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Let It Snow Globe with an Easy DIY!

Because cabin fever. We invited Jessica Marquez, the creative behind Miniature Rhino to join us for a “holi-DIY” and show us how to create snow globes using something we all have in our cabinet: Ball Mason jars. With a flurry of mini makers on hand, she guided us through the easy-to-try-at-home craft, letting the littles loose to fill their jars with glitter, gems, and figurines. Talk about merry making. Here’s how we did it!

MATERIALS

  • Ball Mason Jar
  • Sandpaper
  • Gorilla Glue Super Glue
  • Plastic Gloves
  • Glass Beads or Stones (optional)
  • Plastic Toy Figurines
  • Miniature Trees
  • Distilled water
  • Glitter
  • Mini ornaments, plastic candy canes, sequins and gems
  • Glycerin

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Use sandpaper to scratch the inner lid of the mason jar, and wipe clean. This will help the glue adhere.
  2. Glue a layer of glass beads and gems, or stones to the inner lid to create some height and environment for your figurines. When gluing hold objects in place for a few seconds to set. Leave the outside rim of the lid clear to make sure the jar will still fit on to the lid. Tip: Gorilla Glue dries fast and is strong so you might want to use plastic gloves to protect your skin.
  3. Arrange your tree and figurine how you wish and then glue in place.
  4. Add a scoop of glitter, sequins, and a few drops of glycerin to your jar and then fill with distilled water. The glycerin thickens the water, which helps the glitter float.
  5. Turn the lid with your snow globe scene upside down, drop it into the jar filled with water and screw the lid on tightly. You can also add a thin layer of glue around the edge of the lid before sealing for an extra tight seal.
  6. Shake and enjoy!