green construction paper shaped into cones. You can make tree snow with confectioners’ sugar on a little glue. As for the reindeer, kids’ imaginations will allow anything to suffice. Create mangers or cabins or little animals out of play dough. Use what’s on hand, from pipe cleaners to construction paper hole punches to bits of used fabric.
Reminder: It’s not how much you have – it’s how much you can do with what you have!
1. To create the base if you do not have cardboard coasters: Find something slightly bigger than the mouth of the plastic cup, such as a coffee mug. Trace around it on the cardboard and cut it out. To cover it, use aluminum foil, pretty wrapping paper, or paper doilies cut to fit. Glue the covering onto
2. Pull apart several cotton balls and glue them to the foil to make the snow.
3. Create pine trees out of pipe cleaners, play dough, or construction paper and glue them in place.
4. Create the rest of your scene using what’s available, encouraging kids to use their imaginations, and create a pretty scene with the objects you put in front of them.
5. To glue the top on, this is where stick glue will probably work better than craft glue, as the plastic tops are not porous. A hot glue gun would work best, but we don’t suggest bringing one to a class full of children unless you are an expert. Just apply the stick glue liberally and stick the plastic on top,
encouraging students not to hold them by the top for several hours until the glue dries.
6. Without the use of hot glue, we suggest not hanging the snow scene, but rather, using it for a windowsill or shelf decoration. You can place a bow on top, or tie one by punching two holes in the very top with sharp scissors or a knife, and threading the ribbon through before tying.
This Christmas, let’s start off on the right foot–being thankful for what we already have and for the people in our lives who love us, whether they are rich, poor, healthy, unhealthy, young, old, or in-between. Of all the gifts God gives at Christmas, love is the greatest gift of all.
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