No Snow Globes

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This example could also be used to make snow globes,

but we do this activity in July!

I keep my eyes open for possible centerpieces for snow globes throughout the year.  We usually give participants an option of what to use, but you could probably buy some centerpieces in bulk through a craft supply store, oriental trading, or wherever. 

Get pint or smaller mason jars, baby food jars, or other random jars.  Many places online recommend using mineral oil for this activity, but we just use water to keep it simple and because we generally have 25-30 participants for our crafts.  If you want don’t want your water to be murky in a few months, you will want to use mineral oil. 

The key to success is to use a good quality glue and don’t fill it up with the liquid until the glue has dried.  I like to use locktite glue or Goop…it must be waterproof!

Foam is easy to work with and takes glue well.  We also use different beads, seashells, plastic toys, and more to glue to the base.  Instead of snow, small beads, glitter, sequins, and my favorite, tiny seashells, can be used.  Glitter can sometimes stain the water, so use it sparingly.  A little goes a long way.  We did this project twice.  Once we glued the lids on and we didn’t glue them on during the other activity.  It doesn’t really matter. 

Some people like to decorate the outside.  A nice piece of felt does a nice job of covering up the metal lid. 

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