Make your own Snow Globe

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.

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1. jacoline | January 20, 2011 | Reply

Wat een leuk idee! Ooit heb ik ze als klein meisje ook zelf gemaakt, was ik helemaal vergeten. Ik ga het nu zeker ook met mijn kinderen doen!

2. Kirsten | January 20, 2011 | Reply

I LOVE this idea Emile. Thanks for sharing kx

3. Marta | January 20, 2011 | Reply

I love this project! We’ll try to do it with some Pocoyo or Lula little toy! Thanks for the tip!

4. Mariana Della Barba | January 20, 2011 | Reply

Amazing! I’ll try to do it with some glitter I have here. I am sure Theo is gonna love it! Thanks, Emilie!
xxx

5. Hiskia | January 20, 2011 | Reply

just made one a few days before together with isis, with a little plastic snow white, isis could not be happier :D

6. dina | January 20, 2011 | Reply

fantastic idea! my whole family is obsessed with snowglobes!

7. Lenita | January 20, 2011 | Reply

adorable

8. Esther in Amsterdam | January 20, 2011 | Reply

Super cute! I while ago I read Design Mom’s post about making photo snowglobes, and she added half a cup of glycerin to make the snow drift more slowly. Maybe a good tip… We’ll try one soon! x

9. Babes about Town | January 21, 2011 | Reply

That is fabulous. My eldest loves snow globes and I love that this craft doesn’t look too impossible to take on. Thanks for the tip!

10. Erika | January 21, 2011 | Reply

Yes, add glycerin. I have done this is my kid’s classrooms and it makes the snow effect much better!

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12. Yvonne Yeo | August 29, 2011 | Reply

This is such a wonderful idea. Stumbled upon your craft and blog while surfing for great ideas to recycle jars. I have added this craft in my post and thought would do a link back to you too.

http://beadsyydiary.blogspot.com/2011/08/merry-making-monday-jars-of-beans.html

Cheers,
Yvonne

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