These Homemade Mason Jar Snow Globes were a huge hit in our house! They only take about 5 minutes of hands-on time to make, so the boys were thrilled with the instant gratification. Perfect for short attention spans!
I originally got the idea for these snow globes last year around Christmas when I was at my holiday luncheon for work. One of my co-workers suggested that I make snow globes using baby food jars, which seemed like a really cute idea. I filed it away in my little brain for this year! But you know what? I don’t have baby food jars hanging around my house at the moment, and I happen to have plenty of mason jars. Plus, the figurines that I got from Michael’s are the perfect size for these small jelly jars, so I adapted my plan slightly. Here are the supplies that we used:
– Mason Jar
– Glue gun
– Plastic figurine
To prep this project in advance, use your glue gun to adhere the plastic figurine to the inside of the jar’s lid.
Allow the glue to fully dry overnight.
Then, while Baby Spence slept late into the morning, Gibbs, Casey and I put together this quick little project.
First, fill your mason jar almost completely full with water. Add in about 1/2 teaspoon – 1 teaspoon of glycerin:
I ordered a small bottle of glycerin from Amazon for just a few dollars, but you can also pick some up at a drug store or craft store.
Next, add about 1 teaspoon of glitter to the water, and then glue the lid onto your jar. I lined the rim of my flat lid with glue from the hot glue gun, and also lined the outer ring with glue for a double seal. Allow the glue to dry completely before you shake your globe.
Then watch in awe as it snows on your little figurine!
The boys loved playing with the snow globes in a variety of ways…
The miniature snowy worlds even became part of a Matchbox car city. Such a fun, easy, and festive way to celebrate the season!
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