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Christmas Craft: Homemade Snow Globe

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I have a very fun and easy craft for you this week~  A Homemade Christmas Snow Globe!  This is a really fun Christmas craft.  Homemade mason jar snow globes are really very easy and can be personalized in any way you want.  Your kids will love helping you make it, too.  We were lucky enough to get some snow to go along with it yesterday.

Homemade Snow Globe for Christmas


How to Make the Homemade Snow Globe:

DIY snow globes are so fun to make!  Get creative to make  you and your kids love!

homemade snow globe supplies

Supplies Needed for The Snow Globe:

  • 1 small jar- I used an 8 oz mason jar. You’ll want one with a solid lid.
  • Baby oil
  • Small toy, figurines or laminated photos  (You could easily find some fun things in a craft store or online)
  • Glitter
  • Hot glue gun
Choose a jar to use for your snow globe and some small figurines.  I used a little tiny santa ornament from our tree and just cut off the string.  I also used a Lego Christmas tree, some multi-colored glitter, and a few little tree and star shaped sequins. I have seen people make the snow globes with laminated photos as well.
christmas snow globe
Glue the figurines to the inside of the jar lid with a hot glue gun and let it dry. I also put a few colored beads around the lid~ you could use little pebbles, or leave it with nothing, too.
Fill the jar with baby oil and glitter.  You don’t need a lot of glitter.  The baby oil makes the glitter fall a lot more slowly.  You can use water, too if you don’t have baby oil.  Hot glue around the edges of the jar before you screw it together (or test it first to make sure it looks just how you want it to!)
Now it’s time to shake it up and watch the glittery snow fall!
These are fun toys but could also be awesome centerpieces for holiday party!
One recommendation: I used a canning jar and have had leaking issues with our snow globe.  I would recommend that you recycle a jar from something in your fridge so you don’t have the extra leaking spots, or just use a lid with a solid top. Empty baby food jars work well for a smaller version.  I have had to add extra hot glue around the top edges to ours to seal it and keep it from leaking.
Have fun!  I would love to see your snow globe creation if you make it.

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  2. Thanks for the tutorial! My 5-year old daughter is planning to make one of these as a gift for her big sister. I’ve been looking at a few other tutorials, and am glad to know that baby oil works instead of glycerin.

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