The girls and I have a tradition now of making little snow globes every holiday. We love these and this year I thought it would be fun to make them to give as gifts.
We plan to give these to teachers this holiday season, along with a gift card, but they would also be sweet gifts for the Grandparents or for children to make for their friends.
These are very simple to make and I think they turned out really cute.
Here is what you will need:
- Assorted Miniatures (mine are from Michael’s – order online here)
- Jars (order online here)
- Hot Glue
- Faux Snow or Epsom Salts
Before purchasing your supplies, be sure the items you pick actually fit in the jars. This took my kids ages and ages and they wanted to cram an entire village in the jars 😉 If you do have trouble fitting things in the jar, you can always trim down/remove the bases from the trees or minis to fit. We also had complex negotiations over pink teddy bears and such.
Once everything is positioned as you like, hot glue the bases to the bottom of the jar or to the lid. We did one of each.
Now sprinkle on faux snow or epsom salts and close the jar. You don’t need a lot- really just enough to cover the base.
If opening and spilling the contents might be an issue for your child, you can hot glue the rim of the jar to seal it shut.
I added ribbon, twine and bells to finish off the lid. And to use as a gift, I placed a gift card in a baggie and slid it under the bow. I dabbed a little hot glue to ensure it wouldn’t slip away.
If you decide to place your items on the base of the jar and they are partially hidden by the rim of the lid, you can cut cardboard out as a liner to give your miniatures a little lift.
Please let me know if you decide to give this project a whirl! Here are a few other children’s crafts for Christmas: