How to Make a Snow Globe

Things You'll Need

  • Acrylic Paints
  • Glitter
  • Hot Glues
  • Polymer Clays
  • Snow Globes
  • Baby Food Jars
  • Eyebrow Tweezers
  • Mineral Oils
  • Canning Jars
  • Clear Jars
  • Glass Storage Jars
  • Silicone Sealants
  • Canning jars

How to Make a Snow Globe. Those delightful balls of water and snow! Now you can make your own.

Use a clean glass jar with a lid.

Choose a clean object to put inside the globe, or make your own. Plastic, aluminum or baked polymer clay are ideal for wet environments.

Hot-glue the object to the inside of the lid.

Boil two to three eggs and peel the shells off.

Use tweezers to remove the skin that sticks to the insides of the shells. That skin will float in your globe if you don't remove it.

Crush the shells to form snow and put it in the jar.

Fill the jar with mineral oil. Allow room for the object, which will displace some of the oil.

Squeeze a strip of silicone sealer around the threads of the lid.

Screw the lid on tight. You may want to paint it.


  • Glue a little circle of artificial turf to the lid before securing your object to it. Be sure to leave the edges clear so the lib will fit tightly on the jar. Try glitter instead of eggshells. Substitute corn syrup or distilled water and a drop of glycerin for the mineral oil. Snow globe kits are available through Martha Stewart and FIMA. Old Navy and several other places sell inexpensive globes in which you can insert your own photograph.