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DIY Kid Friendly Craft Ideas: How To Make A Snowglobe

Posted by Alexandra C. | Wednesday February 29, 201229 comments

Any excuse to play with glitter is fine by me! Especially when that excuse also includes a one of my all time favourite things: snowglobes. As a child I used to love snowglobes- they're cute, fun to play with and with this DIY tutorial, you'll be able to create any kind of snowglobe you want! 

Snowglobes are the perfect kid friendly craft because they require little time, don't require any extensive crafting skills and when finished, are something they can enjoy for years to come! 

Here's what you'll need for this craft: 

A glass jar
Snowglobe filler (i.e. toy)  
Hot glue gun 
1 tsp Glycerine 
Glitter (I suggest using a fine, crafting glitter) 

Step 1: Create Your Filler 

I swear I'm not into My Little Pony. Really, I'm not. Ok, that was a lie. I love My Little Pony; so for my snowglobe filler, I'm using one of my favourite toys! Hot glue gun your filler of choice right side up, to the inside of the jar's lid. Make sure to position your toy in the middle so the jar can close. Hot glue can get, well, hot, so be careful!

Step 2: Fill Jar

Fill your jar with water to the top, leave a little space for adding the next ingredients. Pour in about a tsp of glycerine (available at most drugstores). Next, pour in about 1 tsp or so of glitter, this step may require the steady hand of an adult. Feel free to add more glitter if you wish, or lots more if your kid is anything like me. 

Step 3: Finished!

Screw the lid onto the jar. Turn upside down and give it a shake to watch your glitter whip around! If you notice that you didn't add enough water, simply remove the lid and pour in a bit more. This craft also makes a perfect homemade gift! 

Keep crafty chicks!

(adapted via hellogiggles.com)
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on April 25, 2012  sirenstarlight  7,243 said:

And I LOVE this craft!!!
I'm definitely going to be shopping for some snow globe jars very soon!
I have tons of MLP and Star Wars figurines kicking around :P

on April 09, 2012  GoneBatty  3,196 said:

This would be great for baby shower or birthday party centerpieces! Bookmarking this one!

on March 08, 2012  LadyChick234234  3,701 said:

That's adorable. Fun idea for an adult gift too if you get something kitchy to glue into the "globe"

on March 05, 2012  petitechouxx  2,859 said:

very pretty!

on March 04, 2012  Angel said:


on March 02, 2012  annmarie  4,261 said:

Too cute! This is perfect for baby shower & birthday giveaways.


on March 02, 2012  AlexJC  50 said:

@AngelinaRosaries Yes- it's pretty common! You should be able to find it at a Shoppers Drug Mart, I believe the one I am using it either from the pharmacy section in a Loblaws or a WalMart

@slaroche, I am so glad to hear that you tried it and he loves it!!!!

on March 01, 2012  slaroche  1,432 said:

I tried this. My son loves his new Cars snow globe

on March 01, 2012  AngelinaRosaries  2,303 said:

never done this before. my kids will love this. I can see a spiderman snow globe in the office.

so, the glycerine, can i buy this anywhere?


on March 01, 2012  Kagoory  1,784 said:

woow cute and simple ! :)

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