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Re: snowglobes


Date: Fri Apr 18 2003 - 10:39:06 PDT

Wow...I thought this was kind of a lame crafty project but so many of you
seem interested in it. I used larger baby food jars and regular sculpey.
The kids (first graders) had been working on a theme unit about weather.
Each lesson we used a different medium. The unit was really about
introducing media. They used construction paper crayons, glue as rain, chalk
pastels and then I wanted them to do a sculpture lesson.

We talked about snowglobes (the day we did this, it actually snowed!) And
how some things could float and some things could be stuck to the bottom.
They even covered the lids with sculpey (I had planned to cover the lids with
fabric or felt) and made them part of the sculpture. Some kids did the solar
system, a baby chicken, trees, etc. I was pretty amazed with the result.

Thanks for the tips regarding aquarium cement. I will definately use that!
Also we are going to do a little science experiment with the oil and water
before we fill our snowglobes. The kids are really excited about this! I
hope all turns out well! I had done snowglobes some time ago with the
insides made from ceramic clay....but it was a huge disaster as I tried to
have the jars upside down with the figure in the lid. This time I did it
right side up!

I will let you all know how it comes out! Keeping my fingers crossed!