I wanted to make a snow globe/snow globe, which is one of those spherical glasses with a clear colorless liquid inside, glitter or fake snow, but I didn't know what to fill the liquid with. what liquid is in a snow globe?Water must be difficult to ensure that it is sterile pure water, a long time will be moldy deterioration; Some people on the Internet say you can use baby oil, but the oil is too buoyant, the snow will not fall off. Some people say you can use car antifreeze, but antifreeze is basically no colorless transparent; if the glue is too thick, water will spoil...
What colorless transparent liquid filled in the glass snow globe can be preserved for a relatively long time? Or are there any good water soluble preservatives with low toxicity that can be used to prevent spoilage?
In fact, in most cases, water is used, and very little oil is used.
Of course, it is to remove bacteria from the water, add a small amount of preservatives, can ensure that 3~5 years do not deteriorate, do not yellow;
why a little oil? On the one hand, cost considerations, on the other hand, oil itself is easier to leak than water.
Snowballs were developed in the 19th century.
Snowballs are delightful souvenirs, featuring miniature models in swirling snow. They are loved by children and adults alike and have become collectibles. The snowballs are filled with different kinds of liquids, including water, glycerin, and corn syrup.
Some snowballs are filled with water at room temperature. Some globes are filled with distilled water. If the water is too hot or too cold, it will create condensation inside and outside the sphere. The snow particles in these snowballs fall faster than other kinds of snowballs.
Snowball makers add glycerin to water to thicken it, which causes the snow grains to fall more slowly than a snowball filled with water alone. The more glycerin added to the snow globe, the slower it will fall. Snowball manufacturers can add anywhere from a teaspoon to a cup of glycerin.
Some home craft makers use corn syrup instead of glycerin to slow the fall of snow grains in snowballs. You can find glycerin at well-stocked craft stores, while most grocery stores carry corn syrup. Most snowball manufacturers use one part water to one part corn syrup.
Most snowballs are filled with artificial snow, usually waterproof plastic. Home snowball makers can buy fake snow at craft stores or use glitter as a substitute. Other home snowball makers make fake snow by grinding white PVC pipe with a grater.
French artisans developed snowballs as decorative paperweights in the 19th century. The first snowball was introduced at a Paris exhibition in 1889, featuring a miniature replica of the Eiffel Tower with a ceramic base and fake snow. Snowballs are called water balloons or snow domes. Snowballing paper became popular in Europe, containing clocks, dolls and religious symbols.