Thursday, October 24, 2013

Create Your Own Sparkling Mini Snow Globes with Glitzi Globes {Review & Giveaway}

Glitzi Globes logo
If creativity is a gene, then it's one that we continue to pass down in my side of the family.

My grandmother was creative, my mom is extremely creative, I consider myself decently creative... and my girls? Well, they'd dive headfirst into a pool filled with art supplies if they could.

However, while they love open-ended crafting abilities, I've found that they're even more excited when they are given a little inspiration, some direction, just about anything bright and colorful, and a whole lot of glitter. Are there girls who don't like glitter? I haven't met them yet.

Most recently, we've all been enjoying the ability to get our creative juices flowing with a new product that allows girls to make, fill, create and even wear their sparkling, pint-size creations: Glitzi Globes.

Glitzi Globes

New to the world of do-it-yourself crafts from Moose Toys, Glitzi Globes are the create-your-own snow globe toys that allow young users to make 'em, shake 'em, and show 'em!

Girls simply use the included materials to assemble each adorable miniature glittery globe and then turn it into a pencil topper, jewelry, decor and more. With 24 characters and six themes to design and collect, these colorful arts & crafts are sure to bring a smile.

Knowing that my girls love crafts, glitter and animals, I had no doubt that Glitzi Globes would be the perfect combination of all three to grab their interest.

Glitzi Globes kits

Looking over the Glitzi Globes Three Pack, Glitzi Globes Starter Kit and Glitzi Globes Glitzi Showcase, the girls couldn't get enough of the variety of colors and the charming faces of all of the cute little animals and were eager to get to work.

Glitzi Globes Showcase pieces

Immediately opting for the Glitzi Globes Glitzi Showcase, we looked over the contents and couldn't wait to get started.

Although I was initially a little hesitant wondering about the amount of mess or help that the girls would need in creating their mini snow globes, the clear, step-by-step instructions eased any worries that I had.

The unique globe maker has a designated spot for the dome and the base plate, so all the kids needed to do was place the dome, add in their selected deco shapes and glitter pellet...

Glitzi Globes step 1

...fill with water...

Glitzi Globes step 2

...and select the character that would be living inside. Once the character is placed on the base, it is placed in the globe maker...

Glitzi Globes step 3

...and the top is pressed down firmly onto the bottom to assemble the globe.

Glitzi Globes step 4

VoilĂ ! Then simply open the globe maker back up and your colorful, whimsical creation is completed and ready to wear or display.

Glitzi Globe maker

So easy!

The girls loved getting to pick between all of the cute characters, fun little deco shapes and more. Not to mention that the end result is so sparkly and unique!

Moose Toys Glitzi Globes

Once all of the Glitzi Globes were finished, the girls immediately had fun interchanging them in the different color Glitzi Bases, adorning the top of their pencils or turning them into jewelry.

Then, after putting together the large Glitzi Carousel...

Glitzi Globes carousel

...the completed Glitzi Showcase was the perfect place to display each and every one of our sparkly creations!

Glitzi Globes Showcase review

While I wouldn't suggest it as a common occurrence, I appreciated that the Glitzi Globes instructions also gives directions on how to reopen the globes in case you forgot to add in one of the components or your child desperately needed to switch to a different character.

For now, however, the girls are extremely excited about their sparkly, artistic creations and have loved moving them from place to place around the house and incorporating them into their pretend play with other toys.

Glitzi Globes fun
When can I attend a party that has Curious George, Glitzi Globes, Little People, a princess, Woody and Buzz, and Sulley in attendance?

Designed for ages 5 and up (although Little Sister B had no problem completing all of the steps on her own at age 4), Glitzi Globes are a unique and fun activity for girls everywhere. I can't think of another toy that results in custom, handmade snow globe accessories to wear or display anywhere you please!

To find out more about Glitzi Globes and to see if they'll make a great gift for the girls in your life this holiday season, visit GlitziGlobes.com and connect with them on Facebook. Each of the kits retail between $7.99 and $19.99 and can be found nationally at retailers, including Toys 'R Us and Walmart, as well as online from Amazon.com.

Plus, thanks to their generosity, one person will soon see why creating your own miniature glittery habitats is fun and entertaining as well, because...

One lucky person will win a Glitzi Globes Glitzi Showcase!

Glitzi Globes Showcase giveaway


A big thank you to Glitzi Globes for providing the above three products for me to review as well as a Glitzi Globes Glitzi Showcase for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

154 comments:

Misha Estrada said...

I like that the child gets to make the globe.

Leigha Varrielle said...

I love that the kids get to interact and do it themselves!

Heyscotttt said...

My daughter absolutely loves and collects snow globes, would love to win this!

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

I like that's easy for my daughter to make the snow globes.

MARY DIEHL said...

I like that the child can make something from it themselves, instead of you making it for them. Hoping to win, my great niece would love this and it would be a nice Christmas present. thank you.

Jeanna Johnson said...

I like that it is completely up to them how to design the globe!

dannyscotland said...

I like the ingenious way the bottom attaches to the lid so the water doesn't spill.

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I like the clear, step-by-step instructions.

walk9 said...

I love that it is so child friendly even for younger kids.

Barbara Platt said...

looks like fun and they make it themselves

SueZH said...

I like that you can change them around even after you are done.

Debra said...

looks like it easy to do with small hands

gahome2mom said...

Craft for the kids :)

Sylvia said...

I like that the kids get to pick what goes in the globes

Bethany C. said...

I like that the child is part of the process of 'making' the toys.

Michelle Frame said...

I like that it comes with instructions to reopen the globe in case you forgot something.

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

I like that the bases are interchangeable.

Cserafini said...

It looks pretty easy to make.

sally0630 said...

that they are interchangeable and easy to put together

Tara Overby said...

My favorite feature is how easy these are to create!

mecarolks said...

I like that it is completely up to them how to design the globe.

Sandra Davis said...

i like the different color bases you can interchange with

Carrie Phelps said...

I think it would be fun interchanging the bases, I like this!

smeltzeramy said...

Teaches girls to be creative and it's fun.

Stefany T said...

My daughter loves to look at snow globes so I love that she can create one of her own and enjoy it!

bison61 said...

I like that they give you directions on how to reopen the globes in case you forgot to add in one of the components or your child needs to switch to a different character.

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Dave said...

I like that it will keep my daughter occupied for some time, plus it is really cute

Jammie Morey said...

I like how easy it is, and my 7 yr niece could do it.

carol said...

I like that it could keep my granddaughter busy and it is easy to make..she loves doing any kind of craft

Deb said...

OH boy will the girls LOVE these!! I am glad I stumbled in today and read about them. I plan on ordering some right away, for Christmas gifts.
they ADORE crafts so much more than most toys. I want to get the 3 pack.

abfantom said...

I like that Glitzi Globes is fun craft that my daughter would really enjoy making

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BrunoDogg2 said...

I like that there is a holder for the globes! And how easy they are to make :)

Robert said...

They look like fun, and they are reasonably priced.
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john said...

Just the concept a child can create from start to finish is great for their imagination and resources.

dawnmonroe83 said...

I like that they can showcase them and that everything you need is in one box.
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Michele l said...

i think the little girl i would give this to would love it! snow globes of any kind are so cool!!!

Renee Walters said...

I like that's easy for my daughter to make the snow globes. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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ape2016 said...

I like that my daughter would get to make (and customize) her own globe. She would love this.

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SnowflakeDay (Audra) said...

I like that it seems easy enough for my daughter (turning 5 soon) could help and not make a huge mess. I like that the glitter starts out as a pellet; good way to keep it contained.

Jessica said...

I love that it is small, cute and low mess! Thanks for the giveaway!

Tracy Jones said...

I like that it is something that my daughter can do herself. She loves making things and then displaying them.

Laurie Nykaza said...

I love that the kids get to pick what goes in the globes and doing crafts is what our kids love to do

Kambrea said...

I like that kids can do it themselves and it seals well!

Liz said...

I like that my kids can use their imagination and get creative.

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bxcrochet said...

I like that you can decorate them

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Mami2jcn said...

I like how easy it is.

Bobbi Mcmurry said...

that if we screw up it can be reopened

PaulineMilner said...

I really like that you can use them as jewellery as well. Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. Keep up the terrific blogging.

wilma2389 said...

I like that the children can use their imagination to make the globes.

Dorothy Teel said...

I like that a child can make these themselves and use their imagination in what they make, I think this would be a lot of fun for my granddaughters.

Kortney Nelson said...

I like that the child gets to make the globes themselves.

mogrill said...

I love the creativity aspect.
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Kerry said...

My daughter would love picking the characters out. I like how easy it seems.

Francine said...

I like that their creative

Stephen Alexander said...

I like that kids can be creative with it.

rebecca williams said...

I like that it has instructions but its also very easy!

Alicia Thibadeau said...

They are small and cute

elfqueen98 said...

I love the fact that you can build it yourself, what a great idea. Thanks for the giveaway.

Carol said...

I like the face that you can put it together with your kids because it is so simple.
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Mary Somerville said...

I like that they can use them in different ways when they are made.

Nikki Strong said...

I like that my daughter can make her own globe.

Ken Ohl said...

my niece would love to design a globe. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Wendy R said...

I like that it's easy to make and my kids can get really creative!

Mary said...

I love that there are so many choices for them to be creative.

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Gillian Morgan said...

I like that it looks easy to use.

Rose Red said...

I love the cute little animals that go inside, so adorable! I love these.

Xty C said...

I like the various colors

Terra H. said...

I like the cute characters that can be put in the globes. I like that they can be made into pencil toppers or jewelry. Thanks.
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mommy2one126 said...

My daughter would love this! Love that they are small and my daughter gets to create them herself :-)

Jennifer T. said...

I love that the kits include more than one. My child always seems to want to share with her friends.

Sue Hull said...

I like that there's enough for more than 1 child to do. I have 2 nieces who would love this.This looks so fun that I think I'd like to make one too.The little pony is so cute.Thank you for the fun giveaway :)

Christy Soares said...

I would just enjoy the one-on-one time with my eight year old. I have seven year old twins as well, and try to do something unique with each one, and this could be something different and a memory maker, for sure!!!

Kimberly said...

I like that the child gets to creative the globe

Victoria Carter said...

I like that this is a creative project that allows kids to make something. The fact that they are cute and colorful is a bonus.

tina reynolds said...

I love they can use so much creativity in making it unique.

Karolyn said...

The feature I like most...it will keep my little one entertained.

DistractedMommy said...

I like that there's different options (pencil topper, jewelry) to do with the finished globe!

janetfaye said...

I like that these are a craft that can be worn or displayed.

deniseyweesy said...

I like the inexpensive price

polly said...

I like they can be made into jewelry

Aleksandra Nearing said...

I think the instructions look like they're easy to follow.

rhonjerm said...

How to reopen the globes in case you forgot to add in one of the components or your child desperately needed to switch to a different character.

Natalie U. said...

Love that there are diffrent themes

Jan Lee said...

I like that it's all compact in one piece and doesn't have tons of glitter or sparkles that will get all over everything! :)

jcwega27 said...

I love how easy they are to make!

Karen Dwight said...

it gives my kids something to do while being creative. They will be proud of what they made and can give them as christmas gifts.

Cajunbabe said...

Looks easy to make and fun, too.

SHANNA ELIZABETH said...

Love the little characters =)

Courtney B said...

i like the option of kids making their own toys... ! so fun...

Courtney B said...

i like the option of kids making their own toys... ! so fun...

bxcrochet said...

I love how you can customize it,

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Malia said...

I like that it's something my daughter can make on her own.

Melissa Miller said...

I like the fact it is a craft something for kids to use their imagination

Kristen said...

I like that it's DIY because it's always fun to have something they made themselves.

Chantelle Knick said...

I like that it's a hands on activity for kids - my daughter could make these for gifts and be proud she did it herself...and she's been asking me to get these for her.

Ms Penny Pincher said...

I like that it isn't too complicated to figure out.

kim burnett said...

I like that my daughter can make her own globe.

Treesa said...

I really like that this is something other than computer games

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Maureen Zimmerman said...

Very cute, my daughter loves doing crafts, she'd really enjoy this!

Sam Stamp said...

I like how easy it is for the child to make the globes.

Allison Downes said...

I like that they can be creative with it

Thank you for the chance to win

Brandy Spann said...

I like that the product is user friendly so that the kids can do this on their own with little to no supervision.

Carey Miller said...

I like that my niece loves crafts and that I've found a great one for her to do!

Niclan80 said...

One of the features I like on Glitz Globes is that you can reopen the globes in case you forgot something or you want to switch to a new character.

Amanda Leach said...

Love how easy it is for kids!

Karen F said...

I like that the kids can be creative in making their own globe.

NomieRae said...

I like that the kids can do it themselves

Natasha said...

I love the size of them!

julie moore said...

that we can fix it if we mess up

Christine Jensen said...

I Love the cute little guys to put inside :)

Bo said...

I love that it's a craft that children can do by themselves without too much mess!

Pink and Green Mom said...

I like that the globes are small for tiny hands!

KV H said...

Kids can design their own snowglobes.

Kimberly said...

Love that it is a project the kids can make, but the end result is something they can continue to use!

Heather said...

I love that not only is it something my daughter gets to make for herself but it is something she can actually keep and display for a long period of time.

Fae said...

i like that you get to pick the character and put it all together!

Felicia said...

I like how it is not electronic. The kids will enjoy doing this and it is using their own hands.

Adrianne B said...

I love that they are customizable. Such a great idea!

Becca Ann said...

I love the variety of animals

Carl Ginger said...

A great craft toy for girls!

Marianna said...

I like the glitzi carousel

Raina said...

I love that it is a craft that my daughter and I can do together

shanta spradlin said...

I like how you can make it your own

cassandra mccann said...

I like that Glitzi Globe is a fun craft that my sister would really enjoy making

Natalie Schilla said...

I love the kids can do it all by them self and it is not messy

Kellie Conklin said...

I love that the bases are interchangeable and that there is a showcase for the completed projects! We never know what to do with many crafts when we finish, so having a place to keep them is fantastic! Thanks!

Susan Cook said...

I like all the different colors.

Nicole said...

I like how the bases are intechangeable and that it looke pretty easy to do.
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crystalf said...

I like that you can change the bases. It seems like it would be more fun for the little ones that way. Thank you!
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Beth Klocinski said...

I like that the kids can be creative without making a big mess

Heather De Luna said...

I love that the kids get to make the globe themselves - it is awesome!

amanda whitley said...

i like that its so easy my daughter could do this on her own.

MELINA said...

I like that the Glitzi Globes instructions also gives directions on how to reopen the globes in case you forgot to add in one of the components or your child desperately needed to switch to a different character.

kathy pease said...

I like that you make them yourself it sounds really fun :)

bac1 said...

i like thay the kids can do it on their own

Tanya White said...

I like how easy it is for my daughter to make.

Jennifer Q. said...

I like how this project is something that would really be exciting for my daughter, but not too difficult.

Allison Bahr said...

my daughter would love to pretend to be an elf and make the toys! How cool!
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Samii Meyer said...

I like that there are so many little creatures to choose from.

Nicole said...

I like that it is unique and seems like something my daughters would love.

amy16323 said...

they make it themselves

tavernie said...

I like that they get to make them by them selves!
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lisagee1234 said...

I like the little showcase that they can display all of their snowglobe creations on too besides the entire concept is really cool.

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candy said...

I like that it is easy enough for the kids to be able to do it and not have to watch wilcarvic
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Carolyn Daley said...

I like that this is a fun and unique gift for kids. The showcase is real nice to display the globes that they made.

Susan Smoaks said...

i like that it allows for creativity
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tlcfromtn said...

I like that they can design them thenselves

blew415 said...

my niece would enjoy the globes

Vikki Billings said...

I love that they are easy to put together and that they are so cute!
They are something that me and my nieces could make together.
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Christian Alejandro said...

The interchanging pieces make it fun and creative. lexbaylor27 at gmail dot com

Priscilla Benavides said...

I love that it teaches children creativity, I would love it for my niece!
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