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.)
It was like looking at a giant snow globe, and it inspired us to create our very own paper plate snow globe craft.
To create your own paper plate snow globes:
First cut the center out of a paper plate. I used the cut out circle to draw a circle onto blue construction paper for each child, and then they drew their snow globe scene in the circle on the construction paper.
While they were busy drawing, I secured a square of plastic wrap to the inside of each paper plate. To hold it snugly in place, I used a bit of glue stick around the inner circle’s edge, followed by some clear tape to hold the outer portion of plastic wrap to the plate.
Once the snow globe scene has been drawn, lay the paper plate back onto the construction paper, making sure you can see the drawing through the plate’s center, and cut the paper around the plate’s outer edge.
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.
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 carefully sprinkled snow on top.
Once your snow is in place, use clear tape to secure the paper plate to the construction paper circle. My kids opted to decorate the outside of the plate with a bit of glitter glue. (You can never have enough sparkle!)
These paper plate snow globes look beautiful hanging up on the doors of our house.
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