Snow Globes

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Our snowy themed indoor fun continues, as negative wind chills are still keeping us mostly indoors. These snow globes didn’t turn out as pretty as the kind you’d buy in a store, but we enjoyed making them!

First, you’ll need to arrange little figures or miniatures, and glue to the lid of a mason jar. We had fun sorting through cute bird-themed figures we had at home, which looked great when we affixed them (I used hot glue, a grown-up step).

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Next time though, I would use something taller, since these didn’t really stick far up enough into our swirling “snow.” But more on that later.

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Help your child pour water into the mason jars until they are almost full. Then it’s time for the secret ingredient: vegetable glycerin. Travis loved the goopy texture. Add 1 teaspoon to each mason jar.

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Finally, we needed to add snow…. glitter that is! Don’t overdo it, or you won’t really be able to see your figures in the jar. We might have been a little too heavy-fisted.

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Now give them a shake to create a beautiful indoor snowfall! These would make great gifts if you want to save the idea for the holidays.


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Here it is snowing on our little birdhouse:

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3 thoughts on “Snow Globes

  1. camryn forrest says:

    If you want the figure or scenic item (such as your wheelbarrow or birdhouse) to be more visible, first glue a small plastic bottle cap to the inside of the jar lid, THEN glue the figurine to the cap. It will be raised up a bit more and the details won’t be hidden by the edges of the jar lid. You can use a screw-off plastic top from a soda or water bottle, for example.
    (I’m a professional snow globe artist.)


    • rstarrlemaitre says:

      Thank you so much for the professional tip! We’re never going for perfection around here 🙂 mostly fun, but I’m glad to know there’s a way to fix this problem if we make snow globes in the future.


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