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Make Your Own Snow Globe Shaker

23 views  •  20 Feb 2023
Kids Craft Ideas
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A Snow Globe or Snow Shaker Is a Magical Thing

Who doesn't love a snow globe? They are fun to just stare at and make up a story. And they make amazing, original gifts for friends and family. And now we can actually make one. Hooray!

The classical snow globe design includes Christmas motifs. But you can make a snow globe or snow shaker in any design you like.


Things We Need to Make a Snow Globe

  • Empty and clean jam jar
  • Distilled water
  • Glycerine
  • Liquid detergent
  • Jug and spoon
  • Glitter
  • Christmas decorations and any details you like
  • Strong waterproof glue
Make Your Own Snow Globe Shaker

The First Step To Making A Snow Globe

First, we need to fill the clean jam jar with distilled water. You can fill the jar as much as possible. Next add two teaspoons of glycerine, and half a teaspoon of detergent.

Adding the glycerine and detergent makes the water thicker so the snow in our globes will float down slower.
Make Your Own Snow Globe Shaker

Next Add The Snow To The Snow Globe

Use a teaspoon and measure out a spoon full of glitter. Pour it into the water mixture. Now you can add more teaspoons of glitter. Five or six teaspoons would be good, but it is your snow globe, you add as much snow as you like.

White or silver glitter looks the closest to snow. But if you want to create a different magical scene, of course, you can use a different coloured glitter.
Make Your Own Snow Globe Shaker

Now We Need a Snow Globe Decoration

Make sure you have some waterproof glue or this won't work. We need to glue our ornament to the inside of the jam jar lid. Then as the ornament will sit in the water, if the glue is not waterproof the ornament will just become unstuck over time.

So check if you have some good glue and then glue the ornament to the inside of the jam jar lid.

Wait for this glue to thoroughly dry.
Make Your Own Snow Globe Shaker

Finishing Our Home Made Snow Globe

To finish, we simply need to carefully turn the lid upside down and push our ornament into the water and screw the lid down tightly.

Hopefully your jam jar is watertight or the next bit will be messy. If you are unsure you can seal around the jam jar lip with silicone sealant.

Now hold the jam jar above and sink and slowly turn it over. Wipe any drips off with a paper towel and check for leaks.

If you have no leaks you are all finished.

Congratulations!
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