This year I am making these cute dollar-store snow globe parent gifts for my class. Let me break down the steps to complete these if you would like to make some as well. Check out these snow globe gift ideas.
Grab What You Need for the Dollar Store Snow Globe Parent Gifts
First, you will need a few things. A snow globe, a picture of each student, scissors, super glue, and fake snow. I found these snow globes at The Dollar Tree. You can grab some online here. I know Target Dollar Spot had some as well. These are cheap to make and so sweet. Parents and student supporters will cherish these snow globe gifts.
Prep a Student’s Picture
Next, you will need a picture. We took a picture of each student blowing snow. I knew the globe was not very tall, so we wanted pictures of them from their waist up.
Then, I uploaded their picture to a computer program. I made each of my pictures 2.6 inches tall. That was for the whole picture, even though I will be cutting them. You can leave your picture on the side. I chose to make the images on both sides. To do this, I place the first image in the center of the paper. Then I made another page the SAME and flipped the image. Lastly, I printed the page as a two-sided image. (Because papers do not always feed EXACTLY correctly, sometimes I have to do this a few times to get it right.) Now, I trim the image around the student. If it is a good print and everything is centered… both sides look good. Sometimes I have to trim up the opposite side slightly.
I printed it onto cardstock. 🙂
If this step is stressful for you while you create your Dollar Store Snow Globe Parent Gifts, just print the image on one side. It will still look amazing and precious.
Apply The Picture Inside the Dollar Store Snow Globe Parent Gifts
When you have the picture you need, make sure it will fit inside the globe. Now, I bend the bottom of the picture so I can make it stand up. Apply super glue to this bend and place it on the inside plastic piece.
Another tip is to cut UP towards the picture just a bit and bend back one piece to the front and one piece to the back to glue and tape down.
Add Fake Snow
Since I printed my pictures with paper, I do not want to add water inside the globe. (YES, you can add water if your image is waterproof, but I am choosing not to add water.) Instead, I am adding fake snow. (This is the snow I am using, but you can use MANY different types. I am not using any snow with moisture.)
My fake snow is inside my classroom so I will be adding this tomorrow at school, then I will take a picture and show you what it will look like. My goal is to tip the globe upside down so the entrance is on top. Then, I will add the plastic piece with the student’s picture to the globe. Lastly, I will add the lid to close it up.
Add a Little Bit of Ribbon
The last piece of the project is a piece of ribbon for each child. We measured how tall each child is NOW and we cut the ribbon to that size. Now, we will tie the ribbon around the bottom of the ribbon as a detail. This is just an extra special step. Click here to head to this article.