Three tiny containers of glitter satisfied the GLITTER!!! needs of 36 kids, and a couple visitors to my class. (Dollar Store glitter $1 for all three)
How? How in the world did I not have GLITTER!!! from floor to ceiling? Me, the art teacher who loves a good mess and has little tolerance for orderly – aka micro managed -art?
We made snow globes, easy, inexpensive, practically mess-free. (there is always that one child who smears glue on his hands and proceeds to touch his hair, face, neighbors face…..)
SNOW GLOBES: The easy way.
Draw a Christmas scene on circle paper – I found a stack of pre-cut white cardboard circles at my favorite paper supply company (Hollos in Brunswick, if you happen to be a local reader) $.02 each
Encourage the kids to use the WHOLE circle to draw their picture. (part of the bottom will be hidden)
Now, walk the kids to the “GLITTER station”
The base of the snow globes are simply little cardboard cups. Before class I used a long serrated knife to cut a slit through the bottom. (approximately across the center of the cup) (Bag of 50 cardboard cups = $2.25)
Our inexpensive circles had an “easy to color on” side and a “not easy to color on” side …. so we only used one side to draw on, but you could just as easily use both.
I did walk out of class with a piece of glitter stuck right under my eye – as many people pointed out….~pshaw, it’s festive :) Tis the season for GLITTER!!!!