Our super simple Snow Globes For Kids are a fun way to spend time with your kiddos this holiday season. Plastic jars keep them from breaking in tiny hands.
It’s finally Christmas time!! Yet the little voice inside my head is also saying, “How is it December again?” and “Can I re-wrap the toys from last year??” But as I go through all of the holiday boxes and take out the children’s mistletoe footprints and hand print ornaments, I can’t help but get ecstatic about all of the crafts my boys and I will do together to prepare for Christmas Day.
This week, we had a ton of fun making individual snow globes. My three-year-old is getting more inquisitive and he has been begging for the glass snow globes on the table. Unfortunately for him, I know that he also loves to throw things, so I decided it would be better to make our own snow globes for kids with plastic jars. This way, if they fall, or get thrown, they’ll never break!
With just a little paint, some mini figurines, and lots of love, we had a blast making these plastic snow globes for kids. And ever since we finished them, they’ve started a new ritual of shaking the snow globes and watching the snow fall as they go to sleep at night. Awww!
Being that we live in Florida, this is the only snow the boys will see this winter. So I hope their dreams are full of snowy adventures as they watch it beautifully float around as they doze off to sleep.
SNOW GLOBES FOR KIDS
Step 1: Paint the outside of the caps to the jar. Let dry. Note: At first, I thought it would be cute to have the inside of the lids painted, but after a day or so the paint, even covered in mod podge, started to peel and float with the glitter. So we started over and did not paint the inside; I personally think it looks better.
Step 2: Assist, if needed, in using a glue gun to glue desired figures onto the inside center of the painted cap.
Step 3: Fill with water.
Step 4: Add about a tablespoon of glitter. You don’t want to overdo it or it won’t look as pretty. We made that mistake and the snow-globe looked messy.
Step 5: Screw on top, shake, have fun!
Note: If you have a curious child like my three-year-old, you can also add hot glue around the inside of the cap and screw it on quickly to prevent the contents from being opened and dumped out. I didn’t hot glue my five-year-olds because he thought it would be fun to try changing the glitter to red or green to make it more festive. (He’s so creative!)