Clean your mason jar with soap and water; dry the flat part of the lid especially well with a paper towel.
Using waterproof glue, attach the miniature figurines to the underside of the lid. Make sure you attach them to the underside so that they will go into the mason jar when the lid is replaced! Set the lid and figurines aside so the glue can dry.
Fill your mason jar with water, leaving about an inch of room at the top.
Add 2-3 teaspoons of glycerine per cup of water in your mason jar.
Add a small amount of glitter to the jar and stir. The glitter should "float" in the water; if it just floats on top of the water, add another 1/2 teaspoon of glycerine and stir again.
Once the glue attaching your figurines to the lid is dry, flip the lid upside down and place it on the jar, putting the figurines into the water. Check to see if there's enough water in the jar to be mostly full once the figurines are in there. If not, add a little more water.
Glue the lid onto the jar by adding glue around the seal on the underside of the lid, then put it back on the jar so the figurines are inside. Wiggle the lid to spread the glue, then replace the metal ring portion of the lid and screw it down tight. (You can also put glue on the threads of the jar if you want to be extra cautious.)
Wait a few more minutes for the glue to really set so that your snow globe is watertight, then you can flip your mason jar upside down and you have your very own homemade snow globe in a mason jar!
It doesn’t matter what size mason jar you use for this project; just make sure it’s big enough to fit your miniature figurines inside. The important piece is how much glycerine to add to your snow globe, and that depends on how much water is inside. You will need 2-3 teaspoons of glycerine for every cup of water in your jar. Remember, the figurines take up some room, so there will be a little less water than the actual capacity of the jar.Start by adding the lower amount of glycerine and see if the glitter "floats" in the water. If it just floats on top of the water without any swirling around under the surface of the water, add a little more glycerine. If the glitter clumps up in a mound at the bottom of the jar, you have too much glycerine.
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