Tuesday, December 22, 2009


We made homemade snowglobes and it was really cool! This is an easy activity as long as you have adult supervision and the kids absolutely loved it!

You will need:

  1. One tight sealing glass jar for each snowglobe, we bought two jars of pears at Dollar Tree and used those jars. Phillip got the labels off with a razor and acetone while the kids ate some pears. ;) This was cheaper than buying empty jars.

  2. Water

  3. Glitter, we should have used the larger kind instead of the fine kind I had

  4. Glycerin, found in the soap making aisle of Hobby Lobby, $3.47 for a big bottle

  5. A figurine, toy, etc., that will fit inside the jar and has a base that can be glued down; we let each girl pick a little figurine from Dollar Tree.

  6. Hot glue gun and glue sticks

  7. An ornate button to glue on top of the finished product; I have a huge collection of vintage buttons, so we used gold-tone honeycomb buttons.

Thoroughly dry your jar lid. Place a large dollop of hot glue right in the center and glue your figurine or small toy down, making sure to center it. In the jar itself, fill it most of the way with water. Add a nice splash of glycerin. Sprinkle in some glitter. Add a hint of blue food coloring if you'd like. You may need to add or dump a little water to get it basically full when the top is replaced with the figurine inside. Replace the lid very tightly. Turn the jar over and hot glue a pretty button to the top. Shake and enjoy!

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