Step-by-step-step instructions to make your own pollen snow globe, brought to you by Achoo! Why Pollen Counts, and Shennen Bersani. There are two versions, one very inexpensive and easy, the other a bit more complicated using more supplies. Either way you can use repurposed used containers. Just wash them out and they are ready to go!
Achoo! Why Pollen Counts! Make this fun pollen snow globe! Here I used recycled containers, my coloring page printout, and simple items I bought at a craft store.
Print out this page for your airborne critters.
Here are the supplies I used. You can get very elaborate, or very simple. I’ve used some little animals to create a forest environment.
I selected plastic and silk flowers to create a forest in the jar. In one of my snow globes I used green felt for the grass. In another globe I used this fancy ‘fairy’ grass.
After you have your supplies you will want to color in your airborne critters. Get as fancy and creative as you’d like!
I painted a coat of gold glitter fingernail polish on mine to give them a shimmering effect.
Now cut out your critters.
Glue them back to back. When they sway they will show from any direction.
Once the glue dries sew a short piece of string to each one.
Use a piece of duct, or other strong tape, to attach the string to the underneath of the lid.
Screw on the lid and shake! Don’t add water, pollen floats in the AIR. This globe was made using a used jelly jar. This is an inexpensive and easy pollen snow globe. You might want to glue the lid in place so little tykes don’t open and spill onto your rug!
Now I’m going to make a couple more advanced globes. Repurpose used containers. Here I’m cutting a piece of felt to use as grass.
I’m adding glue, I am wearing gloves to keep my hands clean. You can also use a hot glue gun.
I’ve glued down the felt, added fake flowers, and now I’m adding the glitter.
Securely tape your thread underneath the lid. Again, I recommend duct or strong tape that won’t fall off.
Secure the lid and enjoy! Once you are finished have fun shaking and playing with your globes!
If you enjoyed this craft check out my Night Creepers firefly craft here. Print out both coloring sheets and mix & match to create your own unique projects, just like Heather and Ivy did! Love their craft!