Ooooooooh maaaaaaaan! I’ve had so many problems with this craft. Sometimes everything goes wrong, doesn’t it? It has nearly turned into a complete craft fail. This Halloween discovery bottle (or Halloween snow globe!). But, I am pleased with the end result though. It does exactly what I wanted. A while ago I made a fairy discovery bottle and the girls loved it so I wanted to make one for Autumn. This is actually my third version as I didn’t like the first couple. I will post them later as they are ok – just this one is better.
Anyway, as you will see I had problems with the glue, the pot, and everything in fact. Then I finally finish and do all the photos and then I look at it and think actually – you know – it isn’t a discovery bottle at all it’s a snow globe, with leaves. Aaaaaagh!
This is a really simple craft, whatever you decide to call it. All the girls helped, even the twin toddlers. If you plan it right it should only take a few minutes with added drying time for the glue in between.
- a plastic screw top pot/bottle
- a hot glue gun (or superglue)
- a small plastic Halloween figure
- a furry pipe cleaner
What we did:
- Glue the Halloween figure and the pipe cleaner to the bottom of the lid of the pot. Leave this to dry as per the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Half-fill the pot with water. Add the glitter and sequins. I did think about adding some small spiders as well but thought it might overdo it!
- Fill with water to the top.
- You can add a few drops of glycerin which you can buy from the cake-baking section of shops.
- Put the lid on carefully and glue around the edge so it is watertight.
As you can see I mainly had problems with the pot. I could not get the first one to stay waterproof. This was the same type of pot I used for the fairy discovery bottle, but perhaps it was a different make as no matter how much I glued it – it just wouldn’t stay watertight. In the end, I used some pots I bought in the supermarket as containers for craft materials and baking. These had a screw top and worked much better.
As you can see when you tip it upside down the glitter swirls around and looks like falling leaves. The glitter I used was fluorescent so it glows under UV light bulbs, which is really cool. When I woke out how to post a picture of it I will take one to show you.
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As it is probably best called a snow globe I can’t wait to get started on a Christmas one!
What would you call it?