A child peering into a snow globe for hours and imagining a world of wonder if one of my favorite parts of Christmas!
And what’s even more magical is when kids get to create their own, easy, DIY Christmas snow globe that doesn’t leak!
This simple snow globe stays pretty, pretty — even after an entire year of use!
With our solution, the colors stay vibrant and bright for years of Christmas snow globe memories.
Since your child will LOVE this snow globe, Want to give you some awesome “in the know” tips tomakethis the best snow globe ever!
Best Tips to Create a Gorgeous Snow Globe
Don’t be shy with the glycerine! The more glycerin you use, the slower the glitter will float and sink down. Who doesn’t love to watch those snowflakes and glitter ever-so-slowly touch the ground?
Shake things up! If the jar sits for a long time the glitter may start to seem like it’s all sticking together in chunks. Simple solution? Give your snow globe a few good solid shakes until they loosen up and float freely.
These snow globes are great for calm down jars too! Psst! Here’s my favorite version of calm down jars from Lemon Lime Adventures. It’s a Lego one!
Snow globes can even be used as simple timers!
For instance, you can tell kids to complete the following tasks before all the glitter or snow falls to the ground!
- Set the table
- Straighten their room
- Pick out a favorite Christmas movie
- Put toys away
- Brush teeth
- Pick out favorite Christmas book to read together
Or you could play these Snow Globe Races as a family!
They’re sure to get the giggles and best use out of your DIY snow globe!
Just download, print and play!
After all that snow globe talk, let’s get down to true snow globe business — creating your very own!
Here’s the details!
Easy, DIY Snow Globe
- Glass jars with tight lids. We used 14 ounce jars
- 2 tablespoons vegetable glycerin
- 12 to 13 ounces of distilled water
- Start by thoroughly washing the jars and lids. Carefully dry the lids and set aside.
- Place a spoonful of fun glitter in different shapes, colors and sizes to the jar.
- Add in about 2 tablespoons of vegetable glycerin.
- Pour half of the distilled water in and stir a few times to help dilute the glycerin.
- Add more distilled water until the jar is as full as you can possibly make it without overflowing (the goal here would be no noticeable air bubbles when you shake and move the jar around).
- Screw the lid on tightly.
- If you have concerns about little ones trying to open them or lids possibly leaking you could use waterproof glue for this.