Snow Globe Assembly Prep

After you have your code written, it’s time to tackle the making of the snow globe.

You’ll need:

  • An empty snow globe
  • A figurine or small plastic item
  • Distilled water
  • Glue (E6000 is good choice)
  • Envirotex
  • Glycerin
  • Glitter
A quick word of warning, but not deterrent: it takes time for the glue and Envirotex to set properly so some patience is also required. But all that waiting is worth it and helps to ensure a water tight seal which is especially important when putting electronics next to water.

Your first step is to glue your special item that will be on display in your snow globe onto the inner base of snow globe using the E6000 glue. I recommend letting it set for 24 hours at least. You want to make sure that your item is secure and that the glue won’t be affected by the water or other ingredients.

After your glue has permanently stuck your item, it’s time to seal it and the base to ensure that it will survive the water, glycerin and glitter (if you’re feeling brave). I used Envirotex, which is a resin-based water proof seal that was recommended in the directions that came with my empty snow globe.

If you do decide to use the sealer, please follow the directions closely on the packaging to stay safe and to also have a successful project. I recommend mixing any of these concoctions in disposable containers with something like a popsicle stick to keep clean-up simple.

Depending on your chosen resin, dry times may vary. Mine was recommended to set for eight hours but I ended up letting it sit for 24 hours to ensure that everything was at optimal seal.

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How it looks after 24 hours of setup
This guide was first published on Dec 13, 2017. It was last updated on Dec 13, 2017. This page (Snow Globe Assembly Prep) was last updated on Oct 03, 2019.