We like a lot of color in our house. Perhaps that’s because the Bug’s literary doppelgänger is Fancy Nancy. Nothing can have too much color, too many hearts, or too much glitter.

A little bit of glitter makes the worst of days better, right?

Personally, I like contained glitter. Which is why this simple snow globe is such a great art project. Easy to make, you have most of the materials lying around the house and there is lots of giddy-four-year-old-mesmerizing glitter — safely ensconced in a  jar.

A great snowy day or after school activity.

Snow Globe Materials

  • Clear, clean jar and lid {We used an old salsa jar}
  • Baby Oil (enough to fill your jar)
  • Rainbow Glitter {we used heart-shaped glitter and rainbow glitter}
  • A Plastic Figurine
  • Super Strength Glue

How to Make a Rainbow Snow Globe

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Step One: Start with your plastic figurine. Glue it to the lid of the jar. Let the glue dry completely and make sure your figurine is secure before moving to the next step!
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Step Two: Fill your jar with baby oil. You’ll want to leave some space at the top so when you submerge the figurine, the baby oil does spill over the lip of the jar!
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Step Three: Add your glitter! Contrary to Fancy Nancy beliefs, there CAN be such a thing as too much glitter. A little bit of glitter goes a long way in a snow globe! And if you think you need more rainbow snow, you can always add more!
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Step Four: Put your lid on and shake, shake, shake! Happy Rainbow Snow Day!