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Glittery Mason Jar Snow Globe

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Hey, let’s make stuff! Get your creative juices flowing by making a snow globe out of a mason jar.

Materials needed:

  • A mason jar
  • Water
  • Pure glycerin
  • Glitter
  • Waterproof craft glue or epoxy
  • Small, waterproof toys or figurines to put inside your globe


1.) Start by removing your Mason jar lid and decide where you’d like to place your figurines. Make sure you are able to close your jar once they are in place.

2.) When you’re happy with your configuration, use the craft glue to affix them to the inside of your lid, (see glue label for directions and drying times).

3.) While the lid is drying, pour 1-2 tablespoons of glitter into your jar for the “snow.” You can add a little less or more, depending on your personal taste or the size of your jar.

4.) Pour water into the jar, but do not fill all the way, taking into account any water displacement your figurines might have when the snow globe is finished. Your water line should not reach all the way to the brim.

5.) Lastly, add 3-5 small drops of glycerin to the water to allow your “snow” to fall slowly when you shake it.

6.) Once your figurines are completely dry, apply craft glue around the rim and threads of the jar to form a seal and close tightly. Also, apply glue to the outside seam of the lid to help keep it watertight.

7.) Allow the glue to completely dry, according to the label’s instructions. Reinforce if needed.

8.) Then, shake and enjoy!


Kelly is a librarian at the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. As the Adult Programming Specialist, her focus is bringing adults the library programs they love.  (Kids can’t have ALL the fun!).  She reads strictly nonfiction and picture books.  She believes that anything you could ever need or want is located somewhere in the library.  Including friends.