Baby food jar n Water
Baby oil n Glitter
Contact cement n Craft foam
Misc. small items
1. Pick a theme with your child, such as "under the sea," "outerspace" or "winter wonderland."
2. Use contact cement to glue tiny objects (see other ideas below) to the inside lid of the baby food jar. Have grownups help children do this part ahead of time and let dry.
3. Add water with some drops of baby oil to them (the more oil you add, the slower the things fall down when shaken), then you can drop in glitter.
4. Use contact cement around the inside lids ridge and put on the bottle, closing tight.
5. Shake the bottle, then set it upside down and see it snow onto the objects that you had glued onto the lid top on the inside.
Other ideas: You can also add tiny shapes from craft foam like fish or stars punched from hole punches. Use popsicle sticks cut for wooden people draw with markers. Put a wooden stick in the center lid and add rings (toy kind) inside floating around to see if they can land them on the stick. Put plastic beaded jewelry inside to move around when shook up. Have children paint the outside with their names, curled up tiny pieces of ribbon work good too for floating around inside.