Rainy Day Art Project

Winter is upon us, and it is the perfect time to be creative. One of our favorite projects around the Arts Barn this time of year is to make snow globes. You will need:

  • Glass jar with a lid
  • Epsom salt and/or white glitter
  • Modeling clay (white, black, blue, orange, brown) or small found objects
  • Glue
  • Ribbon (optional)

First, create the objects that will live in your winter wonderland. We made a snowman out of modeling clay and let him sit overnight to harden. If you don’t have clay, no worries, you can use any little items that might live outdoors in the winter (and you don’t mind gluing into the jar). Test to make sure everything fits okay inside the jar (not too tall, wide, etc.). Once hardened, glue your objects to the inside of the lid of the jar, letting the glue dry thoroughly. While the glue dries, we pour about an inch of Epsom salt and/or white glitter into the jar.

Once the glue dries, turn your lid upside down, give it a good shake to be sure everything is secure. Then screw the lid onto your jar. Turn the whole thing upside down and tah-dah! You have your own snow globe! Last step, add a ribbon around the lid of the jar, if you would like.

Jaree Donnelly Art Education Coordinator, City of Gaithersburg Arts Barn

Jaree Donnelly
Art Education Coordinator, City of Gaithersburg Arts Barn

More details about our “Rainy Day Projects” may be found on Facebook at @ArtsontheGreen. We hope you have fun!

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