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How to Make a Snow Globe

Building a snow globe is a fun indoor project for a cold winter day.


  • Step 1: Select a jar Find a small, clear glass jar with a secure lid.
  • Step 2: Find a figurine Select something to put inside the jar, like an ornament, a figurine, or a miniature toy. Or sculpt your own decoration out of clay. Whatever you choose, make sure it's waterproof.
  • Step 3: Measure the snow Measure the white glitter you’ll need for the globe by pouring it into the lid. Set aside enough glitter to fill the lid.
  • TIP: You can grind hard-boiled white eggshell into fine pieces and use that in place of glitter.
  • Step 4: Secure the scene Glue the decoration to the inside of the jar's lid using aquarium silicone sealant. Let it dry for at least 12 hours.
  • Step 5: Fill with water Slowly pour distilled water into the jar until it almost reaches the top.
  • TIP: You can make your own distilled water by boiling tap water and then letting it cool.
  • Step 6: Add glitter Add the glitter and one-eighth of a teaspoon of glycerin to the jar.
  • Step 7: Attach the lid Screw the lid onto the jar, turn it over, and give it a shake. Add more glitter if needed.
  • TIP: Add a drop or two of food coloring if you'd like.
  • Step 8: Seal the lid Squeeze a thin layer of silicone sealant on the threads of the lid before screwing it on tightly.
  • Step 9: Display it Glue your snow globe to a base, like a wood block or small, upside-down bowl. Ta-da! You've made a snow globe.
  • FACT: In 2007, Ontario, Canada created the world's biggest snow globe to promote tourism. It stood two stories tall and was 20 feet in diameter.

You Will Need

  • A glass jar with a lid
  • A small
  • rust-proof ornament or figurine
  • White glitter
  • Aquarium silicone sealant
  • Distilled water
  • 1/8 tsp. glycerin
  • A small block of wood or bowl for a base
  • One hard-boiled white eggshell
  • ground into tiny pieces
  • Food coloring

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