Star Wars Snow Globe

Snow globes are fun to play with, but even more of a blast to make. It's a great way to recycle small glass jars and display extra Star Wars miniatures you might have handy. Instead of fake snow, use white glitter to make a globe that re-creates the snowy tundra of Hoth. Or use green glitter and make a Dagobah scene. Find this craft and many more in The Star Wars Craft Book by Bonnie Burton from Random House.

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Small glass jar with lid (baby food jars work great)
  • Acrylic or spray paint
  • Strong glue (not water-soluble)
  • Plastic bottle cap
  • Star Wars toy miniatures
  • Distilled water
  • Glycerin or clear dish soap (optional)
  • Chunky silver or white glitter
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STEP ONE

Clean out a small glass jar. Paint the jar lid using acrylic or spray paint.

STEP TWO

Using strong craft glue (that's not water-soluble), secure your Star Wars miniature to the bottle cap to serve as a stand. That way you'll be able to see your miniature better in the globe. Then glue the bottle cap to the inside center of the jar lid. Let this dry.

STEP THREE

Fill your jar almost to the top with distilled water. Add a few drops of glycerin or clear dish soap to keep the glitter from falling too fast. Then add silver or white glitter -- or both -- to the water.

Place glue along the rim of the jar opening and inside the lid. Make sure you have enough water to fill the jar, but not so much that it spills. Then, screw the lid on tightly. Let it dry overnight.

STEP FOUR

Turn the glitter globe right-side up and shake, shake, shake!