Craft Ideas - Snow Globes
Choose a Clean Dry Glass Jar
A small jam jar is perfect, pimento jars have a unique ball shape. Just choose a jar to fit your final effect. Remove any labels and food residue.
Plan your Snow Globe Scene
Search your home craft supplies for materials and inspiration. You can make people, animals, trees. Using miniatures from the craft or hobby store are an easy choice.
Secure the Pieces
Using silicone sealant “glue your figurines to the jar lid. You may need to elevate the scene so it is in clear view, I have used layers of silicone sealant to build up the area that I placed my figurine on. Be sure to leave the edges clear so you have room to screw on the lid. Set aside to dry.
Preparing Your “Snow”
Use the shell from a hardboiled egg. Separate the shell from the membrane and clean thoroughly. Place in a strong plastic bag, and crush with a rolling pin. Finer particles will fall more slowly in the snow globe and have a more pleasing effect. Try not to crush the eggshell into a powder as it will simply float in the water instead of falling gently.
Fill the Snow Globe
When you are pleased with your snow globe scene, fill the jar with distilled water. Leave a little space at the top for the figurines. Add several drops of glycerin to keep the snow suspended and floating properly. Baby oil can also be used in place of the water and glycerin.
Add Snow and Glitter
When adding eggshells, make sure you have enough to cover the lid once it has settled to the bottom. Use white glitter along with the egg shells to make shimmery snow - use one teaspoon of glitter for every inch of water.
Close the jar tightly and shake your snow globe. Observe how the snow falls and the overall look. Tweak till you get the desired effect by adding a little more snow, glitter or confetti.
Seal the Dome
When you’re sure the figurines and scenery are arranged correctly, and the snow to water ratio looks good, add a bead of silicone sealant around the threads of the lid and close tightly.
Volia Your Snow Globe is Ready!
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HOW TO MAKE A SNOW GLOBE
Clear Glass Jar with a tight lid (pickle, pimento, jelly, baby food)
Small Waterproof Ornaments, Figures or Decorations
Distilled Water or Water that has been boiled and cooled
Clear Silicone Sealant (Aquarium Sealant) or Florist Clay
Egg Shells or Foil Confetti