Snow Globes are one of my favorite Christmas Decorations. I could watch them all day. Wriggler it seems, shares my love of them and always picks up and plays with them in shops. As much as he actually wants me to buy one for him for Christmas, I thought that given his creative streak, he’d like to make one of his own so much more.
They are quick and easy so perfect for children of any age.
What you will need
A Christmassy model ie a Father Christmas, Snowman, Reindeer or anything that says ‘Christmas’. We chose an Angel!
An empty jar (remove label), jam size is ideal but remember it needs to house your chosen model
Glitter. We chose gold and silver and a hint of red (Wriggler’s favorite colour) but you can choose any colour that your little one would like to use
Strong glue. (We used super-glue)
Glycerine. (This thickens the water so when you shake the globe, the glitter snow falls slower and gives a better effect)
Jug of water
How To Make It
In the jar, pour in the glycerine and then add the water (1 part glycerine to 2 parts water).
Add the glitter. We used about half a tube of silver glitter with a sprinkling of gold and red.
Stir well and leave to one side for later.
Next, glue your model to the inside of the jar lid. (We also used a little tin to stand the Angel on so it could be seen properly as it was a little short)
***It is recommended that an adult does the gluing bit***
Leave it to dry for a good hour.
Once the model is stuck securely on the lid of the jar, put glue round the inside edge of the lid.
Put the jar lid on the jar and screw it tightly shut. Leave to dry again for another hour.
DO NOT TURN THE JAR UPSIDE DOWN AS THE GLUE WILL STILL BE WET!!
Once all the glue has dried, tip the jar upright and give it a little shake and watch your glitter snow globe come to life
Give it a go with your children, they’ll love it, mine did!