We attempted our own Snow Globe! And it worked!
We bought a glass jar from the dollar store and all the other materials we found around our home.
I decided to use Baby Oil and not water to have slow moving snow gently falling down and it worked! With the baby oil the glitter floats around slowly in the jar without it falling too quickly to the bottom. Butterfly chose two little winter ponies to go inside the jar as they are one of her favourite characters right now.
I found a lid to a vitamin jar in our recyclable craft bin and used that as a stand inside the glass jar's lid to prop up the ponies. We also found foam glitter trees and foam craft snowflakes for our scene. I hot glued all these items together. I had to make sure the tree and ponies can all fit back into the glass jar when put together.
Squirt in oil and pour in glitter into the jar!
We put the scene into the jar using hot glue to secure the lid on, then turned it upside down and voila! Our own Snow Globe! I probably could have added more oil to fill the jar but I was thinking of having enough room for the liquid to be shaken for the snowfall. Our sticky craft foam snowflakes did remove themselves from the foam tree, they lost their adhesive from the oil, but we thought it was prettier with the craft snowflakes floating around then being stuck on the tree. So that worked out! And I found the oil didn't keep the hot glue in tack on the jar's lid, but it's on pretty tight and the vitamin jar lid inside is the perfect width to seal up the jar's mouth, nothing is leaking and nothing is falling about. If that was a problem, maybe a more industrial putty would work to secure the scene and lids. But ours worked out great, it sits on our kitchen table Christmas scene and Butterfly shakes the glitter snow around every morning during her breakfast!
Let me know if you try your own Snow Globe, link back to me, and send me your link, I would love to come see!