Be a Parenting Hero With DIY Snow Globes


Once a person becomes a parent they quickly learn to find little projects that can entertain a child on a rainy Saturday afternoon; this is a perfect example of that kind of project. These DIY snow globes would be perfect for a lazy summer day or even a children’s birthday party.

You’ll need:

  • 1 Canning Jar
  • Water
  • 2 Teaspoons Glycerin
  • Super Glue
  • Large Flaked Glitter
  • Figurine

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Step 1



Attach your figurine to the bottom of the lid.

I’ve found that the figurine (or dinosaur in this case) is easier to see if you first glue down a small spacer item and then glue the figurine to that, but that is totally optional.



Step 2


Add glitter


Step 3


Add Water


What you see next to the arrow is the glycerin. What I failed to show is myself adding the 2 teaspoons of glycerin before filling the jar to the complete top with water.


Step 4


Place figurine in the water. There will be slight water overflow so it’s best if the jar was surrounded by a towel.


Final Step


Swirl the water, glycerine and flakes together.


Of course the design of the snow globe is up to you and your creativity. I’ve found the best place to score cheap snow globe decorations is the dollar store.


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