Our kids love body tracing and this project puts YOU inside a snow globe! 

Materials

Make a Giant Snow Globe:  Trace your body and put yourself into a gigantic snow globe!

  • Cardboard
  • Bristol board (for body tracing and the snow globe base)
  • Pencil/eraser
  • String
  • Bristol board
  • Fabric, paint, etc.
  • Items to make details (buttons, chenille stems, pom poms etc etc.)
  • Glue gun/ glue sticks or white craft glue
  • Good quality scissors
  • We got a donation of styrofoam balls, but you could use crumpled up recycled paper etc.

We always find these items helpful too:

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  • Smock
  • Craft tray

Directions

  • To create the circle for your globe shape, tie a string on the eraser end of a pencil.  Put the end of your string in the centre of your cardboard, stretch it taut and then move in a circular direction to create a large circle.  *We show you the process with a different project below as it was difficult to get the shot with such a large circle!*  Have an adult cut out the circle for you- you can use scissors, but you might find an utility knife easier.  Don your smock and paint your background.  Before you get started filling your globe, think about perspective- remember that things that are farther away look a bit smaller.

Make a Giant Snow Globe:  Trace your body and put yourself into a gigantic snow globe!

Make a Giant Snow Globe:  Trace your body and put yourself into a gigantic snow globe!

Make a Giant Snow Globe:  Trace your body and put yourself into a gigantic snow globe!

  •  Have an adult or friend trace around your upper body.  If your circle for the globe is super giant, you could fit your whole self in!

Make a Giant Snow Globe:  Trace your body and put yourself into a gigantic snow globe!

  • Cut out yourself and sketch out your ideas for decorating.  How could you create yourself- with fabric, felt, paint etc.?  Use what you have- this is a perfect time to use up scraps and extra bits.  Think about what you might wear if you were outside in the snow!

Make a Giant Snow Globe:  Trace your body and put yourself into a gigantic snow globe!

Make a Giant Snow Globe: Trace your body and put yourself into a gigantic snow globe!

Make a Giant Snow Globe:  Trace your body and put yourself into a gigantic snow globe!

Make a Giant Snow Globe:  Trace your body and put yourself into a gigantic snow globe!

Make a Giant Snow Globe:  Trace your body and put yourself into a gigantic snow globe!

Make a Giant Snow Globe:  Trace your body and put yourself into a gigantic snow globe!

Make a Giant Snow Globe:  Trace your body and put yourself into a gigantic snow globe!

Make a Giant Snow Globe:  Trace your body and put yourself into a gigantic snow globe!

Make a Giant Snow Globe:  Trace your body and put yourself into a gigantic snow globe!

Make a Giant Snow Globe:  Trace your body and put yourself into a gigantic snow globe!

Make a Giant Snow Globe:  Trace your body and put yourself into a gigantic snow globe!

Make a Giant Snow Globe:  Trace your body and put yourself into a gigantic snow globe!

Make a Giant Snow Globe:  Trace your body and put yourself into a gigantic snow globe!

 

  • A few creating tips: 1) Use painter’s tape to create sharp lines with your paint. 2) Fold your fabric under before gluing it down, to create finished edges. 3) Wrap your fabric around yourself and glue it on the back. 4) Our kids like to work on big projects like this in manageable parts- e.g., one day working on the face.  We used circular canvases, but you could simply trace your head shape as well. 5) Experiment with placement before you glue things down- this gives you the chance to re-arrange. 6) Work as a team- that way you can have one person put the glue on and the other then lie the materials down and then switch the next time!
  •  Allow yourself to dry and glue yourself onto your globe.  Flip over your globe and then trim any excess.  Create a stand for your globe.
  • Have an adult cut your styrofoam balls in half (you could also crumple up recycled paper or tissue paper) to create your snow and snowballs!

Make a Giant Snow Globe:  Trace your body and put yourself into a gigantic snow globe!

Make a Giant Snow Globe:  Trace your body and put yourself into a gigantic snow globe!

 

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Make a Giant Snow Globe:  Trace your body and put yourself into a gigantic snow globe!

Purpose

  • Changing the size, creating big!

Safety Notes

  • We suggest that you wear a smock and use a craft tray to protect your clothing and surfaces.
  • Use scissors and a glue gun with care and direct, adult supervision.
  • A utility knife is for adult use only!
  • Cord, yarn etc. can be a strangulation hazard, therefore be sure to use with direct supervision and for its intended purpose.
  • Beads, buttons etc. can be a choking hazard, therefore be sure to keep them out of the reach of children ages 0-3 years of age or those that tend to put things into their mouths.
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