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Snow globes make great gifts for friends and family, and children really enjoy making them.

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© 2021 Annie Rigg / Ryland Peters & Small · Reproduced with permission. · Fun Christmas Crafts to Make and Bake by Annie Rigg & Catherine Woram is published by Ryland Peters & Small at £14.99 and is available from all good bookshops. All photography is © Ryland Peters & Small.
  • How to make a snow globe. Snow Globes - Step 1
    Step 1

    Paint Lid
    Paint the lid of the jam jar
    with silver paint and let it dry completely. You may wish to sand the metal lid lightly before painting so the paint adheres better to the surface. If required, apply a second coat of paint for better coverage and again leave to dry.

  • How to make a snow globe. Snow Globes - Step 2
    Step 2

    Attach Decoration
    Use strong glue to firmly attach the decoration to the inside of the jam jar lid. If the decoration is on the small side, build up a small mound using waterproof tile adhesive and press the decoration firmly into this. Leave until completely dry.

  • How to make a snow globe. Snow Globes - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fill jar and add glitter
    Use a jug/pitcher to pour the distilled water into the
    jam jar. Fill it right up to the brim. Now stir in two teaspoons of glycerine and half a teaspoon of washing-up liquid. Add five or six spoonfuls of glitter to the water. White or silver glitter looks most similar to snow, although bright colours like red or green
    can look very jolly and festive.

  • How to make a snow globe. Snow Globes - Step 4
    Step 4

    Finish Off
    Carefully place the lid on the top of the jam jar and screw the lid tightly in place. The jam jar should be watertight, but you may wish to seal it around the edges with a thin layer of silicone sealant, which is available from good craft stores.

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