The relaxed, casual atmosphere at 3e International School is even warmer as teachers prepare students for the holiday season. We visited the Lido campus after hours and met Amanda Boarman, first and second grade teacher from Indiana, US. While Boarman’s current passion is travel, having visited over ten different countries since leaving the US last year, she also has a knack for creative projects. She excitedly pitched the DIY snow globe to us, tested the project out, and was eager to show 3e kindergarten student, Aydin Rwanyagatare, how to make a personalized snow globe.
5+ (with parental help)
– Color photo
– Glue gun
– Card stock (blue, in the example, to simulate the sky)
– Clear plate
– White confetti (you can make your own)
– Silver glitter
– 2 gold pipe cleaners
– 1 silver pipe cleaner
– Cotton (for the snow ball)
Step 1: Take a picture of your child acting like they’re playing in the snow.
Step 2: Print the picture and color and cut it out.
Step 3: Glue the photo onto the blue card stock.
Step 4: Use the clear plastic plate to draw a circle for your ornament on the blue card stock
Step 5: Decorate with glitter and white paper confetti to simulate snow.
Step 6: (Optional) If your child (in the photo) looks like he is throwing a snowball, take some cotton and ball it and glue it to their hand.
Step 7: Glue clear plastic plate to the blue card stock on top of the picture, glitter, and snow.
Step 8: Cut out the extra blue card stock from around the plate.
Step 9: Glue decorative pipe cleaner around the outside of the clear plate.
Step 10: Fold silver pipe cleaner in half and glue to the back of the ornament. Leave a loop at the top so that you can hang it. And we’re finished!
Aydin is proudly memorialized in a keepsake snow globe ornament.
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