Monday, February 24, 2014

Snow Globe Flashback!

Hey everyone!  This a flashback post to last year February.  It may be too late now, but pin it for next year!  I just love this project so much and I love how it turns out!  
I even had this project published in the Scholastic Instructor Magazine!!
Check it out here:
 http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/craft-activity-learning-fun

Thank you also for all your wonderful comments and prayers for Mason.  I have a quick update all the way at the bottom! :)

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This is a SUPER FUN project!!
Snow globes!
Now, I cannot take any kind of credit for this adorable project.  My fab teammate made these when she taught kinders and she shared with us! (however, I'll show you how we spruced it up a bit).
Tell your kiddos that they will using their imaginations to think of what it would be like to live in a snow globe.
Then you have to start by taking pictures of your kids individually as they "act" like they are in a snow globe.  I had kids that were shivering, laying on the ground making a snow angel, throwing a snowball (wad of paper), one kid had fists in air and yelling like he wanted out (Um SO cute!!). OH and have them get in their full winter gear too (hat, gloves, scarf etc!)
Then print those and get a parent helper to cut them out completely around the shape of the child.  Print them large enough so that they will be visible in the globe. (4X6)
Next, have the child write using this paper:
 click to grab if you want a copy- sorry it's a scan so I hope the quality is ok
Then you will need a globe/base template- I am SO sorry that I don't have this to share at the moment- but if you trace the outside of a 7" plate and then include a bottom that you glue the above onto- that is all you need!  (see samples below).  Pre- trace for the kids on different colors (I just did blues and purples). 
They cut out, glue their completed writing paper, and now decorate in the "globe" by adding themselves.  You can have them add snow by ripping the top of a 1/2 circle if you want.  They are C- U - T -E and would make a great display!
Here's how to do the rest:
 You will need "fake snow." 
 Put some "snow" on the center of the globe.
 Using a hot glue gun, cover the outside edge of a 7" clear plate with glue.  Then attach to the globe part.  The plates were bought at Party City.
Here are some finished ones:


 Hehe... she is catching snowflakes! :)
 I wish this wasn't so hard to see because it turned out SO cute... she is "shivering" but I love her boots and everything... it just fits so perfectly!
Yes, he is trying to get out! (in his writing he says...I don't want to get sick and I'm hungry-- ha!!)
When my co-worker taught K she made this project with just a snowman (pre-cut and kids added face etc) and they cut the snow globe out.  There was just a base- no writing.  See sample below.

Instead of the fake snow you can also use tissue paper strips as you see here.  

I hope this is a project that you can use in your classroom!

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I am pleased to say that Mason is doing quite well (knocking on wood!!).  He has gained over a pound since birth.  He is now about 3 pounds 12 ounces (was 2 pounds 8 ounces at birth).  AND he has graduated into CLOTHES!  This is a big deal as little guys have to figure out how to regulate their body temperature and that can be tricky with clothes on!

Here are some pics:





Trying to dress a preemie in clothes is quite a challenge- just look at all those wires! :)

Thank you SO much for your kind words, thoughts, and prayers.  It means so much to me and my family!  Love you!


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2 comments:

  1. So happy to get a Mason update! Keep up with the growth :)
    Tania
    My Second Sense

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  2. Thank you for the update. He is growing well and I remember how big of a deal moving in to clothes is. Hooray! Looking at the pics is flashing me back 4 years, I logged many hours in the NICU with my preemie. I am sending you many prayers. (Hugs) to you and your family.

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