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Glitter Globes

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Making your own glitter snow globes is loads of fun and easy to do. Preschoolers will be fascinated with their finished creation.

Time: 10 minutes
Age: Any Age
Level: Easy

Materials
Empty watertight glass jar - tall ones with minimal decoration on the glass work best
Plastic figurine - tall ones look best
Cooled boiled water
Glycerine
Glitter
Super glue



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Method
Glue a plastic figurine (or anything waterproof) onto a jam jar lid using super glue. Make sure an adult does the super gluing step.



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Add about a teaspoon of glitter in the jar



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Add 2 teaspoons of glycerine to a cup of cooled boiled water. The glycerine thickens the water and makes the glitter float slowly.



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The glycerine thickens the water


Add the glycerine and water mix to the jar, filling it up to the top.
Screw the lid with the figurine onto the jar.



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Shake and enjoy watching your snowstorm glitter globe.



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Penguin in a snowstorm


We tried a very small jar and a larger one. The tall jar worked much better as the glitter took much longer to float down after shaking.



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The small jar worked fine but wasn't as impressive as the taller jar as there wasn't as much room for the glitter to swirl around


Categories
#Under 5s
#5 to 10s
#Over 10s
#Any Age
#Glycerine
#Winter
#Snow
#Christmas
#Penguin
#Glitter
#Snow Globe
#Easy
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