The Cool2Craft Creative Play theme for December is “Give Yourself a Gift.” You give to everyone else during the holidays and all year long. Time to give yourself a treat! Make something, go somewhere, do something that’s just for you and photograph it! Then share it with us – post it on the Cool2Craft Creative Play blog on the Hive. Anything goes! I’m going to run with this theme and craft every day in December. I’ll be posting tutorials and videos as well as making some kits available at the Marketplace. Join me on Cool2Craft for 31 days of blissful, healing, creative play and give yourself the gift of play, too! [Candace J.]
My best bud, Lynn is an art teacher at Belvedere Elementary School in Arnold, Maryland. She has an after school recycle art group and this is a project she did with them. Their snow globe ornaments are on a tree in the State House in Annapolis. You won’t believe how she told me to make the snow!
|Here are the supplies:
A domed cup lid from a Frappuccino
|The first thing I did was cut the center out of the regular coffee cup lid and cut two pieces from the rim of the lid.|
|I put the rim pieces together and glued them. This will be the base of the snow globe.|
|I traced the middle of the cup lid that I cut out on the snowflake paper, cut it out, glued it on, flipped it over and glittered the back of it. The snowflake paper will be the background for the scene. The glittered back of the circle will be what you see from the back of the ornament.|
|I ran a bead of glitter glue around the edge of the snowflake paper circle and set it in the domed lid. I added dots of the glitter glue to the dome.|
|Because of the dome shape, I had to build up some hot glue on the base for the dome to stand upright.|
|Here’s the fun part! I took Super Thick Tacky Glue and shaving cream and mixed them in equal parts. That’s the snow! I piled some into the bottom of the dome/scene. I mixed and placed the snow with a chop stick. Then I remembered I had a pastry bag for clay, so I dug that out to help in the finishing.|
|I cut my image out and left a little paper on the bottom to fold back when I set it in the snow.|
|So, I put the rest of the “snow” into the pastry bag and piped some on the roof of the little house and around the outer edge of the globe. Then I sprinkled on some white glitter. After it dried, I poked a tiny hole in the top front of the globe and put a head pin up through it to make a ring for hanging.
The little house is a clay gingerbread house that I made for Lynn. It says “Lynn and Candy’s Clay Camp”