You only need few simple household items and this printable sheet of images to get started.
Here's what you'll need:
- A jar with a lid (recycle if you can)
- Clear liquid (water or baby oil work well)
- Self-laminating sheets or a heat-activated laminator
- Waterproof glue like a hot glue gun
- Decorative bits (shells, sprigs and twigs, cotton balls, etc.)
- Craft glitter
Gather your supplies.
Print this page and cut out the image you want to use.
Laminate and cut out your image. Be sure to leave enough of the laminating material around the edges for it to connect onto itself, as this will help keep your image dry in the liquid. Leave about an inch of extra laminating material at the bottom for the next step.
Snip a quarter to half inch vertical cut into the bottom of the laminating material, and fold it perpendicularly along the bottom. This will help the image curve to the proper size of your lid.
Bend your laminated image to fit your lid.
Apply waterproof glue to the inside of your lid where you want the image to go.
Secure your image to the lid and hold upright until dry.
Glue down decorative bits and pulled-apart cotton balls.
Pour a small amount of glitter into your jar. NOTE: There is such thing as too much glitter when it comes to this project. A glitter blizzard will block the view of your image.
Fill your jar with clear liquid. The thicker the liquid, the slower your glitter "snow" will float down. Fill it all the way to the top.
Secure the lid on tightly.
Swirl gently to loosen any glitter clumps. Then watch as the "snow" falls peacefully on campus or on Spike!