Recycled Sheep Glitter Globe {Tutorial}

We made this sheep glitter globe using a recycled baby food jar for our Ramadan craft today, while we talked about the significance of sheep in Islam.

Lamb meat is usually part of the menu for the Ramadan evening feast, as many Muslim faith countries show a rise in sheep meat buying during the holy month. As Eid Al Fitr approaches, it is also common for Muslims, who are able, to purchase a full sheep, have it slaughtered the halal way, and donate a large portion of it to the needy or homeless.

My daughter and I created this water glitter globe so that the sheep inside would look like it was already throwing confetti in the air, getting ready to celebrate Eid Al Fitr.

Supplies

  • Sandpaper
  • Glycerin
  • Baby jar
  • Sheep miniature
  • Paintbrush
  • E-6000
  • Green paint
  • Glitter
  • Distilled water

My daughter started by painting the top of the jar lid green. We then waited for a few hours for it to dry.

Once the outside of the lid was dry, my daughter turned it over and sanded the inside, until the metal was scored.

Next my daughter added the epoxy to the bottom of the sheep’s hooves.

She then attached the sheep to the inside of the lid. We follow the drying time on the epoxy directions.

My daughter filled the jar, but not quite to the top, with the distilled water. She then added the glitter and a dash of glycerin to keep the glitter floating a little longer in the water.

The final step is to screw the lip of the jar on tightly, being careful not to spill. Now your glitter globe is ready for some celebrations!

If you enjoyed making these sheep tutorial, be sure to check out

99 Creative Sheep Projects

Stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see more resources about Ramadan.