Glitter Globes

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Total Time 1 hour Ages all-ages

These mini aquariums make great boredom-busters on a day when your kids are waiting for the sun to come out.

What you'll need

  • Small baby food jar or jelly jar with a tight-fitting lid
  • Polymer clay, such as Fimo
  • Assortment of plastic or rubber animals, toys and plants
  • Glycerin (sold at most pharmacies)
  • Glitter (we recommend Creative Beginnings' Diamond Pastel ultrafine blue, sold at many craft stores)
  • Small shells or aquarium gravel, optional

How to make it

  1. Glitter Globes

    Place the jar lid wrong side up on a flat working surface. Then use a small lump of clay to stick the bottom of each plastic item to the inside of the lid.

  2. Fill the jar almost to the top with water, and stir in a few drops of glycerin and 1/2 teaspoon of glitter. The glycerin will increase the density of the liquid, so that the glitter will fall more slowly.

  3. Add shells and a bit of aquarium gravel, if desired.

  4. Finally, tightly screw the lid onto the jar. Then invert the globe and enjoy the glittery show.

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