Winter time is perfect for gathering the kids together and sharing some fun winter crafts for kids.
As we watched the snow falling outside our window the other day it seemed like we were looking at a giant snow globe.
It inspired this fun paper plate snow globe craft.
Last week’s snow, followed by super cold temperatures, meant we did a lot of staying inside and just looking at the winter wonderland outside our window. Thank goodness for these fun ways to beat cabin fever!
Kids crafts are always a fun way to beat boredom caused by being stuck in the house. You might want to check out this beautiful snowflake painting craft, too!
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Paper Plate Snow Globe
- Paper Plate
- Blue Construction Paper
- Plastic Wrap
- Clear Tape
- Glue Stick
- Silver Glitter Glue
- Fake Plastic Snow
To make your own snow globe craft, start by cutting the center out of a paper plate.
Use the center of the plate to trace a circle on blue construction paper.
Have your child use markers to draw a scene for their snow globe on the blue paper. My kids chose to draw a tree. Your child could also draw a snowman or Christmas tree.
Use the glue stick to secure a piece of plastic wrap to the inside of the paper plate so it covers the hole you cut out. Make sure to hold the plastic wrap snugly in place. Use a couple pieces of clear tape to help hold the plastic while the glue dries.
Once your child has finished drawing the scene for their snow globe, lay the construction paper on the plastic wrap.
Make sure you can see the drawing through the plate’s center.
Before taping the plate to the construction paper, it’s time to add a bit of snow to the snow globe!
We tried two different ideas. You can see how they worked out below and choose the one you like the best.
My daughter chose to paint the inner portion of plastic wrap with glitter glue and then sprinkle a bit more glitter on for a sparkly winter wonderland.
My son chose to use a bit of fake snow (you could also use a small amount of white confetti).
First he painted a bit of glitter glue onto the plastic wrap, and then he carefully sprinkled the snow on top.
Once your snow is in place, use clear tape to secure the construction paper circle to the paper plate.
If desired, your child can also decorate the outside of the paper plate.
This paper plate snow globe craft looks beautiful hanging up. It’s a fun winter decoration your child will be proud to show off.
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Originally published January 12, 2015.
susen @Dabbling Momma says
Fun! Amazing what can be done with a paper plate!!
Donna DM Yates says
How cute and imaginative! So simple too. Love it.