To make a simple snowglobe, you need a glass jar with a sealing lid, a sprig of evergreen, (for a tree), some glitter, water, and dish soap. Let your child sprinkle glitter into the jar. My child chose to sprinkle purple, blue, and white. For easy glitter clean-up, you can have your child work on a cookie tray.
Cover the bottom of the jar with the glitter. Pour in water to the very brim, add a drop of dish soap, and cover firmly. A few shakes will disperse the dish soap, which will make the glitter break out of clumps and swirl around.
Look, the snow is beginning!
It's turning into a blizzard!
If you and your child gets close to the jar after shaking, you will be carried away into the fantasy of a perfect, beautiful snowy day.
I learned how to make this snow globe from Steven Caney's wonderful book, "Kids' America".