Thursday, November 17, 2011

Glittery Snow Globe

Here is a "nearly free" and fun project. This is one that I would say to let the parents do because of the mess involved. I use this when my kids are sick in bed, they will sit and look at the glittery globe for hours (OK minutes, but in kid time that is a long time). Let me preface this with "yes, I know snow globe usually equals winter, but this is a great "sick kid" activity." My son recently had surgery and I made one of these for him to play with in the hospital...he loved it!

make your own snow globe

Here is what you need
Baby food jar or a water bottle if you want a big one
Mineral oil (or Baby oil)
One drop of food coloring
Super glue
make your own snow globe

Simply sprinkle a little glitter in the jar, fill the jar half way with mineral oil and the other half with water, add one drop of food coloring, glue the cover on tight and hand it over to your sick kiddo. They'll love to watch the oil and water try and mix and to see the glitter bounce around.
make your own snow globe


  1. So fun! We are planning on making one this year too! We saved a BIG peanut plastic jar,
    Beth (TGIF)

  2. Thanks for posting this - I was wondering what the ratios were!

  3. How fun. I have all the supplies on hand - I'll have to give it a try.

  4. I am so doing this! Just pinned it because I know my kids would love this. Just need to get some baby oil or mineral oil :) Thank you so much for sharing at last week's Taking A Timeout Thursday party. Hope to see you again this week :)


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