Making Magic and Memories
- What: Make your own snow globe
- When: 3 years and up
- Why: Fun, affordable, unique
- Where: At home
Want to bring a little magic to this holiday season without breaking the bank? Repurpose some empty jars into homemade snow globes.
All you need to create a unique decoration is a jar with a tight fitting lid, water, glitter, a glue gun, and small items to tuck inside the jar. Fill the jar about three quarters with water, then choose the glitter you want to add. You don’t have to stick to a single color. Add a few taps (remember you can always add more) of the color of your choice, then stir to see the results.
Once you feel satisfied with the glitter portion, use your glue gun to add items to the inside of the jar lid. Hint: Perle bead creations make a great addition to this project, or you can use LEGO or any other tiny plastic waterproof toys and animals. As long as it fits inside the jar, it goes. The taller your decorations, the easier they are to enjoy.
Once the glue dries, add the lid to the jar and be sure to tighten it so no water leaks out. Flip the entire jar upside down, so the lid rests on the bottom. Presto! Just shake or turn upside down anytime you’d like to set the glitter swirling and enjoy the magic of a tiny scene in a bottle.
Kids ages five and up can usually do this project on their own once they collect supplies. They may need some help with using the glue gun, or positioning objects in place. This craft also makes a great way to use up (and contain) any glitter leftover from previous crafts. Kids can keep their snow globe or give it to someone special.