Christmas Craft: Baby Food Jar Snow Globe

Craft: Baby Food Jar Snow Globe

Age recommendation: 3 and up

Supervision: Required

Prep time: Minimal

Difficulty: Easy

Expense: Approx. $5.00 to $6.00 for all supplies shown.


  • Clean and dry baby food jar(s) with lid(s)
  • Glitter
  • Light corn syrup
  • Hot glue
  • Object to place in your snow globe.

Simple Steps:

1. Hot glue the objects or object to the inside if the baby food jar lid.
2. Pour corn syrup into baby food jar filling it about 2/3rds the way. It is pretty thick so you will want to add water and stir. The cloudy appearance will settle. Do not fill all the way up. It is possible to only use water which will cut down on expense and the space in your cupboard where you will keep the corn syrup for the next decade. Some have also used baby oil. The reason for the baby oil and corn syrup is to keep the glitter suspended longer.
3. Now add the glitter! Be conservative as a little does go a long way. My older daughter used so much when the glitter settled it was like a glitter blizzard and obscured some of her snowmen. If you used the corn syrup, you will have to stir the glitter.
4. Take the lid and place back on the jar. Secure it by tightening or beading hot glue around the inside of the lid.
5. Flip over and enjoy! As you can see, I was a bit too conservative on adding the liquid. But the glitter was just the right amount. You may want to consider hot gluing a ribbon around the lid.
The completed snow globes! We decided to hot glue a plastic snowflake to the top for an added touch.

Dreaming of a White Christmas,


Richele is a writer, speaker, and graphic designer. Her background in educational psychology never prepared her for balancing laundry baskets and grading math assignments. You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. Check out her business, Crisp Apple Design

1 comment:

Dalynn McCoy said...

Very cute! I've seen many versions of this - do you know if this one holds up to be displayed again next year? Thanks so much!

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