Super Cute Christmas Paper Plate Snowglobe Craft for Kids

Let’s make a paper plate snowglobe! 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 snowglobe scene template.

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Make a paper plate snowglobe craft with kids this Christmas.

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 to make a paper plate snowglobe christmas craft
Use pencils, coloring pages, a paper and a plastic plate to make a snowglobe.

Supplies needed to make a paper plate snowglobe

Instructions for making a paper plate snowglobe

how to make a paper plate snowglobe
Paint your paper plate with dark blue paint to represent the night sky.

Step 1

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.

A Christmas coloring page being colored in with pencils.
Color in your Christmas coloring page using pencils, crayons, paint, or markers.

Step 2

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.

Christmas images being glued to a paper plate to make a snowglobe.
Cut out your images and glue them onto the painted plate with a little fake snow.

Step 3

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.

A paper plate snowglobe with buffalo snow inside.
Glue a plastic plate over the paper plate to make your snowglobe.

step 4

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

Santa and reindeer Christmas paper plate snowglobe craft.
A Christmas paper plate snowglobe craft for kids.
Yield: 1

Paper Plate Snowglobe Craft

Christmas paper plate snowglobe craft for kids

Make this Christmas paper plate snowglobe craft with kids this winter.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Difficulty Medium
Estimated Cost $10

Materials

  • 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)

Tools

  • Hot glue gun (with a glue stick)
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Paint your paper plate with blue paint and set it aside to dry.
  2. Print out the coloring pages and color in the images that you want to include in your snowglobe.
  3. Attach the images to your paper plate using the glue stick.
  4. Spread a little more glue around your plate and press snowflakes onto it. Set it aside to dry completely.
  5. 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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