Building a snow globe is a fun indoor project for a cold winter day.
Step 1: Select a jar Find a small, clear glass jar with a secure lid.
Step 2: Find a figurine Select something to put inside the jar, like an ornament, a figurine, or a miniature toy. Or sculpt your own decoration out of clay. Whatever you choose, make sure it's waterproof.
Step 3: Measure the snow Measure the white glitter you’ll need for the globe by pouring it into the lid. Set aside enough glitter to fill the lid.
TIP: You can grind hard-boiled white eggshell into fine pieces and use that in place of glitter.
Step 4: Secure the scene Glue the decoration to the inside of the jar's lid using aquarium silicone sealant. Let it dry for at least 12 hours.
Step 5: Fill with water Slowly pour distilled water into the jar until it almost reaches the top.
TIP: You can make your own distilled water by boiling tap water and then letting it cool.
Step 6: Add glitter Add the glitter and one-eighth of a teaspoon of glycerin to the jar.
Step 7: Attach the lid Screw the lid onto the jar, turn it over, and give it a shake. Add more glitter if needed.
TIP: Add a drop or two of food coloring if you'd like.
Step 8: Seal the lid Squeeze a thin layer of silicone sealant on the threads of the lid before screwing it on tightly.
Step 9: Display it Glue your snow globe to a base, like a wood block or small, upside-down bowl. Ta-da! You've made a snow globe.
FACT: In 2007, Ontario, Canada created the world's biggest snow globe to promote tourism. It stood two stories tall and was 20 feet in diameter.