Homemade Snow Globe
Why pay big bucks for a snow globe when you and your kids can design your own for pennies? It's simple to transform a plain glass jar into a winter wonderland scene created to your specifications. You might want to make several scenes, one for each of the bedrooms.
Time involved: One to two hours
Old jars with lids (Mason jars, peanut butter jars, and baby-food jars work well.)
Plastic Christmas figures (Check craft or hobby stores for the figures used in “under-the-tree” scenes.)
White rocks, marbles, or decorative glass pieces
Food coloring (optional)
White glitter and/or white confetti (Use metallic or plastic confetti, not paper.)
Wash and dry the jar and the lid. Glue the figures and the rocks to the inside of the jar lid using a glue gun.
Fill the jar with cold water to within 1/3 inch of the top. If desired, add a drop of food coloring (blue makes a nice sky effect). Add 2 tablespoons glitter and/or confetti.
Squeeze a line of hot glue around the inside rim of the lid. Immediately seal the jar with the lid.
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