As the weather gets colder and the holidays get closer, crafts for kids are going to become an important aspect of many parents’ lives. When those bundles of energy get trapped inside crafts for kids can be a much needed release (for the kids and mom and dad). When those sleigh bells start ringing, crafts for kids can be a fun and frugal way to get children in the holiday spirit and allow them to make gifts for relatives and friends.
With that in mind, Freebie Finding Mom has scoured the Internet and her imagination for some of the best crafts for kids. Start with her Crafts for Kids Pinterest board and peruse FreebieFindingMom.com at your leisure. On FreebieFindingMom.com, you’ll find great crafts for kids like this DIY snow globe. This project is perfect as home decor in your child’s room or the family room or as a gift.
Crafts for Kids: Olaf Mason Jar Snow Globe
½ pint jelly jars
White Crayola Model Magic
Small googly eyes
Black jewelry cording (I found this at Joann’s in the jewelry aisle)
Black Sharpie marker
Orange felt for Olaf’s nose
White felt for the jar lid (optional but it helps the snow stick)
Tiny black buttons for Olaf’s body
Hot glue gun
1. Roll the Crayola Model Magic into 3 balls for Olaf’s body. Try to make his head more square/oval.
Let the Model Magic sit out for several hours (even overnight would be okay). You want it to harden but not be completely hard as rock.
2. Use the hot glue gun to secure Olaf’s body together.
3. Draw on Olaf’s mouth using the Sharpie.
4. Cut the white felt to fit the lid of the jar and secure it with hot glue.
5. Hot glue 3 tiny black buttons to Olaf’s body.
6. Use the toothpick to make a small hole on either side of Olaf’s body for the black jewelry cording.
7. Use a pair of scissors to cut Olaf’s arms and insert into his body.
8. Cut a tiny triangular piece of orange for Olaf’s nose and roll it. Secure it with hot glue and hot glue onto Olaf’s head.
9. Use hot glue to secure Olaf’s 2 googly eyes.
10. Use the toothpick to poke 3 small holes in the top of Olaf’s head for his hair. Cut 3 short pieces of black cording and insert in the holes.
11. Hot glue Olaf to the white felted lid. Add a few tablespoons of fake snow to the 8 oz jar and close it up. The snow will fall over Olaf.
If you and your little one enjoyed this craft for kids and would like other DIY gifts, find additional ideas on Freebie Finding Mom’s Mason Jar Recipes and Crafts Pinterest board.
Do you know of other fun crafts for kids? What about crafts for kids that produce a gift-worthy product? If so, share them in the comments.
Thanks for this post. I am trying to figure out how to get the snow to float like it did in the snow globes with water. What is your technique? Thanks and happy crafting.