Turn a glass jar and some glitter into a magical snow globe!

Materials:

  • glass jar and lid
  • water
  • glycerin
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • small plastic toy
  • glitter
  • sequins
  • spoon

Instructions

    DIY Snow Globe Steps

      1. Glue a small plastic toy (or two) to the underside of your jar lid. You can glue tiny dinosaurs or figures. We used some plastic toy trees.

     

      1. Fill your jar about 95% full with cold water.

     

      1. Sprinkle generous amounts of glitter and add sequins to the water then stir with a spoon.

     

      1. Add a few drops of glycerin to the water and stir once again.

     

      1. Screw the lid of the jar (toys glued to the underside) back onto the jar which is filled with water, glitter, sequins and glycerin.

     

    Wipe the exterior of the jar clean with a cloth and shake your globe! Enjoy the snowy scenery and decorate your house with the snow globes or make a bunch and hand them out to friends, family and teachers!

Caroline Gravino, a PBS Parents resident crafter, is a designer of creative family projects, tinkering painter and mother of four children. She writes about project ideas for the whole family and how to encourage creativity in kids on the popular blog, Salsa Pie and shares videos on the PBS Parents YouTube Channel. Subscribe HERE.

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  • tj

    I made these years ago with my 3rd grade class using baby food jars. They are a wonderful way to personalize a gift.