Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Snow Globe DIY

This is such a fun little craft during Christmas and it's probably my favorite too!

What you'll need:

  • Clean, white egg shells
  • Baby food jar (or another globe-like jar works)
  • Distilled water
  • liquid glycerin
  • Silicone glue
  • a figurine that won't rust
  • glitter (optional)
  • craft foam (optional)

1. Grind or chop your egg shells. I just used a chopper. You'll need less than one egg shell per jar (depending on how much snow you like).

2. glue your figurine the the bottom of your lid. We used foam to give the figurines a little boost and because a few of them were formally plant decorations, we could just stick them into the foam. Let everything dry.

 3. Fill your jar with some water and a little glycerine and stir it up well. You can test how much more glycerine to water you want by putting some "snow" in your jar and watching how fast they fall. Finish filling up your jar with snow, water, glycerine (and sparkles if desired), but leave a little room for your figurine.

 4. Glue around the top of your jar with silicone just before screwing on your lid.

5. Enjoy!

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