A snow globe is not hard to make, and
this tutorial will show
you how to make one as shown below.
The winter months can be a
little dull, and I am always looking for new ideas to keep my daughter
busy while being cooped up indoors. One fun thing to do with children
is to have them make these cute decorations.
Anything at all can be
made for inside the snow globe, since it will be crafted out of polymer
clay! Think of wintery things, like penguins, polar bears, cardinals,
ice-skaters, igloos, etc! These globes can be made around
Christmas-time too, so Santa or reindeer are great choices.
made a one with a snowman, and I have the step by step directions on
how to make the snowman out of polymer clay.
(Please visit my E-store for great prices and
selections on polymer clay!)
- Empty baby food jar and lid, with label
- Polymer Clay (in whatever colors you
- White paint
- Strong glue (I used a hot glue gun)
- Glitter or other sparkles to add to the
globe to act as “snow”
- Glycerine (sold in drug stores), optional
- Rubber cement
Assemble the balls together to make a snowman. Check to make sure the
figure is still small enough to fit in the snow globe by placing the
jar over the snowman. If he’s too big, then make the balls
3. Make a
mouth by using a drinking straw that has its end cut in half lengthwise
about an inch in. This is a perfect small smiley face. Just poke the
straw into the clay, and presto! You have a smiling mouth.
4. Use a toothpick to poke two holes for where his eyes will go. You
can twist the toothpick around in the hole to make it bigger.
two tiny black balls for the eyes and push them in the holes. A
toothpick may help for picking up the tiny eyes.
6. Make the
nose from a small ball of white (or color of your choice) clay, and
press it on. Next, place the head on the body.
make his arms, roll a large white ball. Then, roll this ball in between
your hands, back and forth, to make a thick rope with rounded ends. Cut
this rope in half with a blade, and attach each arm to the back of the
the hat, begin by making a ball. Then, roll the ball between your palms
back and forth until it becomes flatter on the sides, like a cylinder.
You can then take a razor blade and cut off the ends to make a perfect
cyclinder. For the brim of the hat, begin with a ball and flatten it to
a flat circle between your hands. Then you can press the cylinder onto
the flat circle, and push the hat on the snowman’s head.
the scarf, I chose to make a striped one. To do this, you need to
sandwich a few different colored layers of clay together as shown, then
roll it into a log. Use a tool (brayer, rolling pin) or your hands, to
press the log down flat. You can use a razor blade to cut long straight
sides to the scarf. To make the frayed ends, take a razor blade and
make tiny cuts, as shown. Then wrap the scarf around the snowman.
make the buttons, I pushed black seed beads into the middle ball. Or,
you can make tiny black balls out of polymer clay.
11. When the snowman is done, bake him according the
manufacturer’s directions. Allow him to cool. I always spray
my polymer clay pieces with a clear sealing coat, or brush on a clear
lacquer, but this step is optional.
12. When the snowman is dry, use a hot glue gun (or another strong
glue) to attach him to the bottom of the baby food jar.
13. Add water to the jar
until 2/3 full. Then, add a little bit of glycerin (about 10 drops to
start). The more you add, the "thicker" the water will be. This will
make the glitter swirl longer. This step is optional. Then, add in
glitter, tiny silver snowflakes, or fake snow to the jar to look like
around the lid of the baby food jar, and while it is still wet, screw
on the jar lid tightly. Do this over the sink. Some of the
water/glycerin mixture may get displaced and spill out, but that is OK.
That ensures you have filled it up as far as you can go.
Wipe off the outside and the snow globe is done! These look really cute
when you make a few and display them in groupings!
Like This Page?
Click Here to Order my 650 page ebook, A
Year of Creative Crafts
Work From Home
- I've turned my
passion for crafting into an extra income with
Crafts-For-All-Seasons.com - find out how you could do the