How to Make a Christmas Snow Globe

My oldest had come home from school the other day and had seen an article in a magazine on how to make your own Christmas snow globes.  He’s my crafty boy so we thought we’d give it a try.

What you need:

  • A glass jar with a wide mouth and lid that can screw on.
  • A hot glue gun
  • Plastic figurines or something else that is waterproof.  You can even use laminated pictures.
  • glitter or fake snow (We used white glitter and it worked great!)
  • Water or baby oil (we did one of each and the baby oil is thicker and it will “snow” longer.

How to make a Christmas Snow Globe

The steps are easy:

  • Wash and dry the jar and lid completely.
  • Use the glue gun to glue your plastic figurines on the inside of the lid.  I did a small snow globe on the inside of a baby food jar and used small Christmas buttons.
  • Fill the jar with water or baby oil but leave enough room to put the scene inside without overflowing.
  • Sprinkle the glitter or fake snow into the jar.
  • Put a line of glue on the inside of the lid and screw the lid on tightly.
  • Put a line of glue around the outside of the lid to seal it shut.
  • Let it dry and then shake it up and “Let it Snow!”

Make a Christmas Snow GlobeMy son chose a plastic M & M for his snow globe.  We had to use a bigger jar.

How to Make a Christmas Snow Globe

 Let it Snow!!

Christmas Snow Globes

For more Christmas ideas you might want to check out:

Christmas food

Christmas Crafts and Activities