A snowglobe is a fun craft that children can create using their imagination. There are so many different things that can be put into the snowglobe, which can be used for a variety of things from gifts to decorations.
Everyone can explore their creative side with this craft. Plus, it's so much fun to watch the sparkles float around!
- a jar (you can use an old food jar or mason jar and explore using different sizes)
- a model (you can use a little figurine or a toy or you can make your own using polymer clay)
- hot glue
- fabric and ribbon (this is optional and can be exchanged for string or paper if need be)
- clear glycerin (this is needed to slow down the fall of the sparkles, it can be found in most craft stores or grocery stores)
- Hot glue an object to the inside of the jar lid.
- If you choose to make a figurine with polymer clay make sure that it is baked well and cooled completely.
- I made little stands out of polymer clay as well so that my figurines would rest above the lid section of the jar and not be distorted or blocked.
- Put glitter in the bottom of the jar.
- I would suggest putting a bit more than you think you should, you can always take some out if it's too sparkly.
- Pour a dash (count out 1 second) of glycerin into the bottom of the jar.
- Fill the rest of the jar almost all the way to the top with room temperature water and stir around the contents of the jar.
- When I first stirred it together lots of the glitter floated to the top and wouldn't settle when we shook the snow globes. If this happens to your snowglobe, I would suggest spooning out the glitter that has floated to the top.
- You may notice that some of the glitter clumps together but after a day or two the glitter should started to seperate. If you notice that the glitter is still clumping, you may have used too much glycerin.
- Fill the rest of the jar with water so that it is almost spilling over
- Put the lid on the jar, with the object going into the glitery water.
- I would suggest doing this part over the sink because some of the water will spill over the jar when the object goes in.
- When you are satisfied with the snowglobe and how the glitter and objects look, put a ring of hot glue around the edge of the jars lid so that the lid is sealed onto the jar).
- If you'd like to make the snowglobe a bit more decorative, you can use fabric or tissue paper to cover the lid by tying it around the jar with wool or ribbon.