Tuesday, December 19, 2017

DIY Animal Jam Snowglobe (FAIL)

Hi Jammers! With Christmas right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to make my very own snow globe, just to celebrate the holidays even more.  But this snow globe is different than any snow globe you've seen before. It's an ANIMAL JAM snow globe! (Actually, if I'm being completely honest, I ran out of ideas for posts... so here we go.)

Unfortunately, this project did not go as I had planned. You'll find out why soon enough. However, that does not mean you can't attempt this DIY and do it right, so I say give it a go nonetheless!

- Mason jar (or any jar works fine)
- Water
- An Animal Jam figurine of your choice
- Glitter
- Hot glue
- Baby oil (optional)


If you're using a mason jar, the first thing you need to do is seal the rim of the lid and the inside of the lid together with some hot glue. This can be a little difficult to do, since the inside of the lid is very sharp, so if you're younger it might be wise to get some parental help.

If your jar already has a sealed lid, then there's no need to worry about this step.

I found that my figurine rested on the bottom of the lid a teensy bit lower than I thought it would, just enough so that you couldn't see his whole body that well, so I took an empty applesauce cup and hot glued it to the bottom of the lid so my figurine would have a pedestal to stand on.

Then I took some more hot glue and stuck him right to it. I am such a cruel person.

If you want, you can also add fake snow or other wintery decorations for a more festive look.

Next, fill your jar with water - not completely full - somewhere around 3/4 of the way full.

I read somewhere that adding baby oil helps the glitter fall more slowly for a cool effect, so I added some.

Now, take some glitter and sprinkle it in. I had some orange and green colored glitter that I thought would look really neat, so I poured some of that into the mixture, and it did NOT turn out the way I hoped it would.

I guess you could say the glitter kind of melted and turned the baby oil into a nasty layer of yellow which looked like urine. It was super ugly. Trust me.

I don't know what I did wrong, but I have my suspicions: either I added too much baby oil, or the quality of the glitter was total trash.

I'm sure you guys could have much better luck than me, so I suggest trying it for yourself and letting me know how it goes.

Until next time, happy jamming!


  1. how do you smash the toy if its inside a glass jar thats not very safe

  2. Blogger's block... eh? When you run out of ideas for posts. I just do den designs or outfit designs.

  3. The farther I scrolled, the harder I laughed. This is what happens whenever I try to craft! GOSH DANGIT I RHYMED AGAIN

    1. I love to be artsy and stuff, it's just that I am not very good at it. :P

  4. Hmm, I think it’s because the glitter might be cheaper so it lost its color and made the oil.... yellow. Delightful. XD

    Good attempt tho!!!! I love the idea!

  5. Ehhhhh...
    It does look like pee.
    It looks gross. LOL hope you have better luck next time you try a snow globe.

  6. Uh-oh! The otter had an accedent... i TOLD him to go before he got in the jar!


  7. Maybe you didn’t need the baby powder and then they both combined. This does give me an idea though for a diy in my personal blog. Thanks NafXD

  8. Even though it failed, its still super cool, perhaps get different glitter? (GLITTER I LOAF GLITTER I mean ahem) Once at Church, I think it was for the 6th day of Creation? We made a snowglobe with one hundred and one dalmation figurines, but mine tipped over, but Pob still has his to this day XDD

  9. I love the idea! Idk if the layer was the problem or the color but to put it out there- Baby oil is less dense than water so it will stay to the top and layer itself with the water. It will also capture the glitter and layer it too because the glitter can't go past water because of the baby oils density. Idk if that makes any sense but i tried to explain it.


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