Christmas is the perfect time for crafting with children. There are so many easy and achievable crafts they can manage and enjoy doing with great results!
Despite it being officially summer here in New Zealand, yesterday we made snow globes and I thought I’d share with you how its done so you can make your own too.
You are going to need some small plastic or ceramic figurines (something that’s not going to dissolve or rust under water). I spotted a nice selection at a cake decorating store a while back which were perfect (and cheap!), I imagine most craft stores would have something suitable. I didn’ t get a shot of the little trees as they wouldn’t stand up! You could also re-purpose small Christmas tree decorations for a snow globe too.
I didn’t take a photo of the glue – use an epoxy resin or a contact adhesive – something that’s going to hold up underwater. I don’t think a glue gun would work too well here. I also used small assorted plastic lids from milk bottles and small jars to make a stage for the figures to stand on – this just lifts the scene up a bit so it shows well above the jar thread.
Arrange your scene on top of the upturned jar lid and glue everything to the base and then glue the stage to the inside of the lid you are using for your snow globe.
Pour cooled boiled water into your jar until it is almost full. Add a dash of glycerine (use your discretion here I gave them a good glug) and some glitter. Too much glitter resulted in a snow storm, so much so a couple had to be emptied out and refilled with water! Sprinkling glitter is a lot of fun! A little sprinkle is fine…