Craft a sensory snow globe with your kids!
Yep, that’s a pie protector and it works beautifully!
Waking up to snow in Seattle is a rare occurrence, but we were gifted with a slight dusting and a beautiful day. Elise wanted to build a snowman because we have been reading a lot of winter-themed and Christmas books.
Mom had to get a shot of her and the snow family even though we were in a hurry.
When we returned from our appointment, the snow had melted. Oh, the shame of Seattle weather: from 25 to 50 in a few hours. Elise was very sad that the snow was gone and really wanted to play with a snowman, so we made a snow globe. It was hung on the front door with pride and then was moved inside to Elise’s door.
We used a pie package that was destined for the recycle bin as the globe and it worked better than I could have imagined! I did cut out the little bumps of plastic that are used to stabilize the pie because I wanted the felt to lay flat. I’m like that, but I don’t think it was a necessary step.
Other materials were:
– craft felt in white, green, blue, black, brown and orange
– pom-poms in various sizes
– jingle bells
– fishing wire
– darning needle (or something to pierce the plastic and the hanging pom-poms)
– ribbon for hanging
– duct tape for attaching the ribbon
We glued down the blue sky and green grass, followed by the snowman and tree trunk. Then all of the pom-poms for the tree were added. The cluster of ‘snow’ and bells at the bottom was left loose to move around and add a sensory piece to our craft (I love Dollar Store jingle bells).
We strung mini pom-poms on fishing wire and used a darning needle to pierce through the front.
We then put on the plastic lid affixed permanently with glue. A little duct tape to attach the hanging ribbon, followed by a bow at the bottom and we were done!
Every time the globe moved, the falling snow did as well and Elise laughed. It was her snowman friend and she “loves his snow man self.” How cute is that?
We put it away with the Christmas decorations and will pull it out next year to be enjoyed all over again!
If you have any questions, please leave a comment and I’ll try and help out. Let me know in the comments if you like it, make it, or want to link up. I’d love to hear from you.
I really hope we get to have another snow day this season. I will be prepared to build the mother of all snow families, and this time, we’ll even include Dad!