What do you plan to give your loved ones this holiday season? Wouldn’t you like to bottle the stars for your friends and family? Guess what! You can! We made galaxy snow globes, with only a few ingredients. They were lots of fun to make. We can’t wait to give these calming sensory snow globes to the stars in our life.
What you will need:
- snow globe (Read below for the scoop on this.)
- distilled water
- food coloring
- silver glitter
- silver star confetti
- baby oil
What to do:
- Add some food coloring to water to get desired color.
- Fill snow globe half way with baby oil.
- Add some glitter and stars (Don’t go too crazy.)
- Fill the globe the rest of the way with colored water.
- Leave room to close lid.
- Swirl, star gaze, dream of far away places, gift
Where to find the snow globes: Around the holidays you can find DIY snow globes in craft stores like Hobby Lobby, Jo-Ann, and Michael’s. If you are lucky and you have a Dollar Tree, look there first. I found these babies at Dollar Tree for $1 each, while they are more at the craft stores. Generic baby oil can also be purchased at Dollar Tree. (This post contains affiliate links, but Dollar Tree is surprisingly not one of them.)
What is the science behind this fun art project anyway?
I’m glad you asked. It is a simple way to show kids that oil and water do not mix. The food coloring mixes with the water, but stays separated from the oil. The oil always floats to the top, because it is less dense than water. When you swish your starry galaxy around, you will see it differently each time.
I hope you make your own calming galaxy globes and share them with the world.
For some more fun Holiday STEAM check out:
Christmas STEAM for Kids | Wreath Activity :: Preschool Powol Packets
Holiday Magic Milk :: Science Kiddo
Building a Molecular Structure with Cranberries :: From Engineer to Stay at Home Mom
Make Rudolph Fly with Buoyancy :: From Royal Baloo