City Skyline Snow Globes

When: Saturday, December 19, 2020, 9:00am

With its tall buildings and bridges, New York City’s skyline is recognizable the world over. 

Tune in as Amanda Kingloff, founder of PROJECT KID, shows how you can create your own cityscape snow globe while you learn about some of the city's most iconic structures. 

Video Launch Saturday, December 19: This winter crafts video will be available starting at 9 am on Saturday, December 19, and will be available for viewing all season long. 

To view all the MCNY X PROJECT KID history + crafts videos, visit www.mcny.org/projectkid.

The Museum’s history + crafts projects are geared toward families and kids ages 7 and up. Younger children may require adult supervision, and all families are encouraged to craft together. 

Free, registration recommended. Registered attendees will receive an email reminder when the video goes live. 

A young girl pushing a toy NYC taxi cab next to a snow globe made of a plastic cup with a hand-drawn city skyline  inside.
Image: Amanda Kingloff/Project Kid

 

Recommended Materials:

  • Clear plastic cup 
  • Cereal or cracker box 
  • Markers 
  • Black pen  
  • Glue 
  • Cotton balls 
  • White paint or paint-pen 
  • Yellow paper 
  • White copy paper or tissue paper 
  • White pipe cleaner (optional)  

 

Steps:

  1. Trace the cup on a piece of cardboard. Cut out the cardboard circle.
  2. Cut buildings out of cardboard. Make buildings with different heights and shapes. Bend the bottoms (this is the part that will be glued to the cardboard circle). 
  3. Color/paint buildings. Add lines with black pen or markers.
  4. Glue buildings to the cardboard circle. Be sure the cup still fits over all the buildings! 
  5. Glue cotton balls onto the cardboard around the buildings.
  6. Cut white snowflake confetti. Put it in the bottom of the cup.
  7. Put glue around the edge of the cardboard circle and turn the buildings upside down to glue the circle to the edge of the cup. 
  8. (optional) Glue a pipe cleaner around the base. You can also put a ribbon around the base, or leave it plain. 
  9. Cut out a moon from yellow paper. Glue it onto the back of the cup.
  10. Paint white dots around the cup to add additional “snow”!


About PROJECT KID 

PROJECT KID is dedicated to offering families creative and inventive ways to spend unplugged time with kids. From DIY crafts to party ideas to home décor solutions, they mix traditional craft, upcycled, and household materials in surprising ways. Amanda Kingloff, the founder of Project Kid, has been creating lifestyle content for over 15 years. After her six-year stint as Lifestyle Director at Parents Magazine, Amanda published “the ultimate kids’ craft book” with Artisan Books, titled Project Kid. Two years later she published her second book, Project Kid: Crafts that Go! Amanda creates content for magazines, websites, and brands, encouraging kids to create the worlds they want to live in. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and two children, Oliver and Sommer.

Want more fun crafts to do? Check out the books Project Kid: 100 Ingenious crafts for Family Fun! and Project Kid Crafts That Go! - both available now in the MCNY Shop.

Supporters

The MCNY X PROJECT K!D Winter Crafts Series is made possible with support from Con Edison.

The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center is endowed by grants from The Thompson Family Foundation Fund, the F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Endowment, and other generous donors. 

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