This easy tutorial on how to make a maple tree leaf globe is a great fall craft for kids.
Snow globes aren’t just for winter! This fall, make your own maple tree leaf globe just like the one you see here. Kids will love watching the leaves spin and swirl inside, and you will love that this is a budget-friendly craft that you can whip up in minutes. Take a look at how you can get busy making your own maple tree leaf globe. It is the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of the fall season.
How to Make a Maple Tree Leaf Globe
Canning jar with lid
Hot glue, glue gun
Twigs or sticks
Red, yellow, and orange metallic confetti (we used a chili pepper garland from our local craft store, and simply cut the peppers into small bits to look like leaves)
1. Begin by filling the jar with water. Basic tap water works fine. Since the confetti will be weighted, there is no need to add any oils of any kind. The water is enough.
2. Flip the lid over and add a generous dab of glue to the center of it. Hot glue is best for this. Press a twig or stick to the glue, allowing the little branches to branch out and up. It should resemble a little tree.
Your little tree should be given time to dry in place. Something such as the twig you see here is perfect.
3. Line the rim of the jar with glue. Quickly turn the lid over and insert the branch into the jar. Work slowly so you don’t bend and snap it. Screw the lid in place. Allow for several minutes to let the glue dry.
4. While the glue dries, you can decorate the lid with a little twine and silk leaves. Simply snip, tie, and glue them in place to your liking.
5. Now, just flip the jar over and give it a good shake. The red, yellow, and orange metallic confetti will twirl around the jar like a blustery fall day.
Beautiful, isn’t it? Give this easy to make maple tree leaf globe a try, and see how easy it can be to get in the spirit of all things fall.
Happy fall, y’all!
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