Introduction: Urine Snow Globe

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From the title alone, you are probably wondering "Why?" So, I probably should explain myself...

A while back I found myself visiting the hospital on a semi-regular basis. As I would sit in the hospital staring at the wall in boredom and waiting for the doctor to come back, I got to thinking about how I could share the joy of my trips with my friends and family. Normally, when you go somewhere, you bring back souvenirs like T-shirts... or key chains... or coffee mugs... or my personal favorite - the pinnacle of uselessness and oddity - the snow globe.

When this notion crossed my mind, it became painfully obvious to me that it would be ideal if I could bring back a snow globe for my loved ones as a keepsake from my hospital trip. But what would a snow globe from a hospital look like? Well, it would need to have a medical scene inside - that is for certain. It would obviously need snow. It would need to be in some sort of globe and - at that - what sort of globe is there to be found in a hospital? Well, urine collection cups, of course. and, if you are already going that far, you might as well go all the way and fill it with urine. Hence, the idea for a urine snow globe was born.

Although, fortunately, I go to the hospital far less these days, the idea of making a medical-themed urine snow globe has stuck in the back of my mind. I knew that sooner or later this had to be made simply to get it out my system. And so, I finally got around to making this. I see this as a great way for people to commemorate any notable illness (physical or mental).

Step 1: Go Get Stuff

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You will need:

- A cup of water
- Face mask
- Nitrile gloves
- Playmobil (Child with Wheelchair)
- Playmobil (Hospital Room)
- Sterile Collection Cup
- Scalpel
- Krazy Glue
- Sterile grater
- Sterile PVC
- Tweezers (optional)
- Needle (optional)

Step 2: Gulp Gulp Gulp

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Before you start, drink at least one glass of water. The more water you can drink now, the easier of a time you will have later.

Step 3: Face Mask

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Put your face mask on as to help keep your snow globe sterile and prevent future microbial growth.

Step 4: Nitrile Gloves

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Once you have your face mask on, you can also prevent contamination by using nitrile gloves.

Step 5: Wheelchair Child

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Use your scalpel to carefully open the container for the Playmobil Child with Wheelchair kit.

Remove the contents from the box. Locate the plastic bag containing the kit's parts and make a careful lateral incision.

Remove the parts necessary for the assembly of the crippled child in the wheelchair and assemble it appropriately.

Step 6: Intravenous Bag and Stand

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Use your scalpel to carefully open the container for the Playmobil Hospital Room kit.

Remove the contents from the box. Locate the plastic bag containing the kit's parts and make a careful lateral incision.

Remove the parts necessary for the assembly of the intravenous bag and stand. Set them aside.

Step 7: Sterile Collection Cup

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Remove the sterile collection cup from its packaging and twist it open.

Step 8: Krazy Glue

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Remove the sterile surgical-grade Krazy Glue from its packaging.

Step 9: Assemble the Scene

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Krazy glue the crippled child and all of its accessories to the wheelchair. Once set, Krazy glue the wheelchair to the base of the lid.

Use your scalpel to amputate the base of the intravenous bag's stand, such that it is short enough to fit inside the container.

Glue the stand to the base of the lid, next to the wheelchair. Once it is set in place, glue the intravenous bag to the stand.

Glue the intravenous tubing to the arm of the crippled child.

Step 10: Make PVC Snow

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Make snow by grating the PVC into a small container with your grater . When a suitable amount of snow has been created, pour in a small amount of water. This should be just enough water within which to suspend the snow.

Step 11: Urinate

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Urinate into the sterile collection cup. Fill the cup just short of the very top.

Step 12: Add Snow

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Pour your snow solution into the urine cup.

Step 13: Put It Together

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Submerge your medical scene into the urine cup and twist the lid firmly shut.

Step 14: Shake

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Shake it up and watch the snow fall.


alanjamesblair (author)2015-11-15

This isn't craft. This is pure art!

washo1 (author)2014-11-29

Such an interesting idea! I'll use food coloring and water if I ever do this!

CrystalB01 (author)2014-04-17

As a gift I wouldn't want that bit the idea of PVC pipes genius

eva_maree_dixon (author)2014-02-22

Discussing creepy

godscountry (author)2014-01-07

After a few years,that stinky thing would be leaking,what a disgusting mess,.Do yourself and other's a big favor,colored water or a suitable colored drink,lie if its that important too you..

redwizard2 (author)2013-12-21

I made it...but it broke

willichan (author)2013-12-11

I laughed so hard I had to ... fill a snow globe.

annabenson6 (author)2013-10-22

That's nasty and twisted

GorillazMiko (author)2013-04-22

Beautiful project.

D00M99 (author)2011-01-27

I would very much recommend that you place Krazy Glue on the rim first, then quickly screw it on tightly.

Just in case some little kids get curious.

Dustycookie (author)D00M992013-02-18


Dustycookie (author)2013-02-18

Are you playing doctor?

jonnyd55 (author)2011-12-27

Amazing :) does this mean you are mocking x-mas as well as your anti halloween ideas? LOL a very amusing project. Im not sure about the law in the USA but its classed as anti social to gift wee-wee in the UK?

yellowcatt (author)jonnyd552012-10-27

I think that if you were planning to send it to someone then in may come under the Prohibited Goods regulations of many postal services:

ilpug (author)2012-01-05

Umm, why didn't you just dye water yellow?

building_boy (author)2011-11-13


chicopluma (author)2011-02-21

i can`t imagine the reaction of your family when you gave them that

bennagels (author)2011-02-19


imrobot (author)2011-02-13

thank you for using gloves

popcorn4lunch (author)2011-02-11

HAHAHAHA,.. THAT is sooooo gross, roflol :)

Lewkish (author)2011-02-10

How has nobody made a comment about yellow snow?

nunzilla555 (author)Lewkish2011-02-10

don't eat it

pinky252525 (author)2011-02-09

who would want to do that its kind of gross

Pyrocantha (author)2011-02-08

If you get "stage fright" or just can't get the guts up to do it, yellow food coloring would be the EASY way to go. I have never made a urine snow globe but used glitter in my other ones and added a drop of dish soap to keep the glitter from gumming up. That would make Clean Urine! ( Which truly is sterile...)

NachoMahma (author)2011-01-28

.  You go to all the trouble to use sterile components, yet you use urine straight from the tap. Shouldn't you sterilize (boil? nuke? chlorine?) the urine, also?

Urine is one of the most sterile substances in the world. A friend of mine got lost in the wilderness one summer. He fell down some rocks and gashed open his leg so horribly he should have bled out. He somehow managed to get it to clot...but the way he kept it clean was....yup...he peed on his wound. Several times a day.

When he found his way back, he went to the doctor. They stitched him up and it was like...nothing. They said it was perfectly fine.

caitlinsdad (author)NachoMahma2011-01-28

It is supposedly sterile from the tap. Ask that survival guy on TV who drinks it in a pinch.

Dr.Bill (author)caitlinsdad2011-02-06


NachoMahma (author)caitlinsdad2011-01-28

. Unless one has an infection, disease, or other malfunction. Maybe I'm just being overly cautious.

caitlinsdad (author)NachoMahma2011-01-28

Well, if the tap is rusty or has a foul discharge or seems discolored, you might be asking for trouble.

przem (author)caitlinsdad2011-01-29

If the tap is rusty or dirty, you should call a plumber (the one with strong and skilful hands) to polish it.

Or mayby do it yourself...  (will someone post an instructable how to do it?)

And: no pun indeed... really... ;-p

caitlinsdad (author)przem2011-01-29

The job might take a while or it might be quick. Either way, you probably have to pay for it later.

kcls (author)caitlinsdad2011-01-30

Oh my god you have such sick minds. :)

caitlinsdad (author)kcls2011-01-30

Sorry, it's only shop talk about our tools.

kcls (author)caitlinsdad2011-02-02


fastlines49s (author)kcls2011-02-02

the "tap" nice metaphor...

Hoopajoo (author)caitlinsdad2011-01-30

Well, he WAS in the hospital.

Dr.Bill (author)2011-02-06


skimmo (author)2011-02-02

this made me laugh really hard

Dani1996 (author)skimmo2011-02-04

jajaa, is very creative LOL

BluTiger (author)skimmo2011-02-04

why does this remind me of this saying 'if the world gives you lemons, make lemon aid' ROTFLMFAO

Kiteman (author)2011-01-27

It's at times like this that I remember America is a young nation, barely a teenager on the world scale.

Of course an American would think of urine as a novelty souvenir...

austin (author)Kiteman2011-01-27

If we are to judge entire nations based on individuals, and of course an Brit would think that way, then I think its safe to say that based upon you England is pretentious boring old money.

aeray (author)austin2011-01-27

No slick rejoinder, K-man? He begs for one...

Ninzerbean (author)aeray2011-01-28

He is sooooo above that, he only gets baited if the person writes something intelligent.

Kiteman (author)Ninzerbean2011-01-28

Er, actually I was just busy...

(Austin's been a member for long enough now that he should realise that my role as Senior Brit is actually written into the site's boilerplate.)

caitlinsdad (author)Kiteman2011-01-28

(We are the nuts and dolts that hold it together.)

fastlines49s (author)caitlinsdad2011-02-02

i was watching top gear on BBCA and forgot i was watching BBCA, then one person said "That's a bloody good car!" and now i have the urge to hug a british person... odd...

caitlinsdad (author)fastlines49s2011-02-02

Mebbe a handshake will do, but not me...I am on the other side of the pond.

fastlines49s (author)caitlinsdad2011-02-02

i have a british friend that goes to my school...

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