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Snow globe




Things to make and do - Snow Globe



This is a really easy project for Christmas that will be a favourite with all the family. They make great presents too!



You will need:



Small glass jar with screw lid (washed and dried with labels removed)
Toy (plastic, resin or polymer clay etc, not wooden)
Epoxy glue (or a strong glue that will not come unstuck in water)
Craft/lolly sticks
Glycerine
Water
Glitter
Rickrack or other ribbon
PVA glue


Things to make and do - Snow Globe




What to do



1. Wash, dry and remove labels from the jar and lid.

2. Stick the toy to the centre of the inside of the lid using the epoxy glue and leave to dry. (The glue I used took about an hour to dry, but others may be quicker)

Things to make and do - Snow Globe



3. Fill the jar one third with glycerine (the glycerine thickens the water and so helps the glitter fall more slowly, like snow).

Things to make and do - Snow Globe



4. Sprinkle the glitter onto the glycerine and then fill up the jar with water.

Things to make and do - Snow Globe



5. Stir the glycerine, glitter and water together thoroughly using one of the craft/lolly sticks.

Things to make and do - Snow Globe



6. To help prevent any leaks, spread some epoxy glue around the inside rim of the lid or outside edge of the jar and placing the toy head first into the glittery liquid, screw the lid onto the jar tightly. Leave the glue to set. While the glue is drying, stick on some shiny rickrack or other ribbon around the lid edge using the PVA glue.

Things to make and do - Snow Globe



7. Your snow globe is now ready, shake it up and watch your beautiful winter wonderland.

Things to make and do - Snow Globe



Things to make and do - Snow Globe






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