My little daughter Coco did this very simple project at school and I thought it was sweet, especially as she was so proud of it (why do kids love snow globes so much?). If you are anything like me, you have stockpiled loads of empty jars, as they might come in useful some day. Up to date, I think I have used one out of one hundred, so apart for anything else, this project is a good way of diminishing that surplus.
Coco’s teacher got the kids to glue a little character to the lid of a baby food jar. She then filled the jar ¾ with water and got the kids to put a few teaspoons of different kinds of paillettes (stars, colourful sprinkles) into the water. After the little character was firmly attached to the lid, the lid was screwed back onto the jar, and a snow globe was created. The teacher added a layer of glue around the edge of the lid to act as a sealant. Very simple, but very effective.
BIG WARNING: Do keep the globe out of reach of younger siblings who have a tendency to drop things on the ground, as the globe might not survive that kind of enthusiasm.