Science, Tech, Math › Science How to Make Your Own Snow Globe Share Flipboard Email Print Sven Krobot/EyeEm/Getty Images Science Chemistry Projects & Experiments Basics Chemical Laws Molecules Periodic Table Scientific Method Biochemistry Physical Chemistry Medical Chemistry Chemistry In Everyday Life Famous Chemists Activities for Kids Abbreviations & Acronyms Biology Physics Geology Astronomy Weather & Climate By Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Chemistry Expert Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, University of Tennessee at Knoxville B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Hastings College Dr. Helmenstine holds a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences and is a science writer, educator, and consultant. She has taught science courses at the high school, college, and graduate levels. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Updated September 04, 2019 The chemistry part of this snow globe lies in choosing a good liquid and sealant for your globe. It is nontoxic and fun! Another version of this project involves making chemical snow. Homemade Snow Globe Materials Use your imagination to decorate the "globe." Common ingredients include: Small Jars with LidsMineral Oil or WaterEgg Shell and/or GlitterGlue Gun or SealantDecorative Objects Assemble the Snow Globe You can use a variety of jars: baby food, pimiento, jelly, or any clear jar with a tight-sealing lid.Use a glue gun, aquarium sealant, or florist clay to adhere your 'scene' to the inside of the lid. Allow glue to cure the required time before adding liquid.Fill the jar with mineral oil, baby oil, or water. The snow or glitter will fall more slowly in the oil.Add crushed egg shell for snow and glitter, if desired.Carefully set the lid (with the scene) onto the full jar and seal it tightly.You may wish to apply more glue or sealant around the outside rim of the jar to ensure a good seal.You did great! Enjoy. Tips for Success Adult supervision is required if you are using a glue gun or sealant. Sealants often give off toxic fumes, so be careful!Crush egg shells by rolling over then with a rolling pin, with the shells inside a heavy-duty plastic bag.Use your creativity! You can add food coloring, bits of costume jewelry, make figures from plastic twist-ties, etc.You can make a decorative cover for the lid with fabric and ribbon.