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Glow in the Dark DIY Snow Globe

By: Asia Citro from funathomewithkids.com
Updated August 22, 2019
Glow in the Dark DIY Snow Globe
Glow in the Dark DIY Snow Globe
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Light up the night with this Glow in the Dark DIY Snow Globe. Around Christmas time, snow globes start appearing on the shelves of department stores.  With this simple Christmas craft, you can learn how to make your own unique DIY snow globe. By day, this snow globe looks like an ordinary Christmas decoration, but by night, this magical snow globe transforms into a glowing lantern. Snow globes make great Christmas craft ideas for kids. Have the kids make winter-themed characters to place inside the snow globes. Let it glow, let it glow, let it glow!

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Main MaterialRecycled Materials

Easy

The best part about recycled Christmas crafts is that you can get creative with what you have. Homemade snow globes can be made with so many different materials. You can buy a plastic snow globe base at the store or just use an empty jar. Pickle, pasta, and other large jars can be used to make snow globes on a larger scale, whereas spice, jam, and smaller jars can be used to make mini snow globes. Don't forget everyone's favorite craft material, mason jars! Inside your DIY snow globe, you can adhere old toys that your kids no longer play with or buy some cheap at garage sales, thrift, or dollar stores. Glitter is a cheap addition to your snow globe, too. Homemade snow globes can also be waterless, which is like a new craft in itself. Without water, you can make it "snow" with glitter or artificial snow that will fall to the bottom after the snow globe has been shaken. 

Colors and other fun elements can be added for more excitement, like glow-in-the-dark snow globe craft above. Snow globes are budget-friendly as well as kid-friendly. Because there are so many ways to make a snow globe, kids can have fun making their own personalized snow globes. DIY snow globes like this craft also make fantastic gifts that anyone would love to receive. You could even create and give someone a snow globe kit so that they can make their own.  

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This is such a neat idea, especially for little ones. I can think of all kinds of people who would love to have a craft like this cute glowing snowman. Do they turn out as good with the pickle jars? I always have a ton of those around the house because who doesn't love pickles.

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