As the weather gets colder we go outdoors less and less. We had a really cold week a couple of weeks ago so our walks went out the door. I don't want my daughter to be on her iPad or watch TV all day so I try to come up with fun ways for her to use her hands and get creative. It's been cold but not cold enough for snow yet and my daughter has been anxious for the first snowfall to come. To get her excited about the snow that should be coming soon I created this DIY Kids Snow Globe Artwork.
- Winter Scene Printable
- Snowman Printable
- White Confetti
- Silver or White Glitter (Optional)
- Gallon Ziplock Bag
- White glue
Step 1: Print out the Winter Scene printable on cardstock. Using cardstock makes it easier when you want to shake the confetti inside of the "snow globe". Instead of printing out the winter scene you can have the older kids just draw a scene and color it themselves.
Step 2: Cut out the snowman pieces yourself or have your child cut them out. Give the pieces to the child with the glue and have them create the snowman on top of the winter scene. You can also add different colors and accessories to customize your own snowman.
Step 3: Carefully place the snowman art piece into the ziplock bag. (Optional: You can place glue behind the artwork and then place into ziplock back and press to glue the back to the bag. This way the confetti and glitter stays put in front.) Sprinkle in the confetti and glitter into the bottom of the ziplock bag. Close the ziplock bag and then fold over to the back and tape down.
Step 4: Show the child how to shake the bag and make the "snow" fall over the snowman.
How do you keep the kids entertained during the Winter?