Kid Craft: Halloween (Not) Snow Globes

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I found some really cool DIY snow globes over at Michaels the other day and couldn’t wait until Christmas to use them! I also thought it would be fun to put a Halloween Peep in the globe, which kinda means I couldn’t put water or glycerin in the darn things!

ghost peep in a dry snow globe

That’s when I remembered seeing ideas for DRY snow globes around the internet! St. Louis blogger Tidy Mom has a super cute mason jar snow globe tutorial here and I also saw similar globes idea here on Pinterest. In fact, Pinterest is full of dry globes for Christmas, winter or Valentine’s day.

DIY Halloween Snow Globe

But what about Halloween? I decided a ghost Peep would look pretty neat with chocolate sprinkles and a fuzzy stick tree. We added a little construction paper tombstone to fill out the scene.

6 year old boy crafting a Halloween snow globe
Please Ignore the Horrible Wallpaper…it’s gone now!

Yes, Mitch is wearing a train hat he made. Not sure why. He was six when we made these.

Now if you’ve been reading my blog a while you know I’m not a super crafter, but my first grader is pretty talented. You know, for a first grader. So I’m posting this Spooky Ghost Globe more as an idea to inspire your own kids, not to copy. Because I’m not really sure if it worked all that great.

Marshmallow Peeps in a Snow Globe??

First, marshmallow Peeps are surprisingly hard to glue. Must be all the sugar! Even after we knocked (and yes, someone may have licked) the sugar off the bottom it was really…squishy.

And tended to flop over.

I looked up other Peep crafts and found that people used hot glue on their Peeps…Doh! I wanted to be able to re-use our globe for a winter scene, so we stuck with Glue Dots.

Otherwise the craft didn’t turn out so bad. And yes, it would be more finished looking if we added a ribbon or strip of black construction paper to the lid. Eh, next time.

What would you put in your spooky globe?

 

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