How to Make a Simple Snow Globe

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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  1. January 26, 2018 / 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 / 2:12 pm

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

  2. January 31, 2018 / 9:29 pm

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

  3. February 1, 2018 / 1:59 pm

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

  4. Laura | Dot Makes 4
    February 1, 2018 / 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 🙂

  5. February 1, 2018 / 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

  6. February 1, 2018 / 7:53 pm

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

  7. February 3, 2018 / 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

  8. February 6, 2018 / 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!

  9. April 13, 2018 / 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 / 5:21 pm

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

  10. April 14, 2018 / 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 / 5:22 pm

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

  11. April 15, 2018 / 11:11 am

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

    • Kerry
      April 26, 2018 / 5:22 pm

      Ha ha, who doesn’t love a unicorn?

    • Kerry
      April 26, 2018 / 5:23 pm

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

  12. April 18, 2018 / 3:37 pm

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

    • Kerry
      April 26, 2018 / 5:24 pm

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

  13. April 20, 2018 / 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 / 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.

  14. April 26, 2018 / 9:15 am

    Love this idea for kids older than mine #KidsandKreativity

    • Kerry
      April 26, 2018 / 5:26 pm

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

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