Have you ever made a DIY Snow Globe? Making a snow globe has been on our ‘to do’ craft list for the longest time. But I’ve been delaying it, because many sites have said that we needed to put glycerin in the water. In all honesty, I was put off by the price. I just couldn’t justify buying an $8 bottle of glycerin, only to use a few drops for this craft. So for this DIY Snow Globe, we experimented with no glycerin. And I’m so glad we did, because this became one of the easiest crafts for preschool kids we ever did.
DIY Snow Globe
What you need:
What I love about this DIY Snow Globe is that we mostly made use of things we have at home. The only thing we purchased for this craft was the fine glitter.
- Recycled Mason Jar – cleaned and label removed
- Fine Glitter
- Any figurine that your kids would like to put inside. We decided to put Olaf from a Frozen cake topper figurine set that we previously purchased for a Frozen birthday cake.
- Optional: Styrofoam cup
- Optional: Pipe Cleaners or any other small plastic item you can add to create the background
How to Make a DIY Snow Globe:
- Fill the recycled mason jar with water. Fill it up to almost to the rim.
- Sprinkle lots of fine glitter into the water. Note: Many DIY Snow Globe tutorials instruct to put glycerin in the water. However, this does not work with all kinds of glitter. Sometimes the glitter clumps together and floats to the surface. Plus glycerin is expensive. So we decided to do without the glycerin. The verdict: Fine glitter settles down just fine in the water – not too fast.
- Optional step: Cut the bottom of a styrofoam cup. And glue it to the lid of the recycled mason jar. This creates a nice base for the setting.
- Decorate the lid. We glued an Olaf figurine, which was part of a Frozen cake decoration topper set. We also created a pine tree shape using pipe cleaners to add as a background. Add anything else you may have at home to make your DIY Snow Globe look pretty.
- Seal the lid. You can also glue the lid on to prevent it from leaking.
Give your DIY Snow Globe a good shake. And watch the fine glitter swirl then float around. This Olaf Frozen-inspired Snow Globe would actually be a great craft for a Frozen Party. It’s an easy activity for young kids, plus they get to take their Snow Globe home, in lieu of a loot bag.
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