Snow Globe Valentines.


Snow globes are so magical. I remember being entranced by them as a child and even today I love watching the "snow" inside drift slowly to the bottom. Audrey shares my fascination with snow globes so we decided to make some for her preschool friends in honor of Valentine's Day.



To make Snow Globe Valentines you'll need:
-glass baby food jars
-2" styrofoam balls
-pipe cleaners
-glitter (we used Martha Stewart Crafts Tinsel Glitter)
-glycerin
-serrated knife
-hot glue gun + hot glue sticks
-spray paint (for the baby food jar lids)


Start by painting the lids of your baby food jars. They will need about 24 hours drying time.

When your lids are dry you can assemble your snow globes. Using the serrated knife cut one rounded side off a styrofoam ball. You want the cut piece to fit inside the the center of the jar lid, leaving enough space for lid to tighten securely when it's put back on the jar.


Next form the pipe cleaner into a heart shape. Twist the bottom two ends a couple of times to secure.


Stick the twisted ends of the pipe cleaner heart into the center of the cut styrofoam piece.


Trim off the ends of the pipe cleaner.


Using your hot glue gun secure the styrofoam piece to the inside center of the lid.


While the hot glue dries, fill the jar with water. Add 1 tsp of glycerin and as much tinsel glitter as you like. We used about 1 tsp or so.


Finally, attach a cute tag and deliver to your loves.

23 comments:

  1. I racked my brain trying to think of what I could do for a v-day snow globe and came up with nothing. This is genius! Especially the ball top to give it some height. So clever.

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  2. These are fun. It seems like this year was the year of the snow globes (or at least I've noticed them more). :) I love seeing them taken to another holiday.

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  3. I'm so in love with this!!!!

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  4. your creativity knows no bounds! i love this. I never did jarred baby food so I don't have any of those cute little jars laying around. Did you happen to have them on hand or do you have a resource you could share on where to buy baby food jars?

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  5. This is the cutest Valentine EVER!! I'm saving this for next year, only because my little one and I are doing the magnifying glass Valentines (your idea from last year) this year and I already ordered the supplies!

    Thanks for sharing so many of your creative ideas! I've used so many of them, and really enjoy these posts!!

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  6. Just read your comment, Erin...sometimes people post free baby food jars on Craigslist or Freecycle. Maybe you can find some freebies there!

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  7. Adorable! WIth a one year old in the house, I have been saving our glass baby food jars, just waiting for the right crafting need to come along. I think it has...

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  8. So creative & cute! I'm sure these were a hit with the little ones!

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  9. Sooooooo cute! I am definitely making these. Thanks!

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  10. so very cute- I have a grandson that love snow globes....this would be perfect for him.
    Thanks

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  11. Great idea! I am going to make some of these for my kids. I would totally give these as Valentine's for their classmates if I didn't have to make 57 of them! :)

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  12. Such a cute Idea.... I have been looking for something cute to do for my Boys teachers... Thanks for The idea..
    Kate

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  13. This is such a great idea! Would you be willing to link this up to my Valentine Link Party going on now? I'd love to have you! http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/01/rockin-valentine-valentine-link-party.html

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  14. OH MY! This is the cutest little snow globe or love globe ever! Thank you so much for coming up with this, I can't wait to show my daughter, shes gonna love it and were going to have fun making it :)Michelle MommysPinkieLipgloss@blogspot.com

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  15. Hey i just found your Blog and i´m in love with!
    It´s such an inspiration and so beautiful! You´ve got a new follower.
    Greets from Germany, Coco :)

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  16. Oh My Word...those are soooo sweet!!

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  17. What is the glycerine for?

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    1. The glycerin helps the glitter float and keeps it from clumping.

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  18. I'm the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your snow globe! You can see it here:

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    If you have other kid-friendly crafts, we'd love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

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  19. Yes, this is a great project for the kids to make - but speaking form a teachers point of view - I do not have enough free space to display projects. Consumables are much appreciated - germ - x, notepads, stickies- etc.

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