Easy Christmas Craft – Snow Globes

Guest post by Emma Marks, mother of 5 and chief editor and founder at Mums Lounge

Easy Christmas Craft – Snow Globe

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Snow globes are a fun Christmas craft idea to delight and entertain children.  Why buy them when you can make your very own and get the kids involved.  This version uses a plastic jar instead of glass, so it’s more robust and ideal for kids.  Watch the fun as they shake it or roll it on the floor to see the glitter settle.

What You Will Need For Your Snow Globe

To make the Christmas Santa snow globe you will need the following:

Plastic jar – with screw top lid
Christmas ornament that will fit in your bottle – we used a Santa
Glitter – any colour of your choice
Hot glue gun and glue sticks

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Get Creative

1. Plastic Jar

To keep the theme festive, I used an old spice jar with a red lid for the snow globe. Any colour will be fine, just make sure that once the lid is on, that the jar is watertight!

Tip: To test, fill with water and tip upside down.

2. Ornament

Choose a Christmas ornament that will fit inside your chosen jar. Take a look in your box of decorations for anything suitable such as a bauble, a Christmas tree, reindeer, angel, snowman or even a Santa like we used.

3. Prepare The Jar

Wash and dry your jar well and soak any labels off with warm, soapy water.

Tip: Don’t pour boiling water into it as it may melt – remember it is plastic.

4. Glue Time

Using a hot glue gun, apply glue to the bottom of your ornament and then attach it to the inside of the lid. Put that aside to dry. 

make your own snow globe - Glue Ornament to Lid

5. Water Time

Fill the jar with tap water, leaving a gap at the top. 

6. Glitter Time

Sprinkle your glitter into the jar of water.

7. Assemble

Once the glue has dried and the ornament is fixed to the lid, it is time to place your ornament inside the jar of glittery water. Simply screw the lid onto the jar.

Tip: It is optional (but recommended) to add additional glue as a seal around the lid join with the glue gun. Be careful not to melt the bottle with the hot glue!

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Other Creative Ideas for the Snow Globe

This is a fantastic activity to do with the children so why not get them involved in choosing the ornament. You could even make a little Christmas landscape by choosing a few smaller ornaments or figurines.  Just remember, use what you have in your Christmas decoration box or see what you can buy cheaply from a local charity shop.


Emma Marks is a mother of 5 and chief editor and founder at Mums Lounge.


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  • Reply
    December 14, 2013 at 7:24 am

    Love this. With the twins so young, I just don’t want to buy one because it’s going to get broken. If one of these one’s brake, it’s quite easy to get another recycled jar and remake it. So perfect for us!

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    December 14, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    such a brilliant idea and creative too! My son is going to love helping me.

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    December 17, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    This is a perfect winter craft activity, specially when kids are stuck inside the house. Also makes a pretty and safe decoration!

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