Homemade Snow Globe

Creative Arts

4–6 years

Let it snow. Watch a wintery scene come to life with a homemade snow globe. This activity will ignite your child’s curiosity and provides a calming sensory experience.


  • Mason jar (recommended size – 2 cups)
  • Glitter
  • Water
  • Glue gun or regular glue
  • 1/4 cup clear glue 
  • Fake snow (optional)
  • Decorative holiday-inspired items e.g. small ornaments, toy figures, a waterproof photo (optional)



  1. Securely glue your decorative items to the inside of the mason jar lid. Let dry for at least 1 hour. Read the glue instructions as a longer drying time may be required.
  2. Fill the jar with water and add 1/4 cup of clear glue (adjust amount depending on size of your jar); this will thicken the water and cause the glitter to fall slowly when you shake the snow globe.
  3. Mix in some glitter and fake snow and tightly screw on the lid with your attached decorative item. 
  4. Give your snow globe a shake and watch as the glitter swirls and falls.

Safety First – Adult supervision is required when children are using hot glue guns or super glue.

Increase your creativity

Create a holiday display with other ornaments and holiday figurines around the home.

At Learning Jungle, we believe all children are capable, confident and full of potential. Co-learning empowers your child to take initiative. Encouraging child participation and engaging in open-ended, thought-provoking conversation throughout play is important for healthy child development.

Conversations with your child

  • What would you like to put inside your snow globe?
  • Can you help glue the figure to the lid?
  • Make sure the lid is on really tight!
  • Why do you think we are adding clear glue?
  • What do you think will happen when you shake your snow globe?

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