A few weeks ago Jack, Elizabeth and I got crafty.
We made snow globes.
Elizabeth's depicted a woodsy rendezvous between Frosty and Santa...
with intermittent blizzards.
My snow globe showcased a plastic cardinal in a plastic tree ...
with occasional blustery snowfall.
Jack's gift-bearing bear endured much love throughout the day in the form of vigorous shaking. He got a little tipsy.
The basic DIY requires:
- a small jar
- small plastic toys and greenery
- large silver or white glitter
- a dash of glycerin (I didn't have this on hand, so our glitter "snow" falls fast.)
- clear drying epoxy (I used what I had--my glue gun. Gift-Bear probably would have fared better had I used epoxy.)
- Epoxy (or glue) your toy to the inside of the jar lid.
- Boil some water (to kill off anything that might grow...) and pour it into the jar. Fill it to overflowing to minimize the air bubble.
- Add some glitter and glycerin.
- Carefully fit your toy/lid down into the water and screw it on tight. I put a seal of hot glue around the inside of the lid to prevent leaking, but I don't know if that's necessary.
- Turn and shake (gently!).