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Snow Globe Craft for Your Child with Autism

DIY-snow-globes-4-size-3The holidays are here! And what better way to get into the spirit with your kids than by starting some holiday crafts with this snow globe sensory bottle! This DIY snow globe sensory bottle is literally so much fun and everyone knows that art activities are important in fostering learning and development in children. For children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) especially, crafts improve your child’s attention span and self-expression, and they reduce stress and anxiety.

Kids with sensory issues are sometimes resistant to art projects because they don’t enjoy being messy or they don’t want to touch anything that is slimy, damp, or is made up of smaller parts, such as sand or rice. If you want to engage your child in crafts, it’s best to start with non-messy experiences for your child and build up to bigger projects. Go slowly and encourage your child to try new things, even if it’s just for a very short time. Here is one to get you started:
Snow Globe Tutorial
These are very easy to make. All you have to do is gather your supplies, set aside the time, and get creative with your kids. And the best part? Minimal amounts of textures and substances that are different, but lots of fun and engagement.
You will need:

  • 1 small glass or plastic jar with lid
  • A small amount of glycerine
  • Waterproof glue
  • Miniature plastic or plaster winter figurines
  • Glitter, sequins, sparkles
  • Water 


  1. Fill the jar or bottle 3/4 of the way up with water
  2. Add in a bit of glycerin
  3. Drop in whatever supplies you have gathered
  4. Put in LOTS of tiny glitter – that will give it the ‘snow globe’ effect
  5. Glue around the lid of the snow globe to ensure your little ones can’t open the snow globe when playing with it
  6. Turn over and shake away!

Once you are done, shake up your DIY snow globe and watch the glitter fall around your other winter objects. Your child will love it!
Please use caution if you are making this craft with little ones. It is glass and could break. If you want your child to be able to handle the snow globe on his own, it might be better to use a plastic container.
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