On 17th December 1st Assembly was filled with festive cheer as we made and stop-motion animated our very own snow globes during Snow-Motion. The day long event was nothing short of light-hearted charming fun which nicely rounded off the year. Attendees of all ages and stages joined us, many of which created multiple snow globes and animations. Sometimes the simplest events are the best.


Image above : attendees crafting like crazy 

In case you missed out, below is a simple guide so you can make you very own snow globe at home :

  1. Grab a 500ml madison preservative jar
  2. Purchase small fairy lights and simple christmas related ornaments or 3D print your own
  3. Purchase fake snow or hit this link to make your own
  4. Decorate the ornaments, then hot glue them to the lid of the jar
  5. Place fake snow within jar and carefully screw lid shut


Snow globes are incredibly easy to make, however the key is how you personalize your own. We were completely surprised by the level of ingenuity and creativity the attendees poured into their snow globes, from creating flying reindeer to custom lighting displays.  

The creativity was taken to another level when attendees stop-motion animated their snow globes with the help of and under the guidance of Hamish Trolove from the Hutt City Library. If you have never stop motion animated before you should definitely head down to the Hutt City Library next time they run a workshop, keep you eyes peeled via their site.      

Don’t worry if you missed out, 1st Assembly routinely hosts a number of free events and workshops. If you’d like to learn more and take part you can sign up for our newsletter at 1-a.co.nz, and join our meetup groups at: