Haven't made it yet, though sure looks fun!
Florida to Call
The first globe was missing the glitter "snow," which we didn't notice until we had already built our clay design. The clay was hard as a rock, even after manipulating it per the instructions, and my 5-year-old son could not really work with it. It had really weird colors also (black, white, orange and pink); we had to buy some extra clay to actually make anything cute. A replacement was sent with glitter, but the globe leaks when you shake it (the plastic globe is too malleable) and the glitter floats in one big clump at the top. We tried taking it apart and redoing it, to no avail. Also, the directions don't tell you that you need to make your clay design REALLY tall so you can actually see it when you put the globe together. The only problem with that is that the clay is hard to work with and breaks off easily, even after baking. This was a complete waste of money and very disappointing for my child.
Bought for our nice (7) & nephew (9), they loved them.
New York state
The kit itself was pretty cool and the person I gave it to loved it. However it really is geared toward a 10 year old. The clay was really crumbly and hard to roll into anything - it needed 2 adults to help. Not sure how to keep the glitter from clumping when you put it into the globe with the water...but there is a good sized clump that detracts from the look of the finished product.
San Francisco, CA
To make a piece of art out of clay and then have it immortalized in water is too fun! Easy to use, fun to play with and a great end product! This will be a gift to all the kids I know!
Redondo Beach, CA
As it is stated, "clay and glitter colors vary from kit-to-kit". The kit I received included black, dark blue, green and yellow clay with blue and silver glitter and what I believe to be a blue base. I was hoping for more gender neutral colors for my 8 year-old niece. This $28 snow globe will go in the Toys For Tots bin.
Love that this product allows for creativity.
Mom in Education
We were so excited to make our snow globes together this morning, and after I read all the instructions to the kids we couldn't wait to dive into the clay. It was so hard and dry that no amount of squishing, rolling or man handling would soften it. The kids are so disappointed as am I. A creative project like this amongst all the battery operated toys is a welcome gift but when it fails, it is frustrating for sure. I hope that they keep this product but have a sell by date for the clay!
Looked cute, but very disappointing.The clay was rock hard and unable to use.
Mom of 3