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Christmas Crafts: How to Make A Snow Globe

This has got to be one of the quickest and easiest of the Christmas Crafts Molly and I have enjoyed doing together in the past fortnight. Once I had the supplies gathered it took less than 5 minutes from start to shake.

how to make a snow globeAll you need is a jar, superglue, glitter, plastic figurines and a glue gun.

I strongly recommend using Kilner or similar jars, used for making jams and preserves, as they have a seal inside the lid, this means you don’t have to go to extra lengths after the snow globe is made sealing the lid on to prevent leaking.

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how to make a snow globeFirst place your figurines on the inside of the lid and pop the jar over just to test what height everything will be when the globe is finished. Depending on the height of the lid you may, as I did, have to put a little styrofoam under your figuringes to lift them up a bit so they ‘take command’ of the jar space, if you know what I mean :)

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diy snow globeWhen you’re satisfied that the positions and heights are fine glue the figurines in place with fast acting superglue (adults need to do this bit).

While the glue is setting fill the jar almost to the top with cool tap water.

Time to test again – insert the lid with the figurines into the jar of water, tighten and turn upside down to test the water level – ensure the water level is over the top of the figurines, with a little room to spare at the top.

Now remove the lid again, add the glitter to the water jar and stir. Many tutorials I had read online added glycerine  to the water – I tried this but it just made the glitter clump so I poured it down the sink and started again with just water.DIY snow globe
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Time to finish: with your glue gun run a ring of glue around the inside of the lid and as quickly as you can (before the glue hardens) close the lid on the jar and tighten, tighten, tighten.
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are you read to shake ??

enjoy
Michelle xx

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