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Christmas Crafts: How to Make A Snow Globe

This has got to be one of the quickest and easiest of the Christmas Crafts Molly and I have enjoyed doing together in the past fortnight. Once I had the supplies gathered it took less than 5 minutes from start to shake.

how to make a snow globeAll you need is a jar, superglue, glitter, plastic figurines and a glue gun.

I strongly recommend using Kilner or similar jars, used for making jams and preserves, as they have a seal inside the lid, this means you don’t have to go to extra lengths after the snow globe is made sealing the lid on to prevent leaking.

how to make a snow globeFirst place your figurines on the inside of the lid and pop the jar over just to test what height everything will be when the globe is finished. Depending on the height of the lid you may, as I did, have to put a little styrofoam under your figuringes to lift them up a bit so they ‘take command’ of the jar space, if you know what I mean :)

diy snow globeWhen you’re satisfied that the positions and heights are fine glue the figurines in place with fast acting superglue (adults need to do this bit).

While the glue is setting fill the jar almost to the top with cool tap water.

Time to test again – insert the lid with the figurines into the jar of water, tighten and turn upside down to test the water level – ensure the water level is over the top of the figurines, with a little room to spare at the top.

Now remove the lid again, add the glitter to the water jar and stir. Many tutorials I had read online added glycerine  to the water РI tried this but it just made the glitter clump so I poured it down the sink and started again with just water.DIY snow globe

Time to finish: with your glue gun run a ring of glue around the inside of the lid and as quickly as you can (before the glue hardens) close the lid on the jar and tighten, tighten, tighten.

DIY snow  globe

are you read to shake ??

Michelle xx

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11 Responses to “Christmas Crafts: How to Make A Snow Globe”

  1. Tiffany says:

    This is such and easy and clear set of instructions! I’m so glad I came upon your post! We were planning on making snow globs with our kids for Christmas Eve and this will definitely help make it a bit easier.

  2. Baylee says:

    Where did you get the snowman figurine?

  3. Michelle says:

    Hi Baylee the little snowman figurine is one of a set of little characters from the Frozen movie that my daughter plays with. She was willing to sacrifice the snowman :) any little plastic figurine from the toy box will work

  4. Kate says:

    very cute! I remember making these when I was young.

  5. Love! Added to last week’s round up of Christmas crafts for kids in grades 1-3.

  6. Jen says:

    Okay….I just attempted to make a snow globe. I glued my decoration down, added tap water, glitter & decorations. Then I glued & screwed my lid down. Now the glitter is forming big ugly clumps. What did I do wrong?

  7. Angie Huse says:

    SO CUTE! Planning to do this for my daughters Christmas party this week…..heading out to pick up supplies……question: Do you just by the Kilner jars from Walmart? If not….where? Thanks!

  8. Michelle says:

    Sorry Angie I’m in Ireland and we don’t have Walmart here so I can’t advise on where to get them in your local. They are stocked in all departments stores in Ireland. xx

  9. Erika says:

    I tried this and the dye in the trees changed the water blue, any tips?

  10. Michelle says:

    Oh I saw this issue mentioned on an FB group at the weekend. I’m afraid there’s excessive dye in the trees you have so you can either keep rinsing them off until the bleeding stops, use a different item in the globe, or go with a dry globe – no water just loads of styrofoam beads or glitter to shake around. Hope this helps xx

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