How to Make a Simple Snow Globe

January 19, 2018 24 Comments
How to Make a Snow Globe

I love a snow globe, always have done. Not sure why really, maybe it’s the glitter, maybe it’s the magic of them, who knows. I’ve been meaning to try and make my own snow globe for a while, and finally I got round to it. It is surprisingly easy, and requires very little in the way of materials. If you want to give it a go yourself then read on.

How to Make a Really Simple Snow Globe

What You Will Need

  • An empty glass jar with lid
  • Glue gun or other suitable adhesive
  • Plastic toy (you can make your own model from oven baked clay if you prefer)
  • Water
  • 1/2 tsp glycerine
  • 1 tsp glitter

How You Do It

You can watch our video tutorial at the end, but here are step by step instructions:

  1. Make sure your chosen jar has a tight fitting lid, and is nice and clean and dry.  I chose this Nutella jar, as I loved the curved bottom of it that instantly gave me the idea of turning it into a snow globe.
  2. Glue your chosen plastic soft toys or model to the inside of the lid. I used my trusty glue gun, but you could use other adhesive, just make sure it has plenty of time to dry.
  3. Fill the empty jar with water, preferably use bottled or distilled water. Fill it nearly to the top, as you need to allow enough room for the plastic toy and other ingredients.
  4. Add the glycerine to the water and give it a good stir. This is to effectively thicken the water so the glitter falls slower after the globe has been shaken.  I’ve read that baby oil does the same job, but I have yet to try this.  Don’t be tempted to add too much glycerine as it will cause the glitter to stick to the sides and the top of the snow globe.
  5. Add your glitter. Again less is more here. I added a teaspoon to my jar, and if I’m honest it was probably a bit much. Next time I will be adding a bit less.
  6. Using a glue gun, apply glue to the inside rim of the lid, place on top of the jar and make sure there is a nice tight seal.  You want to make sure you have applied enough glue to give you a nice water tight seal.
  7. Leave plenty of time for the glue to dry. My advice is when you first tip it up the right way, do it over a sink, just in case your seal wasn’t as good as you thought.How to Make a Snow Globe

Watch my little video to see how easy it really is to make these cute snow globes

What do you think of my little snow globe, is this something you would give a go?

Why don’t you pin it for later!

How to Make a Snow Globe


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  • Jane Murguia January 26, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    That snow globe looks so cute. I love it. Time to make one for my daughter. I’m sure she’d love it too.

    • Kerry January 26, 2018 at 2:12 pm

      Thank you, if you do make one send me a pic!

  • Life as Mum / Beth Owen January 31, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    This looks like so much fun! My girls would absolutely love to make this. Saving your post! #KCACOLS

  • Nicola | Mummy to Dex February 1, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    Such a cute idea! I love crafts like these


  • Emma Me and B Make Tea February 1, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    so cute and so easy – want to try this with the little man! thanks for joining #KCACOLS – come back again soon!

  • Laura | Dot Makes 4 February 1, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    I had no idea it was so easy to make a snowglobe! This would be a perfect craft to do with my niece!
    Thanks so much for linking up to #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time 🙂

  • Rachel George, Ordinary Hopes February 1, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    A great idea. We have done similar at home education groups but I had no idea Nutella jars were such a perfect shape! And it is so tasty, so a total bonus! #KCACOLS

  • Bread February 1, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    My Little Pony Snowglobe!! I really want to make one now. #kcacols

  • Laura Dove February 3, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    Wow that’s amazing!! It looks so professional and my girls are obsessed with snow globes! I am going to try this one this week! #kcacols

  • Dawn February 6, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    Very cute! I’d have to make a boy version…we have tons of little toys around here. My 7-year old would love this craft. Thanks for sharing!

  • carla@ouramanahsourfutures April 13, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    I had a snowglobe collection!Your pony snowglobe takes me back to my childhood and Mylittle Pony. Now I have a use for all those nutella jars and lids I have been saving.They really are the perfect shape. #kidsandkreativity

    • Kerry April 26, 2018 at 5:21 pm

      Aren’t they? The next empty one is destined as a dinosaur snow globe!

  • Clare April 14, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    This is a fantastic idea. I will definitely make a Lego one with Freddie he will love it. #KidsandKreativity

    • Kerry April 26, 2018 at 5:22 pm

      Using Lego is a fab idea! Might have to pinch that one x

  • This Scribbler Mum April 15, 2018 at 11:11 am

    Very simple to do! Thanks for sharing! Great choice using a unicorn. #KidsandKreativity

    • Kerry April 26, 2018 at 5:22 pm

      Ha ha, who doesn’t love a unicorn?

  • Sarah | Digital Motherhood April 15, 2018 at 9:22 pm

    What a fab idea, my daughter would love this! #KidsandKreativity

    • Kerry April 26, 2018 at 5:23 pm

      My daughter has a long list now of ones to make!

  • Cassandra Mayers April 18, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    Oh wow! Cant believe you have made this from a nutella jar! #KidsandKreativity

    • Kerry April 26, 2018 at 5:24 pm

      I know, and what a great excuse to eat more Nutella too.

  • Malin April 20, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    Brilliant! I’ll have to keep an eye out for a suitable jar for us so we can try this. Might have to invest in some Nutella x #KidsandKreativity

    • Kerry April 26, 2018 at 5:25 pm

      Any jar will do. There are some great jam jars than would look great as well. If only they did marmite jars in clear glass.

  • Helena April 26, 2018 at 9:15 am

    Love this idea for kids older than mine #KidsandKreativity

    • Kerry April 26, 2018 at 5:26 pm

      Great at Christmas too- an idea to store for the future.

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