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DIY Snowglobes

We had tons of seasonal fun this weekend. We made gingerbread men, started some ornaments, saw Arthur Christmas in 3D at the movie theater, and made snowglobes.

I'm sure you've seen these around the web, especially on Pinterest, but we wanted to share our version!

The boys really wanted to include Legos with theirs and we found some little trees at the store. First you figure out what will fit on the lid of your glass jar.

Then we hot glued our pieces down. And by "we" I mean "I".

They wanted minifigs (especially this half naked Santa from last year's LEGO advent) so I had them put them on a 1x2 flat piece that was glued to the top. Mr. All for the Boys is pretty sure we can get the piece off but I'd much rather lose 1 little piece than an entire minifig or 2.

Fill the jar with water and add just a bit of glycerin (not necessary but does help the glitter float around a bit better).

Add your glitter (they chose white).

Screw the lid on good and tight (you could also glue the lid on and seal if you wanted to keep them around longer but we want the option to take out the minifigs later.

And that's it! I think these would be cute with little animals too. We only had small jars so our options were limited. I've also seen people put a gift card in the jar and give as a gift (although a messy one to finally get your gift card).


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Reader Comments (10)

Omgosh the mini figs are soooo cute! Ps i opsted our salt dough ornaments on my blog :)

December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoscie

So cute, love the Lego men :)

December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAleacia @ Dilly-Dali Art

Love your Blog! A friend just linked to it on FB, I am having so much fun exploring your posts. Just in time for Christmas Break!

December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLydia

Those are so grat!

December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSherri

these are really adorable. and seem so simple to make.

December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea Worley

Why does my glitter all float to the top?

December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAngel

This is an awesome idea! Love your blog! My boys love legos and Star wars - you can check out my post that I did (from your blog idea!) here http://ejoym.blogspot.com/2011/12/make-it-monday-star-wars.html

December 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth

This is totally awesome. I love it and will be doing this with my kiddos this week. I would love it if you'd link this up on my blog carnival Family Time Tuesday!


December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJanice

We make this type of snow globes every year - they are so much fun!

December 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

I LOVE your blog and your photos! I am going to try this with my boys this weekend. Great idea!

December 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStacy

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