I was recently browsing through a holiday catalog when I saw some snow globes for sale. But instead of wanting to buy them, I thought “Hey, I could make these with the kids!” When it comes to Christmas activities for kids, these DIY Christmas snow globes were more complicated than a lot of crafts we have done. But the extra effort was well worth the reward. 🙂
All you need to make these DIY Christmas snow globes is an empty wide-mouthed jar, a figurine to go inside, glitter, hot glue, and water.
Fortunately, I had saved some old jars that were just the right size for this project. I already had glitter and a glue gun on hand, and we picked up two figurines at the dollar store. So we were set to go!
First, we filled the jars with water to just below the threads. (If you fill the jar to the top, the water will spill when you put the figurine inside.)
Then the kids added glitter to their jars. Lots and lots of glitter. 🙂
Then I put hot glue on the bottom of our figurines while my kids watched. (This is definitely an adult-only step!)
I carefully pressed the figurine into the center of the jar lid.
Then I added even more hot glue around the base of the figurine just to make sure it was securely stuck to the lid.
Repeat for the second figurine, and voila!
Next, I inserted the figurine into the water and screwed the lid on the jar.
Then, just to be safe, I added an extra layer of hot glue around the lid to prevent leaks. (Although they seem to hold the water well, I would not leave these any place where they would cause a huge mess if they were to leak.)
Once the glue dried, they were done!
The kids had a blast turning and shaking them and watching the glitter swirl around.
More Christmas resources
More Christmas crafts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Q-tip painted Christmas tree
- Craft stick reindeer
- Paper plate reindeer craft
- Christmas tree ribbon craft
- Cinnamon Christmas ornaments
- Sand-filled Christmas ornaments
- Fine motor Christmas craft
- Gingerbread man craft