DIY Snow Globes for Kids

Happy FUN Day Friday again! Every Friday I celebrate the weekend with a fun project idea for you to do with your kids this weekend. Your challenge is to actually do something fun with your kids!

Today’s project was a fun idea a friend of mine gave me. She does it for school holiday parties. It’s quick, it’s pretty easy and the kids love it. It’s DIY Snow Globes for Kids:

Make your own snow globe

Cute huh? My boys were pretty happy with these.


DIY Snow Globes for Kids:

Supplies Needed:

Small jars (I got mine at Hobby Lobby. You can also use baby food jars.)

A little toy to put inside. I recommend a party store for finding something. One thing to note is that the water is going to magnify how large your toy looks by quite a bit, so buy smaller than you think.

Glycerin (buy it at a drug store)

Glitter (I found that very fine glitter was better)

Heavy Duty Glue (Gorilla glue, E6000, Epoxy, etc.) I tried hot glue and it didn’t work very well

Needle nose pliers


How to:

With your hot glue gun, put a little hot glue on the bottom of your toy. Using the needle nose pliers, put it down into your jar where you want it. Press it down a little to get it firmly in place. Let the glue dry for 10 minutes.

Fill your jar with water. Put one small squirt of glycerin in it (this is going to make your “snow” float better.) Add a pinch of glitter. I found that if you add too much it makes the snow globe look too hazy.

Hot glue the lid in place and you’re done! Fun stuff!

Like using cute little jars? Here’s a snowman ornament made using a baby food jar.

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  1. Diana says

    We made these last year, the glue didn’t hold the pieces in place and would peel off. 3 out of the 4 we made had floaters ;-(
    I would suggest a different glue, more industrial. And letting them dry over night to get a good attachment to the lid.

    • Lorinda says

      I have made these with my kid for years, we always glued the toy to the lid with super glue and let them set for a while (30 minutes at least) Some of our favorite ones we actually used bigger jars ( you learn to watch for them when buying things) and glued a lego creaton in them. Use your very best imagination, they can be alot of fun !

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