I love Snow Globes! At my wedding thirteen years ago I gave them to my wedding party as way to always remember December 2nd. That year we were also given several snow globes as presents. They are wonderful keepsakes, and can be whimsical or elegant depending on what you put in them.
I don?t know about you, but we have too many toys. This week we have been cleaning out all our mess to accommodate new mess. I had my girls put all the small figurines in a container so that we can up cycle them in this DIY Snow Globe Project I have planned for our Sunday school party. I?m sure I don?t have to tell you how crazy it can be when there are no organized activities planned. We are expecting fourteen kids five months to thirteen years of age.
This craft is easy enough for a three year old, but I think the thirteen-year-olds will love it just as much. The majority of the children will be girls (11), and most love to create. One of our guests is a former student of mine.
Baby Food Jar
Glue (that will work in water)
First you can either place your baby food jar in the dishwasher or soak it in warm water for 30 minutes to one hour to loosen the label. Peel off the label and remove any remaining adhesive. To remove the remaining adhesive dip a cloth in rubbing alcohol and rub the sticky area. Then dry the jar and its lid with a soft cloth before you begin.
Glue small plastic figurines to the inside of the lid with glue. Use small toys or plastic cake decorations and set up the scene any way you like. Let the glue dry for 24 hours.
Fill the jar with distilled water and add a few drops of glycerin.
Put 1 to 2 tsp. or until your base is covered with glitter in the jar. Either you can stick with white/clear glitter or you can jazz it up by adding colored glitter.
Shake your globe to be sure your glycerin consistency is right. The snow/glitter should fall slowly if not add a few more drops of glycerin.
Follow your directions for your glue. Squeeze a thin bead of glue to the thread of the jar rim. Screw the lid on tightly and let the glue dry for 24 hours.
Turn the jar upside down so that the scene you glued onto the lid is on the bottom of the globe. Wrap a piece of ribbon around the lid and hot glue it into place to cover the lid.
Shake up the jar and watch the snow/glitter fall on your scene.