This is a great (super cost effective) Christmas activity using humble take away containers, plastic animals and glitter. It is very simple and potentially effective.
Select some plastic animals and arrange them on the take away container lid. Apply super glue and wait until it dries.
Put about a tablespoon of glitter into the base of the container, put the lid (with animals glued to it) on top and shake your scene to make it "snow." Great fun even for little kids.