If I teach this again, I will have students focus more on the snow globe stand and mask the background to keep it clean....or have a plan for how to finish the white part of the paper, which got a little dirty and rough edges messed up some of the otherwise nice paintings. I will also bring in more actual snow globes to show as examples, I don't own any and had to borrow one for the explanation of how the glass has white reflections on the surface.
Also, they need to block out the 'white' reflection really well in order to make a convincing glass globe.
I encouraged them to use some watered down white paint on a toothbrush to create the 'snow' on top as a finishing touch. Because of a million snow days, we didn't actually get to display them during winter, and it felt too late to do it by the time we got back to school. I wanted to share them here, because I am proud of this work!!