How to Use a Water Bottle to Create a Snow Globe

Updated February 21, 2017

Kids of all ages are fascinated with the magic of snow-filled globes. These are holiday decorations that kids will have a blast making for themselves. Use plastic water bottles to create snow globes that won't break if they are dropped. Make this craft with smaller kids at a Christmas party or family gathering.

Cover your work surface with newspaper to protect against spills.

Pour corn syrup into the bottle carefully, using a funnel. Fill the bottle up a little less than halfway.

Add water slowly to the bottle. When the bottle is a little over halfway full, place the cap on tightly and shake the bottle to combine the corn syrup and water, then uncap the bottle to fill it up all the way.

Shake in as much glitter or artificial snow as you like, or a little of both.

Glue the top on the bottle using a hot glue gun. Add glue to the rim of the water bottle and screw the lid on, or put glue inside the lid and put it on the bottle. This will prevent children from opening the glitter-filled bottle.

Tilt the bottle gently to watch the snow fall.

Things You'll Need

  • Newspaper
  • Small plastic bottle with a lid
  • Funnel
  • Corn syrup
  • Glitter or artificial snow
  • Water
  • Hot glue gun
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Christi Aldridge has been writing professionally since 2009. She graduated from Texas Christian University, where she was a featured contributor for several campus publications and won an award for best columnist.