Saturday, November 26, 2011

Snow Globe Craft

I hope everyone in the U.S. had a Happy Thanksgiving! I finally feel recovered from all that food (haha) and I'm excited to be moving on to Winter crafts at our house. We picked up "Snow Music" by Lynne Rae Perkins at the library last week. I knew it would be a perfect story for us since we've recently had our first snowfall.


The illustrations perfectly depict a snowy winter scene. A little boy opens his door to see the snow that had fallen over night and his dog quickly escapes. As the story follows the boy trying to find his dog, it illustrates the sounds of snow through animal tracks, tire tracks, etc. It was pretty fun to have my kids imitate the sounds with me and they were engaged the whole time during the story.

We decided to imitate the book cover by creating our own snow globe scene. To complete the snow scene in our globes we painted it with glitter paint to depict the snow falling down. Here is mine below.


I simply cut out a shape for the globe out of white card stock paper and the boys used pencil to first draw their scene. After coloring it with crayons, we got out the water colors to paint the background of our scenes.




After the water colors were dry, we painted iridescent glitter paint all over the globe. It gave it a shiny texture like glass and the glitter created a beautiful snowy scene. I realize it's hard to see all the glitter in these pictures so they don't do the craft justice, but they really turned out so sparkly and beautiful! I cut a base out of brown paper to add to the bottom of our globe.



This project has really got us excited about the Winter season. We are going to do one more craft with this book so you'll have to stay tuned in the next couple days.

Happy Crafting!

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