We love doing crafts in our house so I thought I would make a glitter filled snow-globe with my 3yo, ‘S’. What child doesn’t like to have some fun with glitter? This was a really easy and fun craft that she could help a lot with.
- Mason Jar
- Vegetable Oil
- Foam Stickers
- Paint (optional)
Step One: Paint the lid of your Mason Jar
This step is optional, but we love paint in our house. The kids love any excuse to get their paints out. You can also sprinkle some of the glitter on while it’s still wet to add a bit of sparkle.
Step Two: Apply stickers
You can place stickers on both the inside, and the outside of your jar. If you use the 3D stickers from Michael’s they tend to stick a bit better in the water. The foam ones from the dollar store will sometimes come loose, which isn’t always a bad thing – S loved watching them ‘swim’ around in the sparkly water!
Step Three: Add your water
Fill the jar with water leaving a little room at the top, then add a drop or two of vegetable oil. The oil will help the glitter settle slower and keeps it from clumping together.
Step Four: Add your glitter
Sprinkle your glitter in the top of the jar. We had a variety of glitter and some worked better then others. The larger flakes seemed to work a bit better then the little ones. You can also use fake snow.
Step Five: Seal and Shake!
Seal jar really tight and shake away.
I would suggest using a mat to do this craft on so that glitter and water don’t end up everywhere. It will help make for an easy clean up. S loved this little craft and plays with it often. It also works for time outs – Shake it up and once all the glitter is settled time out is over. We also use this when the kids are having trouble sharing toys. Same idea as the time out, once the glitter settles it’s time to trade.