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:
- 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) Amazon.com sells them. Crafts stores probably carry them.
- 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.
- Distilled Water.
- Glycerin 1/2 teaspoon- Liquid you can buy at a pharmacy – this helps the glitter slowly fall to the bottom.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Shake in your glitter – as much as you want.
- 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! 🙂
- 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