Make a snow globe for Chanukah!

You will need:

  • 1 glass jar
  • 2 dreidels (wood or plastic)
  • Glitter
  • Water
  • Glycerin
  • Hot glue
  • Stuffing


  1. Decide if you’d like to use plastic or wooden dreidels. Wooden ones will get moldy from the water as time goes on, so if you’re using wooden dreidels, coat them with clear nail polish first.
  2. Use hot glue to attach the first dreidel to the inside of the jar lid. The dreidel should be lying down flat. Make sure it is not jutting out over the edge of the lid, so it fits in the jar. Then use hot glue to attach the second dreidel to the first one. This will be the dreidel that will be visible, so position it carefully.

  3. Place some stuffing around the base dreidel. Use the hot glue to attach it to the lid.
  4. Set the lid aside to dry. Do not continue if the glue isn’t fully dry.
  5. Fill the jar with water. Add 1–2 tablespoons of glycerin. Pour in some glitter. Mix. (The glycerin will make the glitter fall more slowly.)
  6. Make sure the jar is filled to the very top. Then screw the lid on tightly. Turn over and watch the glitter fall.
  7. Optional: Decorate the rim with ribbon or Washi tape. Decorate the outside of the jar with Chanukah stickers.
  8. Shake and enjoy watching the glitter fall.

Happy Chanukah!