This is a really fun kid-made gift that the entire family can get into making. It is a good gift for people that are hard to buy for…or craft for! In our family, dad is one of those people so we are making this memory jar snow globe for a Father’s Day gift for dear dad.

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Let’s make a memory jar for dad!

Snow Globe Style Memory Jar Craft

We made a Fathers Day Memory Jar, aka snow globe, to celebrate a year of wonderful adventures and experiences with Daddy! This craft is very simple and you can customize it for the event, holiday, recipient and collection of memories.

Related: More crafts for Fathers Day

Kids can get as involved as they want to be in the planning, picture selection, crafting and wrapping of this present depending on their age, interest and skill set.

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DIY Memory Jar

Supplies Needed

Directions to Make a Snow Globe Memory Jar

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Let’s add water to our clear jar

Step 1

Fill jar nearly with distilled water, add a pinch of glitter & glycerin, which helps glitter float.

Step 2

Shake up the jar to test the results.

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Cut your photos to the desired size.

Step 3

Print 2×3 images of some of your favorite photos throughout the past year.

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Let’s laminate our favorite photos from the year.

Step 4

Use 2 2×3 photos back to back & tuck them inside a business card sized pouch & laminate.

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Time to add the photos!

Step 5

Add images to the glitter, glycerin, water mix. We added images together, taking time to look at and reflect upon each photo before dropping them into the jar. Then we shook the jar and placed it down to watch the memories float around the jar.

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More photos! More photos!

Step 6

I sealed the jar tightly with glue. There wasn’t much water seeping out but enough if we placed it upside down, I’d be worried of an impending flood.

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  2. This is a cool idea. I think I might use this with my kids in school. It would make a great way for each child to share a photo of themselves then during class I can shake it up and who ever shows up on top gets called on to answer. They will love it, and much better than my typical Popsicle sticks.

  3. This is a really sweet idea and so simple to put together. It would make a great gift for grandparents too.