Making a snow globe with your child is a great winter craft! This is a simple snow craft that our preschooler absolutely loved making and playing with afterwards. All you need is some corn syrup, a bottle and glitter - and we promise it's not as messy as you think it is! Try this great preschool winter craft with your kids today.

What you'll need:

  • Materials
  • Small clear bottle or jar (baby food jars or spice jars work well - they must have a lid)
  • Corn syrup
  • Glitter
  • Popsicle stick or child-safe butter knife
  • Water
  • *Optional: hot glue gun/hot glue - adults only
How to make your Snow Globe Craft
  1. Place the jar on a paper plate or some newspaper.
  2. Fill the jar 1/3 of the way full with corn syrup. The corn syrup helps the glitter stay in suspension longer.
  3. You will use water to fill the rest of the jar. At this point, only add about half of the water you need and then mix the corn syrup and water together until the corn syrup dissolves most of the way. If you fill the jar the whole way full and then have a preschooler stir it, we guarantee a mess! Once the corn syrup is dissolved, top the jar off with water.
  4. Sprinkle in some glitter. Use as many colors as you'd like, and as much as you'd like.
  5. Put the lid on the jar and shake to watch the snow swirl.
  6. ** Here is the optional part. If you'd like, you can hot glue the lid onto the jar. Our daughter is good about not opening things and we don't expect this craft to last forever, so we did not do this step. If you do glue the lid on, make sure to use hot glue and not something that will wash away in water (like Elmer's glue) or the water in your globe may turn cloudy as it eats the glue.
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