Easy DIY Snow Globe Tutorial
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Easy DIY Snow Globe Tutorial

I am so excited to share this guest post by my dear friend Melissa over at Sippy Cup Mom.  Our blogs brought us together a couple years ago and we have been great friends since!  Melissa writes about the adventures of raising an energetic and cute 5 year old in addition to infant twins! She also write about everything from entertainment, travel destinations, education, recipes, crafts, technology and more.  Make sure to check out her blog and say hi!  Thanks Melissa for this adorable DIY Snow Globe Craft Tutorial!

Christmas is almost here and my son and I have been having fun making homemade gifts for various family members. He loves being able to help and is always so proud to wrap it up and give it to a loved one.

This year, we decided to make a few different homemade gifts, one being a DIY Snow Globe! This is SO easy to make, you won’t be able to stop! We have already made about 6 to date!

Easy DIY Snow Globe Tutorial #Craft for Kids

DIY Snow Globe


  • Empty Jars {I used a pickle jar, but you can also use a mason jar or any other food jar}

  • Eggs

  • Liquid Glycerin {or Baby Oil}

  • Ornaments or other decorations

  • Ribbon

  • Super Glue {or hot glue gun if you already have one at home}


  • Hard boil eggs and let cool.

  • Empty jar and soak it in hot water to get the label off.

  • Glue your ornament or decorations on the inside of the jar’s lid.

  • Peel shell from hard-boiled eggs and place shell into small sandwich bag. Use rolling pin to crush into small pieces.

  • Pour crushed eggshells into empty jar.

  • Put a few drops of liquid glycerin into jar.

  • Fill jar almost to the top with water.

  • Lower decorated lid into the water and screw on tight.

  • Use a hot glue gun or super glue to glue ribbon around the lid for decoration.

  • Flip over and give it a shake to see the “snow” float around!

What will you put in your snow globe?

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  1. WOW — would never have thought about using egg shells for this kind of project. Out of curiosity …. why shells instead of something like glitter?

  2. That turned out so stinkin’ cute! I would have never dreamed of using eggs for this. It’s so unique!

  3. Karen Glatt says:

    I love having snow globes in the House for Christmas! I like that I can make some for myself with this craft. I will have to make these for next year! Thanks for the post!

  4. I never even thought making a homemade snow globe was possible. This would be a great way to help kids remember a vacation or event any time of year!

  5. This is so cool, you did a great job!

  6. This is very cute. My daughter would love it

  7. Cute! I’ve never heard of using shells. I wonder how long they would last? Maybe we’ll try it and see. :)

  8. I wouldn’t have thought of egg shells, but I can see how it would resemble snow. I’ve got to make one with my son!

  9. That is adorable! I would use a snowman too!

  10. I love this – what a great gift for a child to make for a family member.

  11. How cute and what a cool idea!

  12. My son loves snow globes, but I never thought about making one for him. What a great idea, though!

  13. So clever! My daughter loves to collect snow globes.

  14. Neat! Sweet T would love to make one of these. Her would have a cupcake in it. She’s obsessed with them right now.

  15. So cute! Reminds me of when I used to make these in elementary school!

  16. That is so cute! I made some of these a year or so ago with my boys out of some of their old toys!

  17. I would love to put shells in ours and make it a “sand” globe

  18. You did an amazing job, love it!

  19. This looks so cute!

  20. I’ve wanted to make a snowglobe to give as a gift for pretty much forever but never have. Maybe next year will be the year I finally do it! Saving this so I remember how :)

  21. Interesting that you used egg shells instead of glitter. I’ll have to try that.

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