So I got this weird idea last month, while trying to figure out what kinds of things to make for the April Blogger Recipe Challenge, and well since it’s not necessarily food recipes we have to do I decided to throw in a few crafty things in there. For this particular one, I choose to make snow globes from mason jars.
For the most part, this is a very simple craft that you can do with your kids. It just takes some time actually to do. Oh and don’t expect them to look perfect, you are making them from mason jars after all!
What you need for this project
- Mason Jars (whatever size works best for you)
- Items to put into the globes
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Glitter or snow globe snow
Instructions for this project
- On the lids of the mason jars, you will want to place your objects how you’d like them once the globe is finished. Make sure that they fit into place and you can put the jar over them and close completely.
- Glue items to the lid and allow to dry fully.
- Add glitter or snow to the mason jars and fill with water. I tried staying below the primary rim of the jar because the objects on the lid will take up space in the jar.
- Place the lid on the jar by place object into the jar and then seal tightly.
One of the things that I noticed is that if you are using glitter not to use too much otherwise, it will not all drop to the bottom of the jar but instead stay at the top. Another option you can do is using mason jars that originally had gravy or spaghetti sauce in them because they do not have designs or writing on them and it makes the Globes clearer.