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You can make snow globes using baby food jars, corn syrup, glitter and found objects.

By Dee Cantrell and Viviana Graney

What You Need:


  • Small jar, with lid
  • Glitter
  • Plastic toys (optional)
  • Seashells (optional)


  • Small glass jar with lid (baby food jar)
  • Baby oil or corn syrup
  • Water
  • Glitter
  • Glue
  • Toys or seashells (optional)

What You Do:


  1. Take the jar and pour in some glitter – not too much, just enough to give a sparkle effect, into the bottom of the jar.
  2. Add any small plastic toys or seashells into the jar.
  3. Fill with water to the top and place the lid over the top, very tightly.
  4. Then shake the jar.
  5. The glitter will appear as snow in a real snow globe.


  1. Fill the jar with baby oil or corn syrup, and a little water.
  2. Add glitter
  3. Glue toy or seashell to the lid of with glue and put the lid on the jar (seal with glue). (Make sure you use waterproof glue – ADULT assistance required!).
  4. When dry, turn the jar upside down and give it a shake.

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