January 28, 2006 | Episode 4
Jennifer Farrington of the Chicago Children's Museum shows host Rob Keefe how much fun an activity box can be
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Make Your Own Snow Globe
A great kids' craft project — easily
assembled from everyday items
Materials You'll Need: Small
or medium clear jar, piece of Styrofoam, glitter, water, scissors,
permanent marker, glue gun (needs adult supervision).
1. Ask the kids what they love about snowy days, and then ask them to each draw those things on a piece of Styrofoam. Keep the Styrofoam drawing narrow enough to fit through the mouth of the container when cut out but tall enough to be clearly visible through the jar.
2. Once the child’s Styrofoam drawing is finished, an adult can use the glue gun to attach it to the inside of the jar lid. Since the jar will be displayed upside down (with the lid end as the base), whatever is glued to the lid will become the centerpiece of the snow globe.
3. Fill the jar with water, leaving room for the Styrofoam.
4. Sprinkle in some glitter.
5. Twist on the lid, turn the jar over, and shake up your snow globe.