Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Projects….love them with the kids…

Mike was home Monday and he let Justin help put the tree together and then while he was out doing a welding project the kids helped me decorate it.

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Then today we made snow globes. Interesting project with very impatient wee ones. But it worked just fine and they are happy.

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First find a jar and scuff up the lid. Glue on your objects you want.

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Add water and glycerin.

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Add glitter and stir

 

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And stir….

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Try to be patient while the glue dries on the tree. Make heart ornaments.

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Gotta still poke a hole and string them but it’s a start on the ornaments.

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Screw the lid on after adding a bit of extra glue so some wee one doesn’t try to let the tree out.

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And WAA LAA, there you have a Christmas tree snow globe.

Hope you’re have a blessed day. I know I am.

P.S. If you really want to make these with kids, glue the stuff on before you’re putting it together with them otherwise the tree or other stuff will float because the glue isn’t dry. Also, notice the tree has no star and heart base. Didn’t fit in the jar, so I guess it’s best to check that out before you really even glue anything down.

4 comments:

Jill said...

I always enjoy making snow globes with my kids! We used a lot of donated baby food jars too and they turn out really cute!

Hope you have a wonderful evening!

Blessings,
Jill

Baby Sister said...

Huh. I never would have thought to do that. Super cute idea!! And the tree looks awesome as well. :)

A girl needs 2 Talk said...

Wow! How do you know to do all this stuff? I had to read this twice to know what a snow globe is!! :D You're a rocking day care Mum, I tell you!

Kim said...

I've gotta do this with Gabe...he'll flip his lid! Thanks for the idea!