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Make your own snow globe!

Create your own magical winter wonderland using basic household items.

By Kate Stewart
Make your own snow globe!

Make your own snow globe!

Step 1: Clean

Materials
-glass or plastic jar
-paint
-paintbrush
-plastic or ceramic figures
-hot glue gun
-glitter
-fake snow (available at craft stores)
-glycerine (available at pharmacies)

Step 1
Clean the jars thoroughly, then paint outside of the lid. Allow to dry.

Make your own snow globe!Illustration: Miranda Esteve

Step 2: Arrange

Arrange the figure(s) on the inside of the lid. Centre them to ensure the lid still closes. Attach the figurines with glue gun.

Make your own snow globe!Illustration: Miranda Esteve

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Step 3: Add

Add some glitter and fake snow to the jar and fill almost to the top with water. Add a little bit of glycerine to slow down the glitter. Once the glue has dried close the lid, shake and watch the snow fall!

Make your own snow globe!Illustration: Miranda Esteve

Voila!

Your snow globe is complete!

Make your own snow globe!Photo: Geoffrey Ross

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Make your own snow globe!
This article was originally published on Nov 14, 2012

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