How to Create Snow Globes Using Baby Food Jars

Enjoy the perfect snowy day, without shoveling 😀

Materials Needed:

  • Glass baby food jar
  • Small toys, figurines or trees
  • Waterproof adhesive, E6000 or Glass & Bead glue
  • Glitter
  • Glycerine or Mineral oil (baby oil)
  • Distilled water (omit if using mineral oil)
  • Ribbon
  • Goo remover, Citra Solv Natural Cleaner or Goo Gone


  • Glue figurines to inside of jar lid using a waterproof adhesive like E6000 or Glass & Bead glue.  Place glue on both lid and figurine, wait 2 minutes, then press together. Let dry completely. Tip: Hot glue will only stay attached a short time.
  • After glycerine has been added, add 3-4 dots of glue to lid threads before screwing on jar


  • Remove jar label & clean surface goo (adult supervision required with goo cleaner)
  • Select figurine & ask adult to glue to jar lid
  • Pour glitter into jar, about 1/2-1 tsp
  • *Fill jar to top with distilled water
  • Add dash of glycerine, about 4-5 drops (adult supervision required with glycerine)
  • After adult has attached lid, decorate rim of jar with ribbon
  • Shake! Shake! Shake! ENJOY!!

* In place of distilled water & glycerine, jar may also be filled with mineral oil, aka baby oil

Cloud 9 Kid Connection:
Creating snow globes with kids requires the help and supervision of adults. The ability to measure & pour small amounts takes practice. Protect table surface with newspapers or old towels so spills and mishaps are not a problem.