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I have a thing for snow globes. If I was to ever start collecting an item, it would be snow globes. I don’t know what it is about them. I’m not even a big snow fan. Not even close. But the tranquility and beauty of a little scene inside the ball just….well…speaks to me. I’ll come back and edit this post if I think of a better way of describing it. haha
So for our craft today, I am demonstrating how to make your own snow globe right at home.
I have a book for that!
This project pairs perfectly with Usborne’s Very First Questions and Answers: What is Snow? When I featured this project on my Facebook page, it was just starting to snow here in Minnesota.
My son is old enough now that he remembers the snow from last winter, but he did ask me what snow is made of. Now I could just tell him. But where would be the fun in that?!
I also think helping him find answers to his questions encourages him to be resourceful and not think mom and dad know everything. Because, well….we don’t. (shhhh) This thought process probably comes from the fact that I do not like asking others questions. I prefer to find the answer myself. I remember things better this way too.
So, sorry that got long. So the short version, I was like, hey I have a book for that. We sat down and looked through this beautiful book and we both learned more about snow. I still don’t like the stuff!
What you will need:
- Shatterproof Snow Globe You can purchase this through Amazon. I found mine at my local Hobby Lobby store. You can also use a mason jar or baby food jar.
- Craft Adhesive – I used this industrial strength glue. You need something stronger than a hot glue gun to make sure the the figurine stays attached inside a jar full of water. The glue does take at least 24 hours to create the bond.
- A Figurine – I again found mine at Hobby Lobby. It is actually a Christmas tree ornament. Make sure to avoid metals and porous material.
- Glycerine – This helps the glitter float around. You can find this in the baking section of most craft stores.
- Glitter – I used fine glitter. You can experiment with fine or course.
- Distilled Water – Distilled water is clearer and keeps your figure and globe from collection mineral buildup.