Snow Globe Craft for Christmas

Capture a winter wonderland in a jar, with this simple snow globe craft. The magic of snow can last long after the snow outside has gone.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  1. Jars – Try to find a more Kid Friendly Plastic Jar, as long as it has a lid to seal the jar shut. ( A company named Making Memories sells very nice clear plastic jars with screw on lids – they are purposed for scrapbooking supplies & they look JUST LIKE GLASS JARS) sells them. Crafts stores probably carry them.
  2. Glitter – For snow use white. For our Dinosaur globe, we used volcano colors. You can also experiment with either Extra Fine Glitter or Traditional. Extra fine clumps together, a little – much like snow.
  3. Distilled Water.
  4. Glycerin  1/2 teaspoon- Liquid you can buy at a pharmacy – this helps the glitter slowly fall to the bottom.
  5. Epoxy Glue – This will need a while to dry. strong and waterproof.  **I thought I could use another strong/waterproof glue, and it worked for about 3 weeks. Then my son brought me his snow globe to show me the figurines had come loose. Try to find Epoxy. I know I will.
  6. Plastic Figurines, Possibly plastic trees – look in the floral department of craft stores ( I took mine from our Christmas Village).

Instructions: This is done in 2 steps.

  1. Glue your figurines and accessories to the bottom of your jar. Make sure your glue has had a sufficient amount of time to dry before going on to the next step.
  2. Once your figures are secure. You can move to the next step. Now fill your jar with water, and add your glycerin. Mix the glycerin and water together.
  3. Shake in your glitter – as much as you want.
  4. Seal your lid tightly – It might be a good idea to use some glue on the seal to keep little hands from opening up the snow globe, and making a glittery mess on the floor! 🙂
  5. Shake, and enjoy! You can embellish your globe with a beautiful ribbon around the lid if you like

*Toys may eventually loosen from the hold of the glue


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