Thursday, December 20, 2012

Homemade Snow Globe

So, I needed an easy but fun project for a school Christmas party. Make-your-own snow globes seems to be popular right now. I found some instructions on Pinterest and thought I would try it out ahead of time.

Supplies needed:

Glass jar (I used baby food jars)
A toy or figurine
Waterproof glue or epoxy
Baby oil
Hot glue gun and glue

Step one: Clean your jars.

I bought these little figurines at Dollar Tree.

Here is the waterproof glue I used.

Step Two:  Adhere the figurine to the inside of the jar lid using an epoxy or strong waterproof adhesive.

Step Three:  Fill up the baby food jar with baby oil.  I have also read that you can use water and a couple of droppers of glycerin.

Step Four:  Pour a half a teaspoon of glitter into the jar.  (I learned the hard way and put WAY TOO MUCH glitter in mine.  My little people are in a constant blizzard rather than a gently snowstorm.  Oh well.)

Step Five:  Hot glue the lid to the baby food jar.  You could paint the lid as well.

Step Six:  Flip over and shake!

I also tried it with silver glitter.

I think the kids are going to really enjoy this craft.  I have all the figurines already glued down.  All they will have to do is add the baby oil and glitter.  I will then hot glue the top on.  Since we have four stations, the crafts need to be fairly quick.

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