When the weather outside is frightful, I have to find creative ways to keep my children entertained. No more sending them off into the backyard to play. You know it’s winter time at our house when the playroom is destroyed and I’m singing the theme songs to all the Disney channel cartoons. It nice to have some craft ideas on hand when the TV guilt starts to wear on me.
I was recently inspired by a photo I saw of a mason jar snow globe and thought it’d be fun to try to making my own. I did a little research and will share with you my findings on how to successfully make one for yourself!
I invited my 4 year old to join in on the fun starting with picking out the jar contents, to shaking it up and watching it work! He thought this was big fun!
- 1 small jar with screw on lid
- plastic or glass figurines (I found mine in the diorama section of my local big box craft store. Christmas ornaments work great too!)
- chunky glitter
- epoxy glue (I used the epoxy made by gorilla glue and it worked great)
- distilled water
- liquid glycerine (I found this in the skincare section of my local drugstore)
Start by gluing the figurines to the inside lid.
Fill the jar with distilled water and add a good few shakes of glitter. Once the glitter has been added, fill the jar to the tipsy-top with water. Add 1-2 drops of glycerin. The glycerin will slow down the speed in which the glitter falls in the water. Do not overuse the glycerin. I added a few too many drops, which caused the glitter to stick slightly to the top of the globe.
Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow!!!