Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Snow Globe Tutorial

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This is our second time making snow globes at TheTravelingclassroom.  I thought I would take this opportunity to share some pictures with you and give you a few pointers of what not to do, so that your snow globes turn out really cute.  (We made a few mistakes a long the way; wrong size toy, baby oil that didn't work well, floating artificial snow, and lids that didn't screw on tight enough.)

All the kids made their very own unique snow globe. We went for a little shopping trip to pick out some Christmas ornaments that were on sale.  Last time we looked around the house for some cute toys and came up with quite a few.  Toddler plastic toys work great.  Unfortunately there aren't any toddlers around anymore.  They grow up so quick.

 Anywho, here are some things to consider when thinking about what kind of snowglobe scene you would like to create.  First make sure to use plastic and something that  isn't affected by water (no paper).  Second bring your jar with you when you go shopping to make sure your toy fits inside the jar. We ended up choosing some really cute snowmen.

Here is what you will need:

jars (1 per child)


toy or plastic miniature to make scene (MUST fit in lid)

hot glue gun 


artificial snow (optional)

 Did you see the Snow Globe Art Tutorial a few weeks ago?  That was really fun too.  Just click on the picture below to see more of this art project.

I also made some snow globe clip art.  Can you tell I have been thinking a lot about snow globes lately?  I guess I am missing the snow a little:)

What fun winter activities have you been doing? Share below in the comments:)


  1. What a cute idea! This could really be used for other holidays too. Valentines is coming up...floating hearts might be something we try. Thank you for the info! Thank you for linking up at A Nurse's Wildflowers Homeschool Weekly Moments and Musings! I look forward to seeing more of you in the future. :)

  2. We have never made snow globes before but I'm sure my boys would love to make them. Naturally they'd want to find miniature tractors or something to put inside of them! LOL!

  3. Hi Dinah! - Stopping by from the link-up at A Little R & R. This snowglobe craft is so cute! My daughter absolutely love snow globes. I can't wait to try this with her.

  4. This is a really cute idea! I'm pinning this to do next year with my small people! Thanks for sharing at Tales of a Pee Dee Mama.

  5. My daughters (7, 6, & 3) would really enjoy this - and you made it look easy enough that I'd be up for trying it - great tutorial. I'll pin it for later - thank you for sharing!

    I'm your neighbor at the Make My Saturday Sweet link-up - it's nice to "meet" you. Have a wonderful weekend!


  6. Super cute! Thanks for the tips and instructions!

  7. What a fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing with the #LOBS weekend! ~A~

  8. How adorable are those? I never would have thought to DIY snow globes! Saving this idea for our next snow day!

  9. Very cute. I loved seeing these 2 projects. Thank you. I wonder if you laminated a picture if you could that inside as well. My 2 yr old loves "wishy" as she calls the snow globe one of my students gave me for Christmas.

  10. Wow, that art project turned out really really well. Thank you for the lovely snow globe tutorial. I really appreciate that you refined it and made it fool-proof for people like me who are "the anti craft". Thanks for this. I am pinning and sharing this project!

    Thanks so much for linking this up on the #homeschooollinkup!


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