Swirling Bat Snow Globe (with Video)

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A fun Halloween Snow Globe, this mason jar snow globe is a super simple Halloween craft for kids that makes a great piece of homemade Halloween decor, too!

A quick and easy Halloween craft perfect for classrooms or parties, this Halloween Snow Globe is guaranteed to be a hit with your crew! A fun bat craft for kids

Mason Jar Snow Globe Craft

I make snow globes at least once a year with my 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.

This simple Halloween Snow Globe just uses a few inexpensive materials (glitter, Halloween ornaments and baby food jars) to a gorgeous effect – but one material really elevates this snow globe to the next level: that cute bat glitter!

I found a couple places that reliably always have the bat glitter in stock: Etsy and AliExpress.

We had tons of bat glitter left from this project – we used some to make our Witch’s Brew Slime and I think I’ll let the kids use it on some canvas projects before Halloween.

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 Mason Jar Snow Globe

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.

I highly recommend grabbing a couple of these sturdy plastic lunch trays (we have one in the pictures in this post). I use these for almost all of our craft or kitchen activities, as well as in our Montessori practical life activities. Ours have lasted for over 6 years and are still going strong, plus they are so great for containing messes and allowing the kids to set a project to the side while it dries (or if you have to clear off the table for supper).

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.

 

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A fun Halloween Snow Globe, this mason jar snow globe is a super simple Halloween craft for kids that makes a great piece of homemade Halloween decor, too!

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Yield: 1 Mason Jar

Swirling Bat Snow Globe

Swirling Bat Snow Globe

A quick and easy Halloween craft perfect for classrooms or parties, this Halloween Snow Globe is guaranteed to be a hit with your crew! A fun bat craft for kids

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

  • Small Halloween-inspired figurines or ornaments
  • Distilled water
  • Glycerine
  • Mason jar
  • e600 or hot glue
  • Bat glitter
  • Bottle cap, optional

Tools

  • Hot Glue Gun

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. If using ornaments, remove the string. (You can leave the eye hook in place or remove if desired.)
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.)
  6. Add distilled water to your mason jar and stir in the glycerin and glitter.
  7. 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.
  8. Personally, we used about 3/4 cup of water, 3 teaspoons glycerin and 2 teaspoons glitter.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

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A quick and easy Halloween craft perfect for classrooms or parties, this Halloween Snow Globe is guaranteed to be a hit with your crew!

For more fun Halloween crafts for kids, check out our DIY Golden Snitch Fidget Spinner or our Witch’s Brew Slime.

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