Monday, February 9, 2015

Valentine's Day Glitter Snow Globe

 Today I want to share a simple craft that you can either make
 with  your children, or make it on your own and surprise them with it later. I think it would be fun to have it at their breakfast place setting when they wake up on Valentine's Day.

For this project you will need:        
-Some plastic heart shaped cookie cutters
-Mason jar or other jar with a screw on lid
-Liquid glycerin
-Glitter in the color of your choice (I used pink and red)
-Washi tape or other item to decorate your jar lid
-Hot glue gun and glue sticks

I started by gluing three plastic heart shaped cookie cutters together and then gluing them to the lid of a mason jar.

I used a pink and red polka dot pattern washi tape to cover and decorate the lid rim.

To help assure that the finished snow globe would be water tight, I glued the mason jar lid to the rim.

Fill your jar with water, but be sure to allow some space so that it can later be shaken to cause the glitter to swirl around inside the snow globe.

Add a small amount of the liquid glycerin to the water and as much glitter as you would like. The glycerin is optional, but it allows the glitter to stay suspended in the water for a while without immediately sinking to the bottom of the jar. Then tightly screw the lid on, and get ready to see the smiles it will bring to your children's faces.

This is a quick and inexpensive project that can add a little sparkle to these long winter days while letting someone you love know they hold a special place in your heart!

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