Wondering how to make a snow globe? Well, with the instructions below you can learn how. We made some snow globes the other day with a twist. These are boy toy snow globes, but there is no reason they can’t be made with any toy or figure you desire. The boys had a great time and this is one that younger kids can easily take part in too. I would suggest getting some jars with a little less decoration on them than the ones we had so it is easier to see the toys, but we worked with what we had. This is a fun summer craft that gives the kids something cool to set on their shelves.
- Mason Jars or Baby Food Jars
- Super Glue
- Small Toys
- Distilled Water
- Paint and Paintbrushes (optional)
Super glue the small toy or toys you have chosen for your snow globe to the inside of the jar lid. You could also use hot glue, but for the sake of the kids, we used super glue instead.
Fill the jar almost completely full of distilled water. Leave a little bit of room so it has space to shake up when closed.
Pour in as much glitter as you want. Some of the boys went glitter crazy and others chose a smaller amount. Joshua the oldest chose to use small Lego bricks in his snow globe instead of glitter and that is okay too.
Place a small amount of super glue around the rim of the jar and screw the lid on tightly. Enjoy your new boy toy snow globe.
DIY Snow Globe total cost is about $1.25 not including the cost of the small toy, because we all have extra junk toys sitting around. If you already had the jar at home, you would only be out the cost of a portion of super glue and glitter.
*Optionally, you could also paint the lids of your jars for a little more decoration, but the boys vetoed that idea, so ours remained plain. What’s a mom to do?