Let’s make a paper plate snowglobe craft! This fun winter craft is great for kids of all ages and uses supplies you already have on hand as well as some of our free printable coloring pages as a printable snowglobe template. These kids snow globe craft ideas can be modified for any occasion and used at home or in the classroom.
Snow Globes for Kids
This winter craft is perfect for kids of all ages. You can create a winter scene with polar bears, penguins, or snowmen, or make a Christmas one as we did.
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How to make a paper plate snowglobe
We are going to use a paper and a plastic plate, along with fake snow and a few other items to make this fun winter craft with kids.
–>Use our free printable Christmas coloring pages to make the background for your snowglobe.
Supplies needed to make a paper plate snowglobe
Instructions for making a paper plate snowglobe
Using blue paint and a paintbrush, paint your paper plate dark blue. This will represent the night sky behind the pictures you color and stick on.
Decide which pieces of the Christmas coloring pages you are going to include in your snowglobe. Color those images using pencils, markers, paint, or crayons.
Cut out the images that you colored in (an adult should help with this). Glue them onto the paper plate that you painted earlier. Add a little more glue around the images and press some fake snow on top. Set the plate aside to dry before moving on to the final step.
If you want more glitter and sparkle on your plate, then use glitter glue to add stars. You can also add more sparkle to the reindeer, Rudolph’s nose, and Santa’s sleigh. Make sure you set it aside to dry completely before doing the final step.
Put a little more buffalo snow onto the plate. Using the hot glue gun, attach the clear plastic plate over the top of the paper plate.
Craft tip: Make sure that the edges are sealed completely so that none of the snow falls out when the kids shake it.
Our finished paper plate snowglobe
Our Experience Making This Snow Globe craft
My son adores snow globes. He has a massive collection that decorates his room. Shelves upon shelves of them from events, states, even other countries. He loves them.
Which is why I knew we had to make this snow globe craft. And he loved it. He loved the glitter, the coloring, the paper cutting. Like it was so easy for him to make.
He wanted to add some extra stuff to his, which was totally fine. He turned the Christmas trees a little more festive by decorating them with mini pom poms. This really is the best winter crafts, that I think all kids will love.
- 1 large paper plate
- 1 large clear plastic plate
- Our free printable coloring pages
- Pencils, crayons, markers, or paint
- Artificial snowflakes – we used Buffalo snow
- Glue stick
- Glitter glue (optional)
- Hot glue gun (with a glue stick)
- Paint your paper plate with blue paint and set it aside to dry.
- Print out the coloring pages and color in the images that you want to include in your snowglobe.
- Attach the images to your paper plate using the glue stick.
- Spread a little more glue around your plate and press snowflakes onto it. Set it aside to dry completely.
- Once dry, sprinkle a little more fake snow onto the paper plate, and then using the glue gun attach the plastic plate over the top of the paper plate.
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Have you made a paper plate snowglobe craft with your kids?