Our daughter has always loved snow globes. We have made real snow globes with her but this time wanted a winter craft that was a little different. This cute snow globe craft is made with two paper plates, a Ziploc bag, lots of paint and white pom-poms. This winter craft turned out very cute. Because this craft involves a lot of waiting and a good bit of fine motor skills it is better suited for a slightly older crafter as a toddler would quickly loose interest.

What you'll need:

  • Two paper plates
  • Paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Markers, crayons, stickers, etc.
  • White pom-poms
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Scotch tape
  • Large Ziploc bag
  • Staples or Glue-dots (available at craft stores)

How to make your Paper Plate Snow Globe

  1. Cut the center circle out of a paper plate. Let your child paint the underside of the paper plate (ie: the non-food side) any color they would like.
  2. Have your child paint a second paper plate any color they would like (paint the "food side" of this plate). We went with blue so it would look like a sky.
  3. Once the full paper plate is dry have your child put together a winter scene in the center of the plate. Remember you won't really see the edges of the plate, so encourage them to stay in the middle. We made a snowman out of the paper plate cut out from step one and dotted on white paint with the handle of the paintbrush for snow.
  4. While the winter scene dries, cut the edges off of a Ziploc bag. What you want is the back piece of the bag (the part with no writing on it). This will be the window of your snow globe. (note: we originally tried saran wrap but found that it was too frustrating for both the preschooler and for the adults! The Ziploc bag doesn't curl and stays where you put it.)
  5. Cut the Ziploc bag to fit the circle and use scotch tape to secure it to the non-painted side of the plate with the hole in the center.
  6. Once the winter scene on the intact paper plate is dry, lay your pom-poms on top of the plate.
  7. Using either glue dots (we love these!) or staples attach the top plate to the bottom plate to complete your snow globe.
paper plate snow globe craft

snow globe craft step 1

kids snow globe step 2

snowman craft step 3

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winter snow globe craft step 5



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