A couple of weeks ago, Goose had a friend over after school and they were looking for an “activity” to do. Goose whipped out an old ‘Mister Maker’ book and they all made snow domes.

I was surprised at how easy it was!
Simply put some plasticine in the lid of a jar, stick a small toy or two firmly in the plasticine, fill jar with water and glitter and put lid back on to jar and you have your very own snow dome!
I have seen them made by adding a little glycerine as well, but ours worked well enough without it.

That very night I happened to come across this post with the idea of putting a gift card, along with a small decoration, inside a snow globe.* I thought it was a great way of snazzing up a gift that could potentially be a little boring! I am imagining too a toy goat next to a toy tree in a snow globe when giving one of these charity gifts.**

So there are now a few people receiving one of these on Christmas Day…

For more simple kids craft ideas, you might like to check out our kids craft page here.

* They did test the gift cards out after a week and they still worked, but they did suggest not to leave the gift card in the water for any longer than a week!

** If you’ve never heard of these charity gifts, you really must check them out! This year we are giving a toilet to someone…not quite sure how I’ll make that one into a snow globe yet… ADDITION DEC 2011 – We made them this year!  Check them out in this post.
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  1. says

    You&#39;re a clever one, Emma. I have so enjoyed learning LOTS from you!!! I think my kids wish they were your kids!<br /><br />I&#39;m off to make your rocky road…<br /><br />x

  2. says

    PS – your sis does not sell buttons any more… makes me sad every time I see your little sidebar image. Please wish her a HAPPY Chrissy and maybe, just maybe, she&#39;ll pop into blogland some day soon in 2011?!? x

  3. says

    Really?? Just water and glitter??<br />Sounds too easy. I thought there&#39;d have to be some sort of nasty non stick together type stuff involved. I think we might be making some here tomorrow.

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