By Rebecca English from Here Come the Girls
This is a fun activity for older children to make to give as a gift or for decoration in their own homes. Although it looks expensive and time consuming, it’s actually really simple, quick and fairly cheap. The best part is you can decorate your snow globe to match your home and taste.
- Strong waterproof glue – a glue gun works best
- Mason jar
- Christmas decoration
- Drop of glycerin
What To Do:
First, choose your ornament. Animals look good, as do Christmas trees or Santa. We chose a snowman as they look so lovely in the snow.
Then stick your decoration onto the lid of your mason jar with glue. If you are doing this with younger children then you can use a plastic jar, which works just as well, although they sometimes need sealing with glue. Leave to dry overnight or follow the instructions on the glue.
Fill the jar halfway with water and add the glitter. You don’t need to use very much for it to look effective. Add a couple of drops of glycerin help the snow to swirl around realistically. Don’t use too much as it will make the glitter clump together. Fill to the top with water.
Carefully screw on the lid. Then give it a really good shake to make sure the glitter spreads.
These look brilliant when you have a few jars of different sizes arranged on your mantlepiece. Just remember to keep them out of the way of younger children because of the glass. (They even look great with a little Insta-Snow sprinkled around the base.)
Rebecca is a teacher turned stay-at-home Mom to three girls (a five year old and two year old twins). She lives in England and blogs at Here Come the Girls which is full of crafts, cooking and fun family activities.