How to: Make A Snow Globe

Create your own White Christmas with this handy guide on how to make a snow globe

Making a snow globe is a fun and easy activity to get into the northern hemisphere Christmas spirit. Picture / Washington Post

White Christmases elude us here in New Zealand, but if you want to get into the northern hemisphere spirit, create your own wintery moment with this easy and inexpensive guide on how to make your own snow globe. 

Adult help: Yes
Hands-on time: 10 minutes
Total time: 8 hours

Glass or plastic jars with tops
Waterproof glue
Figures, trees or other decorations, plastic or resin
Distilled water
White glitter
Decorative crushed snow
Ribbon, optional

Picture / Washington Post

1. Look in your refrigerator or at the supermarket for jars with wide openings. Many jam jars work well, too. Wash jars and remove labels. Ask a parent for help with this because soaking and scrubbing is sometimes necessary.

2. Place lid upside down on work surface covered in newspaper or paper towels. Glue figure to center of lid. Let dry at least eight hours or overnight.

3. Pour distilled water into container up to about a half-inch from the top. Add a few drops of glycerin.

4. Drop several pinches of glitter into the water. Put a pinch of decorative snow in your hand and discard any large pieces (they usually float). Put the small pieces of snow in the water.

5. Place the lid on the jar and screw on tightly. Turn right side up and make sure the lid is not leaking. Shake the jar to see whether you have enough glitter and whether the water level is close to the top. If not, reopen the jar and add a little more. To ensure the globe stays leak free, add a ring of glue to the top of the open jar and tightly reseal. Glue ribbon to the rim of the lid if you want a fancier snow globe.
— Washington Post




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