Snow globes are a little piece of Christmas in a jar, aren’t they? There’s something magical about shaking the globe and making it snow.
My 8 year old daughter and I decided to make snow globes this year. We found supplies in our local Michael’s Craft store and stocked up. You can also find figurines at flea markets and model railroad shops. Clear-drying epoxy is best, especially if you decide to put water and glycerin in the jar.
I found a few short squat jars at Hobby Lobby and at Target in the kitchen section. Since I don’t want to fuss with water and glycerin, we’re making waterless snow globes. You can leave the jar up right and open, or put the lid and flip it over.
6 Remarkable Snow Globes for Kids to Make
To get you inspired to make your own snow globe for Christmas, I’ve rounded up 6 snow globes that caught my daughter’s eye.
Miniatures in a Jar | Salt Tree – Check out the dollar store for supplies, too like this battery-operated street lamp.
DIY: mini snow globe ornament | No Biggie – This snow globe ornament would be a great craft for a Girl Scout troop or older class since bleach is involved.
How to Make a Maple Tree Leaf Globe | Premeditate Leftovers – Snow globes aren’t just for Christmas!
How to Make Christmas Snow Globe Jars | Eclectically Vintage – have space for a large snow globe? Try one of these made in a glass cookie jar.
DIY North Pole Ornament | Tater Tots and Jello – This North Pole ornament is super easy for preschoolers.
DIY Vintage Inspired Bell Jar Ornaments | My So Called Crafty Life – These are made from plastic wine glasses!