Halloween Snow Globe Craft
One thing that seems to be universal among kids is how mesmerizing they find snow globes.
We make snow globes at least once a year with our daycare kids – from traditional snow globes to our galaxy-style Crystal ball globe. It’s always a hit, and I love that it’s easy enough for even our youngest daycare kids to get in on the action.
We started decorating for Halloween in mid-August so all of my daycare kids are fully immersed in everything Halloween, so a Halloween snow globe seemed like the perfect craft idea this week!
This simple Halloween Snow Globe just uses a few inexpensive materials (glitter, Halloween ornaments and baby food jars) to a gorgeous effect.
The kids were all so proud of their finished snow globes and I think they all turned out wonderfully! We did try dying the water for one snow globe (on request) but I found that it made it hard to see the falling glitter. If you had glow-in-the-dark glitter, that could be a fun option, though!
Be sure to check out our quick how-to video to see how to make a snow globe for Halloween, and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab our free printable instructions to make your own Halloween snow globes.
Materials to Make a Halloween Snow Globe
- Small Halloween-inspired figurines or ornaments
- Distilled water
- Mason jar
- e600 or hot glue
- Glitter (black, orange, purple, clear)
- Bottle cap, optional
Tip: you need approximately 1 teaspoon glycerin per 1/2 teaspoon of glitter, adjust as needed to get the glitter to slowly fall the way you want.
How to Make a Halloween Snow Globe
Ensure that your mason jar and figurines are well-cleaned before starting this craft. To get a good shine on glass, trying holding it above a steaming mug of hot water and polishing with a clean cotton cloth.
If using ornaments, remove the string. (You can leave the eye hook in place or remove if desired.)
First check to see if your figurine needs a boost to have good visibility when the mason jar is closed by placing the figurine in the jar lid and closing the jar.
If you think the figurine needs some boosting, glue a bottle cap to the inside of the mason jar lid first before attaching the figurine.
Securely glue the figurine to the inside of the mason jar lid (or to the bottle cap, if using) and let dry. (Read the glue instructions to see if they suggest letting the glue cure for a longer period of time.)
Add distilled water to your mason jar and stir in the glycerin and glitter.
You may want to experiment with your first snow globe to see what ratio of water to glycerin to glitter you prefer. Too much glitter will make it hard to see what’s in your snow globe, and too little glycerin will make it so the glitter just drops when the jar is shaken.
Personally, we used about 3/4 cup of water, 3 teaspoons glycerin and 2 teaspoons glitter.
Don’t fill your jar too much because the figurine will displace some water and you want a small air pocket for allow for the shaking.
Place the inverted mason jar lid on the jar and secure tightly. Glue the jar lid in place and embellish as desired with ribbon, etc.
Grab your free printable for this easy Halloween snow globe craft:
A quick and easy Halloween craft perfect for classrooms or parties, this Halloween Snow Globe is guaranteed to be a hit with your crew!