Are you looking for activities to keep the kiddos busy over Winter Break? How about a Waterless Snow Globe that can upcycle plastic containers, as well as encourage hand eye coordination.
Recently my daughter and I worked together to make Waterless Snow Globes. This holiday craft not only glows at nighttime, but really ignites creativity through unique designs and mixing paints to create new colors.
Plus, it is pretty cool that it can be lit up at nighttime!
If you would like to recreate a Waterless Snow Globe with your family, you will need the following:
– Plastic Container with a lid
– Acrylic Paints
– Battery Operated Tea Light
– Red Fuzzy Stick AKA Pipe Cleaner
– Multiple Paint Brushes
– Paper Towels or Newspaper
Tip: Most of these items can be located at a dollar store or local craft store.
To get started, first wash and dry your clear plastic container.
Tip: A peanut butter or mayonnaise container with a smooth exterior would work for this. However, we did not have any on hand, so I found craft ones at the dollar store.
Next, lay down paper towels or newspaper and paint the outside plastic with a layer of glue. We did this is so the acrylic paint would adhere to the surface. Then, set this aside and allow it to dry for at least an hour.
Next up, start to add the designs on the container with a clean paintbrush. We ended up having 6 or so to use in the different colors.
My daughter painted a Christmas Tree with ornaments, Snowman, and a Snowman face. She mixed red and yellow to create orange for the snowman’s nose and combined red and green to make brown for the trunk of her Christmas Tree.
She finished her creations by putting dots of white paint to look like falling snow.
Tip: You may need to put a second layer of paint to really make it stand out. We needed to do this with the Tree and the Snowman nose so it would show up at nighttime.
Once the paint has dried, twist a red fuzzy stick around the bottom of the Snowman face. Then finish by adding a tea light to the lid and twisting it onto the bottom.
When you are ready to have the Waterless Snow Globe illuminated, simply twist off the bottom and flip on the light. This craft turned out great and it can be used both indoors and out.
I hope your family also enjoys putting this together and you have a wonderful winter break.