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Homemade Christmas Snow Globes

homemade christmas snow globes | Baby Hints & Tipsby Jane Street

Creating your own magical snow globe is surprisingly cheap and easy. Shake the jar and watch the glitter swirl around like a snow storm. It’s a great homemade Christmas gift and can be made by kids of any age, with a little help. We chose a wizard figurine but you could use anything else which captures your imagination.

Homemade Snow Globes


Jar with lid
Plastic figurine (to fit jar)       Ÿ
ŸGlycerin (from the supermarket)       Ÿ
Super glue
Cooled boiled water

Homemade Snow Globe | Baby Hints & Tips


Step 1: Superglue the plastic figurine to the inside of the jar lid. An adult should do this step. For safety, keep the superglue tube well away from the kids!

Homemade Snow Globe | Baby Hints & Tips

Step 2: Add a tablespoon of glitter to the jar.

Step 3: Add 2-3 tablespoons of glycerin to the jar. This thickens the water and holds the glitter in suspension.

Homemade Snow Globe | Baby Hints & Tips

Step 4: Fill the jar to the top with cooled boiled water.

Homemade Snow Globe | Baby Hints & Tips

Step 5: Screw the lid with figurine on to the jar.

Note: If the snow globe is for smaller children, you may want to add some tape around the lid of the jar so that it can’t be removed.

Jane Street: As Editor at MyKidCraft.com and mum of two young kids, I’m always getting stuck into fun creative projects – and usually making a lot of mess in the process. Click here for all of Jane’s craft ideas.

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