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I am a child therapist and this is essentially a "Calm Bottle" (see here) with a Christmas twist.

Supplies
  • Jar (I chose a round plastic jar from the Dollar Store)
  • Clear glue (or glitter glue)
  • White and silver glitter (fine and regular grain)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Christmas miniatures
  • Water
  • Super glue
 
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Step 1: Create Snow Scene

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Use hot glue to secure the christmas miniatures to the inside of the lid of the jar.  Make sure that nothing interferes with the grooves or it will not close fully.  I glued glitter to the bottom.

Step 2: Prepare Snow Globe

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  • Making a Calm Bottle (clear glue): Fill the bottle 3/4 of the way full with water. Then add the glue (and shake) and glitter (and shake). I use a funnel for the glitter. The more glue you use, the longer it will take the glitter to fall. I usually use the whole bottle. 
  • Making a Calm Bottle (glitter glue): Instead of clear glue you can use glitter glue. If you go this rout then mix the glitter glue in a bowl with very hot water (I boil the water) before adding it to the bottle. If the water is not hot enough then the glue will clump up and not work. 

I have a glass jar shaped like a tree, and it has a plastic lid on the bottom. Do you think superglue would be sufficient to seal the glass and the plastic together enough to make it permanently watertight? I tried hot glue and wound up with a leak (it's possible I missed a spot, but so far hot glue has proved to be pretty much useless underwater in my experiments, so I don't know). I also have some epoxy glue, but I worry about the glue possibly getting wet while it's trying to dry.

That's a beautiful snow globe!!! I want to make one for my mother who passed away on Nov 2. Thanks for sharing!!