Homemade Globes are easy and inexpensive to make with your kids for the Holiday Season. They make perfect gifts for your kid’s school teacher, bus driver, or favourite instructor. I can never get tired of flipping them over and watching the sparkles fall down. You can create a different winter scenery for every room in your house!
I find that a Mason preserve jar works best but a baby-food, olive and pickles jar will be just as good. It’s best to use plastic or ceramic figurines metal ones will rust, and you can purchase some, as well as synthetic evergreen, at Micheal’s or a dollar store.
You can also paint the jar lids with oil-based enamel paint to give it a seasonal colour. The inside of the lid needs to be sanded until the surface is rough so the figurine will adhere better. Glue the figurine to the inside of the lid with clear-drying epoxy and let it dry.
Almost done! Next step is to fill the jar one centimeter to the top with distilled water, add a pinch of colourful Christmas glitters (red/green/silver) and a drop of glycerin. The glycerin will keep the glitters from falling too quickly at the bottom of the jar. If you add too much, the glitters will stick to the bottom of the jar when you flip it. Be careful when you screw on the lid tightly so you don’t dislodge the figurines. Turn the jar over, shake it up gently and let it snow!
What you need:
- Plastic or ceramic figurines
- Synthetic evergreen
- Oil-based enamel paint
- Clear-drying epoxy
- Distilled water
- Glycerin (available at drugstores)