A homemade snow globe is a childhood must! Finally we have made some. The best part about these snow globes is that they give you the perfect opportunity to get rid of some of the pesky plastic figurines lying around the house. Another idea is to use LEGOs—if your child can part with them!

Materials:

  • small glass jar
  • a plastic figurine
  • glycerin (optional: while it's not necessary, it makes the glitter float better)
  • glitter
  • water
  • glue (we used a hot glue gun, but superglue should work too)

Instructions

  1. Decide what you would like to put in your snow globe. We used a plastic frog that came out of a Kinder Egg.

  2. Glue, place, and stick your plastic figurine to the inside of the jar lid.

  3. Fill your jar with water and/or glycerin and add glitter—1-2 teaspoons.

  4. Screw the lid on the jar — glue it if you're concerned about your child trying to open it.

  5. That's it! Shake your jar or tip it upside down to make it snow!

Maggy Woodley is a craft blogger and stay-at-home mom of two. Passionate about crafts, she uses her blog, Red Ted Art, to share easy, accessible crafts and provide fun and creative ways to spend time with kids. With weekly how-to's and crafts for all ages, Red Ted Art is meant to be inspirational for parents, caregivers and teachers alike.

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  • Armeen Sohail

    My age is 8 and I tried it by myself all alone and its worth it… I really like it, Thanks :)

  • Miranda Burch

    My son and I are making these for his class. They figurines keep coming off the lid. We used hot glue. Anything else we could use?

  • Daniela Escobar

    This is great!! Every kid I know LOVEE snow globes!

    http://www.aznannies.com

  • Rebecca Robinson

    My Alaskan Malamute cut-out is almost two. She likes “Who’s the Boss?”. She also likes “Full House”. My Alaskan Malamute cut-out likes Christmas. Christmas is in two days. My Alaskan Malamute cut-out was made on January 3, 2012. My Hawaiian Butterfly Fish cut-out is eleven months old. My Hawaiian Butterfly Fish cut-out likes “Barney and Friends”. My Hawaiian Butterfly Fish cut-out was made on January 19, 2013. My Alaskan Malamute cut-out likes “Readalong”. My Hawaiian Butterfly Fish cut-out likes “BabyFirst TV”. I am a twenty-six-year-old woman. My older sister is a twenty-eight-year-old woman. My older sister went to Honduras in June 2010.

  • Plantastic

    Way cool and if you like nature ..consider growing the famous TickleMe Plant at home. The TickleMe Plant will close its leaves and even lower its branches when you Tickle It!

    This is real! http://www.ticklemeplant.com