A few weeks ago, I did a snow play scene with the kids. We had it set up for a few days, and then I used the figures in large glass jars to create a Christmas scene display. All you need is salt or sugar for the snow, then a tree, deer, little cottage, snowman, santa or anything else you have! So simple and it looks adorable. Great for table decorations. The jars have a special spot on our Christmas ladder.
Christmas Scene in a Jar
Large Jar (I found this one at Crazy Clarks for $5) – use plastic if you’re wanting to make it more kid friendly
Salt or Sugar base (cotton wool also works)
Feature item ideas: Toy figurines (the deer are Schleich), china ornaments, Christmas decorations (santa, angel, snowman, mini tree). I found the small house in a thrift shop for a few dollars.
For an Aussie themed Christmas jar, sand would work well for base. Maybe a kangaroo figurine and a piece of red bottle brush for a tree?
Paper Christmas Village (bought from Phoenix Trading)
Christmas scene in a jar.
Nativity at the top because for me, it’s the reason for the season.
Once Christmas is over, the toys will move to the Playroom for more fun in the year to come.