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DIY Snow Globes Heather Riggleman

We are well into December with no sign of snow. While I enjoy the 40 plus degree weather my kids keep asking, “When’s it gonna snow?” As if I have any control over the weather, wouldn’t that be a great super mom power? Since I can’t make it snow, I opted to create a glitter wonderland where snow falls at a moment’s notice housed under mason jars. 

The shimmering magic of ‘snowfalls’ captures their attention inside this classic and simple toy. 






Glitter globe


Almost any jar works for this project: Baby-food, pimiento, and olive jars are good choices. Look for plastic or ceramic figurines (metal ones are prone to rust). You’ll also need epoxy or super glue, distilled water, glitter, and glycerin. I found all my supplies at Hobby Lobby. 


With clear-drying epoxy, glue the figurine to the inside of the lid, and let the glue dry.

Fill the jar almost to the top with distilled water; add a pinch of glitter and a dash of glycerin to keep the glitter from falling too quickly. Don’t add too much, or the glitter will stick to the bottom of the jar when it’s flipped.

Screw on the lid tightly, being careful not to dislodge the figurine.

Turn the jar over and back again — and let it snow.

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