As a mom of four kids that have birthdays within a three month span of each other, planning a party and getting coordinating themed party supplies can be time consuming.
One thing I LOVE doing for parties is getting and/or making party favors and gifts for the attendees to take home as a thank you. I found a super fun gift that you can DIY that will have kids and adults alike going wild: a themed snow globe. It doesn't have to be for the winter holiday seasons, it could be for any birthday during any month! Check out how I incorporated each of my kids' favorite characters below.
Supplies for DIY Snow Globe
mason jar or spice jar or craft jar
glitter (heavy, not fine)
glycerin or baby oil (this will make the glitter fall slower)
hot glue gun
waterproof toys and figurines of Trolls, Disney Princesses or Paw Patrol
American Greeting party plates and napkins (to control the fun mess)
Directions for Making Snow Globes for a Party
Step 1 | Decorate the lid
Using the lid of the mason jar, spice jar or craft jar, determine what image you want to be the bottom of the snow globe.
Cut out the paper plate using the lid as a stencil.
Glue it on the lid of the mason jar.
Step 2 | Glue the Figurine
Hot glue the figurine onto the lid that will be facing into the jar.
Make sure it dries before moving onto the next step.
If you have room, add two or more figurines for double or triple the fun!
Step 3 | Fill with Water
Fill the jar with water. Add the glitter.
Next, add glycerin or baby oil to the water-filled jar. The glycerin (or baby oil) will allow the glitter to fall slower.
Step 4 | Add Cap and Seal
Add the lid with the figurine back on.
Next, seal it underneath the side of the jar with hot glue.
Do not hot glue the top of the mouth of the jar, as the hot glue may dry and add gaps on the ring of the lid, causing water to spill.
Step 5 | Enjoy
Isn't this project easy?
The party go'ers will love the favors!
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Other Kids Crafts
- Kids Craft Noodle Shark
- Cricut Stem Projects for Kids