December 7, 2014

Snow globes for Cub Scouts

Don’t want to decorate ornaments this year? Want to do something a little more fun and sparkly? Why no make a snow globe?


  • Plastic figurines (dinosaurs always are a hit)
  • A variety of glass jars
  • Paint (optional)
  • Sandpaper
  • Clear-drying epoxy or crazy glue
  • Glitter
  • Glycerin

What do?

Before the meeting: Make sure the jars are clean. Especially the lid.

If the jar lids are not in seasonal colors already, have the Cubs paint them with some paint. While the lids dry, you can have the Cubs do a burn off game.

Start off  by sanding the inside of the lid until the surface is rough. This will enable the epoxy to grip onto something aside from the figurine. Place your figurine onto the lid and make sure that the jar can be shut with ease. If not, pick a new figurine or jar.

With clear-drying epoxy (Scouters help), adhere the figurine to the inside of the lid, and let the epoxy dry.

Fill the jar almost to the top with water; add a pinch of glitter and a dash of glycerin (available at drugstores, I found mine at Shoppers Drugmart) to keep the glitter from falling too quickly. Don’t add too much, or the glitter will stick to the bottom of the jar when it’s flipped. Screw on the lid tightly, being careful not to dislodge the figurine. Turn the jar over and back again — and let it snow.

If the Cub is completely happy with their snow globe, you can seal it off with some more epoxy.



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