From Chicken Soup for the Soul: Book of Christmas Virtues

Going Global

Hoping for a white Christmas? Why not create a wintry scene straight from your own imagination by designing a holiday snow globe?

Supplies you’ll need:

• any small, clean jar (jelly, pimento, olive, baby food, etc.)

• miniature figurines (synthetic, plastic or ceramic) from hobby stores, cake-supply centers or model-railroad shops

• clear-drying epoxy

• distilled water

• glycerin (purchase at any pharmacy)

• glitter

How to:

• Roughen the inside of the jar lid with an emery board or sand paper.

• Adhere the figurines to the inside of the lid with epoxy and let it dry.

• Fill the jar almost full with distilled water.

• Add a pinch or two of glitter for “snow.”

• Pour in a dash of glycerin (to slow the glitter).

• Screw the lid on tightly, and seal it with epoxy.

Now, turn the jar upside down, and—let it snow!

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