Looking for a fun way to spend a lazy afternoon in with the kids? Looking for an easy Christmas project?Make snow globes!
Glycerin (or baby oil)
Plastic or ceramic figurines
You can find glass jars at your local craft store or recycle old glass food jars. I used an old spaghetti sauce jar and an old jam jar. If you go the recycle route, you'll have to first clean and remove the labels from the jars.
To remove the labels, put the jars in a pot of water and dishing soap and bring to a boil.
Once the water boils, remove it from the heat and wait until the water cools enough for you to handle the jar. At that point, use a stiff bristle brush to scrub away the label, glue, and the "best by date" stamp.
Using sandpaper, scratch the inside of your jar's lid and glue your figurines there. Make sure you purchase the quick drying epoxy glue or it may take hours for the glue to dry. I got mine from AC Moore, and using the 55% off coupon I found in the paper, I got it for just under $2.50.
|In order to raise up my snowman and elf, I cut the top off of Archer's plastic Danimals smoothie container. I glued glitter on it and now it looks like a snow covered mound.|
Alternatively, you can also glue the figurines to the bottom of your jar for a different look.
|Hold the figurines in place for a minute or two to make sure it doesn't move while the glue dries. Set bottle aside until the glue fully dries.|
|I didn't do this, but I also suggest gently tapping the figurines. I thought my figurines were secure, but as you'll see in subsequent photos, I lost my snowman!!|
|You can either buy distilled water from the grocery store or make your own at home. Just boil water and let it come back down to room temperature.|
|As you can see, my snowman didn't make it into the jar!|