Snow Globes

Snow globe

As you can see, I didn't add enough baby oil!

Snow Globes are probably my favorite Christmas craft although they can be a bit tricky. This is more from my Christmas Craft Day series. The event will be held on Saturday, December 5th at Gangplank HQ from 10 am to 4 pm. Please, RSVP on Facebook. If you’d like to help fund this free community event, please click the donate button at the bottom.


  • Small glass jar with lid
  • 1 eggshell
  • small plastic re-sealable bag
  • rolling pin
  • strong water-proof glue
  • small plastic toys or ornaments
  • baby oil
  • glitter
  • pie tin

Step by Step:

  1. Wash and dry the jar inside and out.
  2. Wash and dry the eggshell. Place in the plastic bag, pushing as much air as possible out of the bag before sealing it. Crush the eggshell with the rolling pin until it is as fine as sugar.
  3. Glue toys to the inside of the jar lid, making sure finished scene will fit inside closed jar. Sprinkle a little bit of eggshell over any exposed glue. Let dry.
  4. Fill the jar three-fourths full with baby oil. Add the crushed eggshell and some glitter to create sparkle in your snow. Allow the snow to settle at the bottom of the jar.
  5. Place the jar on a pie tin to catch any overflow of the oil.
  6. Put beads of glue on the threads of the lid and carefully lower ornaments into the oil. Screw the lid on tight.
  7. Allow five minutes for the glue to set, and then give it a shake!

This craft takes quite a bit of patience and some creative thinking. You absolutely have to let the glue dry completely before putting your scene in the oil! It was also tough to find miniature ornaments with flat bottoms that would be easy to glue to a lid. I don’t have kids but I think if a child had a small plastic toy to stick inside, that would make a great non-Christmas snow or glitter globe. I’m not sure if sand might work instead of the eggshell but wouldn’t it be fun to try?

Have you ever tried to make a snow globe? How did it turn out? I’d love to hear your ideas or experiences so leave a comment below or follow me on twitter here.

Happy Holidays!



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