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Craft time: Family Memories Snowglobe

This article appears in full on page 14 of our November 2015 Indy’s Child Parenting Magazine issue. Pick up a copy today at your local Marsh store, YMCA, public library or community center.


One way to keep those wonderful memories and family traditions alive throughout the season is to print out a picture of your favorite experience. Use that photo to create your own snow globe to put on the mantel or share with family and friends as a special gift.
Recreate this classic winter toy with a customizable twist! You will need:
  • – A mason jar
  • – Fake snow
  • – Cardstock or family photograph that will fit inside the jar
  • – Small white puff balls
  • – Fishing line
  • – Needle
  • – TapeFamily Memories Snowglobe - Indy's Child
  • – Markers (if needed)
  • – Hot glue

Directions:
Thread the needle with fishing line and push it through three of four puff balls to create a line of falling snow. Make 4 to 5 lines of snow.
Tape one end of each line to the bottom of the lid with the tape (packing tape may hold things together better than scotch tape). If using a photograph, attach the bottom of the photo to the bottom of the jar with a few dots of hot glue so that it is standing upright. Another option is to have your children draw a picture or write a note on cardstock (use both sides).
Fill the rest of your jar with faux snow, winter-themed sequins, glitter or small figurines. Screw the top onto the jar with the falling snow hanging down; adjust it as necessary so that the artwork or photograph can be seen. Let the magic live on for years to come!

 


 

What are some of YOUR favorite holidays crafts? Let us know in the comments or tweet us at @indyschild. And don’t forget to bookmark the Indy’s Child 2015 Holiday Fun section for all the scoop you’ll need on holiday events and happenings around Indianapolis this season!

 

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