I love Christmas crafts that you can do with your little ones and these easy snow globe ornaments are exactly that!
When our now grown children were young, my mom always had a little craft for them to do on Thanksgiving. After appetizers and lunch, the men would retreat to the den and all the girls and the kiddos would go out onto the garage where Mom set up a big table full of craft supplies. All the projects revolved around Christmas and it was the perfect activity to get everyone a little bit giddy about the holidays!
Those hours between Thanksgiving dinner and decorating Mom and Dad’s Christmas tree (which we always did on Thanksgiving night), might be my favorite times of holidays past. Glitter and glue and laughter and little hands hard at work making memories.
And this easy ornament would be a perfect craft to do on Thanksgiving Day or on a cold lazy afternoon between now and Christmas!
Here’s all you need:
*Cardboard (or poster board)
*glitter and or fake snow
*fun little things to tuck inside your ‘snow globe’ (you can find cute thing everywhere! The trees I got were too tall to fit under the cup, so I cut off the tops and used the that piece!)
*tinsel for hanging
*Christmas picks to wrap around the top
*Glue (I used Americana DecouPage)
Cut your card board and your craft paper a little bigger than the opening of the cup-
Glue the craft paper to the cardboard-
Spread a coat of DecoPage on top of the craft paper and sprinkle glitter or a little fake snow on top of the glue-Let that dry-
Using a glue gun, glue your little items onto the craft paper-(Make sure they fit inside the cup)
Poke a hole in the top of the cup and put in the tinsel-make a ball with the tinsel on the inside of the cup to keep it in place.
Wrap a loop of tinsel back around and twist it to create a loop for hanging…
Use hot glue to adhere the cup onto the base and then twist some of your holiday pick around the top to add a little interest!
So cute and super easy- These would be great for kids to make but of course you’d need an adult to manage the glue gun!
If you have a minute, I’d love for you to tell me what your family does after Thanksgiving dinner!?