Happy New Year OSSS readers! It’s Brooke from Blissful Roots. I’m so excited to on board for another year here at Or So She Says. I love spending time with all of you once a month, and cannot wait to see what the new year has in store.
Today, I have a simple winter art activity you can do with your kiddos. My boys have been making this whimsical snow globe art project for years now, and for some reason I’ve never posted them before. I’m a bit of a snowflake fanatic, and so I try to squeeze in as many snowflake activities (check out our beautiful symmetrical snowflake art here) during the wintery month of January as I can.
The fun part about this art project is that each globe can be as individual as the creator. The globes are kind of like snowflakes themselves- no two are ever exactly alike. And they are incredibly easy to make!
*bowl, or something round to trace
*embellishments (glitter, confetti, snowflake or snowmen cut outs, stickers, etc…)
Trace two circles (I use a cereal bow) on to your contact paper and then cut them out. Cut a piece of card stock into a trapezoid shape for the base. Gather all your embellishments. Then, remove the backing from one of the contact paper circles. Adhere your embellishments to the sticky side of the circle. When all the embellishments are in place, remove the other backing from the second circle and place it sticky side down on top of the first circle. You can be done, and leave the globe as is,, or add a bit of glue to the bottom of the globe and adhere the card stock base.
Isn’t it pretty? The picture doesn’t even quite capture the beauty of it. They’re better in person, I promise! And your kids are going to LOVE them. They can create their globes however they’d like. Gather up as many embellishments as possible, and let your kids go crazy! You don’t even have to stick to the winter theme for the globes. Let your kids put whatever they’d like in them. I just like the beauty of the snowflakes, so that’s what we stuck with for this particular globe.
Enjoy this beautiful, wintery month! And come visit me at Blissful Roots for some simple DIY winter ornaments, a fun Roll-A-Snowman dice game, and if you’ve been bitten by the organization bug, I have my upcycled tin can desk organizers to share. I’ll see you in February. Valentine’s month, one of my FAVORITES!