DIY Crystal Ball


  • Plastic water globe (I used this one)
  • Cotton balls, as needed
  • Water, as needed
  • Food coloring (we used blue, green and red – use whatever colors you want your globe to be)
  • Glitter, optional
  • Strong glue, optional
  1. Stretch and tear apart your cotton balls.
  2. Sprinkle glitter into your snow globe.
  3. Place your shredded cotton balls in your snow globe. Make sure to fill it up to the top.
  4. Add more glitter if you want!
  5. Place your water in as many cups as you want colors of water. It took about 2 to fill the whole globe
  6. Dye each cup of water to your preference. We used pink, purple and blue. Dye a little darker than you want your end product to be as the cotton balls lighten up the project.
  7. If using different colors, add a bit of colored water at a time to the snow globe. Make sure to alternate colors so that you get nice swirls of color.
  8. Fill the snow globe to full – you may want to do this over the sink so that excess water can come out safely when you add the lid.
  9. Secure the snow globe lid. Place in the holder! Glue if you would like! I didn’t because I know I’ll be using this globe for Christmas crafts.

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