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Make Your Own Snow Globe

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Once you have all the supplies gathered it take less than 5 minutes from start to shake.

All you need is a jar, super glue, glitter, plastic figurines and a glue gun.

It is ly recommended to use Kilner or similar jars, used for making jams and preserves, as they have a seal inside the lid, this means you don’t have to go to extra lengths after the snow globe is made sealing the lid on to prevent leaking.

First you will need to place your figurines on the inside of the lid and pop the jar over just to test what height everything will be when the globe is finished.

Depending on the height of the lid you may have to put a little Styrofoam under your figurines to lift them up a bit so they ‘take command’ of the jar space.

When you’re satisfied that the positions and heights are fine. Glue the figurines in place with fast acting superglue (adults need to do this bit).

While the glue is setting fill the jar almost to the top with cool tap water.

Time to test again – insert the lid with the figurines into the jar of water, tighten and turn upside down to test the water level – ensure the water level is over the top of the figurines, with a little room to spare at the top.

Now remove the lid again, add the glitter to the water jar and stir.

Time to finish: with your glue gun run a ring of glue around the inside of the lid and as quickly as you can (before the glue hardens) close the lid on the jar and tighten.