Ok Parents this is a great eco project for the kids.
I don't know about you but I always have jars hanging around the house that I don't know what to do with, and the kids love this project. For some extra fun, you can have them make these as gifts for birthdays and Christmas. It’s a great way to put old things to great use in a truly functional and delightful way. Have fun!
Your materials are:
- Old mustard or pickle jar with it's original cover
- Glitter and or Sparkles
- Oil (any really) or Glycerin
- Hot glue
- Contents: any little soft things that will float (any things you might normally throw out…beads, buttons, tiny lightweight toys)
- Cloth napkin or newspaper for mess control
Use your cover as the bottom or base of your globe. Glue any object you want to remain stationary as the glitter and sparkles float around it.
Remember those giblets I wrote about in one of my recent posts and use a random plastic figure, fairy, figurine or mini sculpture and glue it on to the cap.
My kids and I used a tiny horse we got out of a gum ball machine as the stationary object. We also used sea glass, buttons, sand, glitter and coins.
For more fun kid friendly projects, visit earthsavers.typepad.com