Cakey wanted to make a snow dome for her Dad's birthday. I remembered seeing a snow dome on Childhood 101 around Christmas time... so I knew it could be done. Most snow domes have a figurine in the middle but I thought we could use a photo of Cakey and Boo instead. We found a suitable photo, some sticky contact, a glass jar with straight sides and the glitter.
I cut the photo to size. I then cut a piece of contact so that it was wider than the photo by 2cm. I carefully unpeeled the contact backing and lay the photo face up in the middle of the sticky contact. Then I wrapped the contact (now with photo) around the outside of the glass jar, pushing down the tabs of sticky contact to adhere to the glass jar. When you look through the jar – you can see Cakey and Boo.
Next for the fun part. Cakey poured copious amounts of glitter into the jar, I filled it with water and glued the lid closed. Cakey glued some pretty jewels to the top of the lid. In hindsight, I let Cakey put way too much glitter in the jar – there is one serious snow storm in that jar! I should have also chosen a photo of the two girls standing close together as once the water is added to the jar, the photo showing through warps and stretches... but not in a bad way.
Their dad loved his snow dome.
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