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Easy Snow Globe - finished snow globe
Take any recycled jar with a tight fitting lid, glitter and decorative items to create a small scene. This page has instructions for making an easy snow globe.
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This fun project can be made during one of your bonding times with the kids. It is so easy to make, but also make sure to guide and assist them as you do the cutting and take extra care with the small particles of glitter.

Easy Snow Globe - finished snow globe

Supplies:

  • glass or plastic jar
  • glitter
  • small toy or figurine
  • a piece of Styrofoam
  • strong hold glue
  • water
  • glycerine (optional)
  • scissors for cutting
Easy Snow Globe - supplies

Steps:

  1. Press the jar lid in the Styrofoam. Cut the traced round of Styrofoam and trim it a little smaller for space allowance.
  2. Easy Snow Globe - press lid into the Styrofoam and trace
    Easy Snow Globe - cut out the circle a bit smaller than the lid
  3. Glue it in the inner part of the jar lid.
  4. Easy Snow Globe - add glue
    Easy Snow Globe - glue Styrofoam to inside of jar lid
  5. Put some glue into the bottom part of the figurine. Stick it into the Styrofoam and let dry.
  6. Easy Snow Globe - add glue to bottom of figurine
    Easy Snow Globe - stick to lid and allow to dry
  7. Get extra Styrofoam trimmings. As you can see the Styrofoam has tiny bubble like particles. Rub your fingers against it and the bubbles will fall apart. This will be part of the snow effect.
  8. Easy Snow Globe - side view of Styrofoam
    Easy Snow Globe - rubbing the Styrofoam apart for the snow
    Easy Snow Globe - bits of Styrofoam in jar
  9. Pour in some glitter.
  10. Easy Snow Globe - add glitter
  11. Fill jar with clear water. Add glycerine, although it is not necessary, it helps the glitter float better into the water.
  12. Easy Snow Globe - add water and glycerine
  13. Now get the lid with figurine and close the jar very tightly. To avoid children opening it you can put some glue on the inside of the lid so it will stick as you close it.
  14. Easy Snow Globe - put lid on jar, you can glue it in place to prevent spills
  15. Turn it upside down.
  16. Easy Snow Globe - turn upside down
  17. Your homemade snow globe is done. Shake the jar to make the glittles sparkle around the water.
  18. Easy Snow Globe - finished snow globe
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