While browsing YouTube for no-fail Christmas crafts, I came across this great tutorial on how to make an easy Christmas snow globe. If you love snow globes as much as I do, this is a fabulous craft!
Your local craft store or dollar store probably has a great selection of miniatures that you can use in this project. If you have kids, they will probably enjoy picking out their own figurines.
You can recycle a clear glass jar from home, or pick up a mason jar while shopping for the miniatures.
These are so easy to make that even young kids should be able to do it with a little supervision (especially when using the hot glue gun).
Empty clear glass jar – Use any size you’d like, but make sure you get figurines that will fit and look good
Christmas figurines – the size will vary depending upon the size of your jar
Clear nail polish
Step by Step Instructions:
1. Crumple a small ball of foil into the lid of the empty jar so that your figurines have a little height.
2. Remove the foil and cover it with polymer clay.
3. Once the clay dries, cover it with clear nail polish.
4. Use a hot glue gun to glue the figurines into the base.
5. Hot glue the base to the inside of the lid.
6. (Optional): If you don’t have glitter, you can make homemade snow by whirling uncooked white rice in a blender until it’s finely ground. Then sift out the larger pieces, and rinse it several times with cold water so that no flour remains.
7. To make sure that your snow drifts slowly through the water, mix 1 Tbs. of corn syrup to every 1/2 cup of water. (The amount of water you need will vary depending upon the size of the jar). Pour this mixture into the jar.
8. Add the glitter (or rice) to the jar.
9. Screw the lid on tightly and turn the snow globe upside down and watch the snow fall!
You might also choose to add a festive ribbon to the outside of the lid.
If you have time, make several snow globes in different sizes…a grouping of 3 makes a charming display on your mantel or table. They make a cheerful gift for grandparents or friends.