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Make a purrfect Kitty-in-Boots snow globe

Craft a simply purrfect snow globe in time for Christmas using this easy to follow step-by-step guide, inspired by the newly discovered Beatrix Potter story, The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots.  

 

Watch a video tutorial of how to make it at the bottom of this page.

 

 

You will need:

 

•  A jam jar

•  Some fake snow or glitter

•  A little Christmas tree decoration

•  Glycerine

•  Water resistant glue or a glue gun

•  The cutout image of Kitty

•  Cardboard

•  A laminator with laminating pouches, or clear packing tape as an alternative

•  Scissors

 

Download activity sheet

 

How to make it:

 

1.  Begin by cutting out the image of Kitty from the activity sheet and sticking this to cardboard to make it extra sturdy. If you have access to a laminator you can laminate the picture but if not lay out strips of clear packing tape (overlapping slightly for full coverage) and cover the entire picture in tape. 

 

 

2.  Using scissors trim away the excess tape or laminate paper leaving a small border to avoid leaks. Leave a little more excess at the bottom so you can stick this section down. 

 

3.  Assemble your items inside the lid and use water resistant glue or a glue gun to stick them in place. 

 

 

4.  While the glue is setting fill the jar almost to the top with cool tap water. Add a couple of teaspoons of glycerin and add in the snow and/or glitter. We used about 2 teaspoons. Screw the lid onto the jar.

 

 

5.  Once finished run a run a ring of glue around the inside of the lid and as quickly as you can (before the glue hardens) close the lid on the jar and tighten, tighten, tighten. This will help create an extra seal. 

 

 

6. Your Kitty-in-Boots snow globe is finished!

 

Watch a video tutorial below:

 



The Tale of Kitty In Boots

Beatrix Potter (and others)

"A serious, well-behaved young black cat, who leads a daring double life defeating vile villains."

When Miss Kitty sneaks out to go hunting in her beautiful boots, she gets herself into all sorts of scrapes, but on this particular night she meets the foxiest hunter of them all - Mr. Tod!

This utterly entertaining tale is filled with mistaken identities, devious villains and even an appearance from Peter Rabbit.

Told with Beatrix Potter's trademark dry humour and wry observations, this brilliant tale is sure to become as popular as her original classics and is illustrated by the best-loved Quentin Blake.

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