When I was a little girl, I fell in love with snow globes after my dad brought home one from an international trip. The beautiful cherry wood base held a snow white castle surrounded by a delicate glass globe filled with water and "snow". It started my love for snow globes - no matter what time of year.
Now, two of my three children look forward to collecting new ones each year and have their own small collections. There's just something magical about a snow globe, especially around the Christmas holidays. Maybe that's why this inexpensive snow globe craft was such a draw. It's easy to make and, even more importantly, it's made from supplies found at the dollar store. That means we can make a whole village of snow globes for only a few dollars!
Since a hot glue gun is needed, be sure to supervise your kids if they'll be helping you. Have a great time and let us know how your snow globe craft turns out! Snap a picture and tag us in it on Instagram @MamaTeaches!
Snow Globe Craft
Time Needed: 20 minutes
- Plastic Snow Globe
- Miniature Tree
- Faux Snow
- Glue Gun
- Glue sticks
- Take your snow globe apart.
- Screw the lid off.
- Use a butter knife, a coin, or something to gently pry the plastic insert out.
- Using wire cutters to cut the base from the tree.
- Cut any remaining wire.
- Add faux snow to the globe, filling about ¼ of the way.
- Glue the bottom of the tree to the plastic insert.
- Place the insert back into the globe.
- If it doesn’t fit, you may have to take it back out, pull the tree off the base, remove some from the bottom of the tree, and re-glue.
- Screw the lid back on.
Have a wonderful Christmas season!