DIY Snow globe Kid-Friendly Craft

A tiny winter wonderland

By Emily R.

The holidays have come and gone, the house has quieted down, and I’m finally finding more time on my hands.  I don’t know about you, but once I take my Christmas décor down, I always find my home looking a little bare.  

For January’s craft I wanted to come up with something that would be kid-friendly and something you could actually use.  I always see cute, little cloches decorated for winter on Pinterest. So, I thought a snow globe would be something fun to DIY! Not only is this craft super easy to make and relatively clean (minus some glitter……), but it’s something you can make with your child AND use to decorate your home! DOUBLE WIN!

Things You’ll Need:

  • 1 Hot glue gun
  • 1 Glue stick for a hot glue gun
  • Decorative figurines of your choice (I used small evergreen trees)
  • 1 Glass jar
  • White glitter (amount depends on the size of your jar)
  • Water (optional)

TIP: The hot glue gun part may be too much for your child depending on their age SO an alternative product would be water resistant glue


  • Remove the lid from your jar and place in on the counter (inside part facing up)
  • Have your hot glue gun heated up
  • Make sure the figurines you’ve chosen can stand up straight in your jar with the lid on


Place a dot of glue on the bottom of your figurine – you’re going to glue the figurine to the inside part of the lid. Let the glue dry before moving on to the next step (if you’re using water resistant glue, the packaging may list the time needed to let dry).  I used hot glue and it took about 1-2 minutes.

TIP: I got my jar from Hobby Lobby for $2.49.  My evergreen figurines came from Target in the seasonal craft section (Dollar Spot Win!) they have at the front of most stores.  I bought two packages (one large set of 5 and one small set of six) for $3.00 each.


Add the glitter to your jar.  The amount you’ll need is going to depend on the size of the jar. You want the glitter to go high enough to where it looks like your figurines are sitting in snow (but not hidden in it).

TIP: I bought my bottle of white glitter from Hobby Lobby for $4.99, but there are definitely less expensive options


Add water. *Keep in mind when you put the lid on, your figurine is going to take up space– so don’t fill the jar with water all the way to the rim.


Put the lid back on your jar & give the snow a little shake.  Enjoy!

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