Paper Plate Snow Globes Craft With Template

I love the fanciful approach to crafts that makes fun little trinkets out of ordinary items. When I think of my favourite crafts to do with children, I think of craft paper, cotton balls, scissors, and paper plates. All the good stuff. For a unique and entertaining Christmas craft, you can make adorable Christmas snow globes out of these items. Paper plate snow globes are simple and creatively open-ended crafts that are suitable for all ages and skill levels.

Paper Plate Snow Globes Craft

This adorable craft has a snowman inside a snow globe made out of a paper plate. The craft follows 8 simple steps to complete and when you are done you will have a charming decoration for the mantle, wall, or even a scrapbook. It even comes with a free downloadable template!

Paper Plate Snow globes

Paper plates are easy to cut. Their round shape and natural framing makes them well suited to a variety of kids crafts. Paper plate snow globes take advantage of the plate’s perfectly circular base and easy to work with material. You get to decide how much of the plate you want to use. You can cut it close to the bottom to make it more globe-like or you can cut it closer to the center to give it a more domed appearance.

For this craft, I chose to go somewhere in between the two so I could have more of the plate to work with. When you choose the sky colour for your background, consider all the varieties of options including the full spectrum of blues, purples, pinks, etc. to set the stage for an atmospheric snow globe you will most enjoy.

Building a Snowman

The heart and soul of this craft is the snowman inside the snow globe. It’s so much fun to create the snowman figure, cover him with cotton “snow” and then create cute accessories for him to hold and wear. This is where the unique character of your snow globe really shines. You could also take a more traditional route by giving your snowman a corn cob pipe and a button nose.

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Paper Plate Snow Globes Craft

Paper Plate Snow Globe Craft

List of Supplies:

  • White paper plate
  • Coloured craft papers (blue, white, and yellow)
  • White embossed paper
  • Cotton (you can use cotton balls too)
  • Felt (blue, orange, grey, and black)
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Snow Globe Template
Paper Plate Snow Globes Craft in process

How To Make The Paper Plate Snow Globes Craft

Step 1

Select your paper plate for this craft. Select white embossed paper for the snow part, blue for the background, and any colour of your choice for the paper plate globe stand. I chose yellow. Trace and cut out the patterns from the selected papers.

Paper Plate Snow Globes Craft in process

Step 2

Cut one third or less of the paper plate to give it a snow globe look. Assemble and stick the paper patterns on the paper plate.

Step 3

Select different coloured felt fabrics for the snowman accessories. White paper for the snowman base and cotton to fill the base.

Paper Plate Snow Globes Craft in process

Step 4

Apply glue on the snowman base and fill it with white cotton.

Paper Plate Snow Globes Craft in process

Step 5

Stick the felt accessories on the cotton snowman one by one.

Paper Plate Snow Globes Craft in process

Step 6

Stick the hat, buttons, and the scarf.

Step 7

You can use black felt or black paper to trace and cut out pieces to craft the snowman’s face and hands. These parts are very small so it’s better to trace them by freehand.

Paper Plate Snow Globes Craft in process

Step 8

When you are done crafting the snowman, stick it on the paper plate snow globe to complete the craft.

Paper Plate Snow Globes Craft

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Paper Plate Snow Globes Craft

Paper Plate Snow Globes

Yield: 1 Snow Globe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: Under $5

Paper plate snow globes are creatively open-ended crafts suitable for all ages and skill levels. Customize your snowman however you like.

Materials

  • White paper plate
  • Coloured craft papers (blue, white, and yellow)
  • White embossed paper
  • Cotton (you can use cotton balls too)
  • Felt (blue, orange, grey, and black)
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Snow Globe Template

Instructions

STEP 1

Select your paper plate for this craft. Select white embossed paper for the snow part, blue for the background, and any colour of your choice for the paper plate globe stand. I chose yellow. Trace and cut out the patterns from the selected papers.

Paper Plate Snow Globes Craft in process

STEP 2

Cut one third or less of the paper plate to give it a snow globe look. Assemble and stick the paper patterns on the paper plate.

Paper Plate Snow Globes Craft in process

STEP 3

Select different coloured felt fabrics for the snowman accessories. White paper for the snowman base and cotton to fill the base.

STEP 6 Stick the hat, buttons, and the scarf.

STEP 4

Apply glue on the snowman base and fill it with white cotton.

Paper Plate Snow Globes Craft in process

STEP 5

Stick the felt accessories on the cotton snowman one by one.

Paper Plate Snow Globes Craft in process

STEP 6

Stick the hat, buttons, and the scarf.

Paper Plate Snow Globes Craft in process

STEP 7

You can use black felt or black paper to trace and cut out pieces to craft the snowman’s face and hands. These parts are very small so it’s better to trace them by freehand.

Paper Plate Snow Globes Craft in process

STEP 8

When you are done crafting the snowman, stick it on the paper plate snow globe to complete the craft.

Paper Plate Snow Globes Craft

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Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto.She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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Comments

  1. Thee are really cute and probably a lot easier to make then the toilet paper tube snowmen, my granddaughter and myself decided to make some snowmen with the tubes and well mine was an epic fail, even my granddaughter was laughing at it..lol

  2. I’d love to try this craft with my kiddos. It’s super cute and I have the materials needed for it at home already. 🙂

  3. These look so cute! I think my kids would love making them. We made hand print snow globes this year, but I think they would enjoy this craft as well.

  4. awwwe my girls would love to make these. and because we didnt have a family christmas dinner we have tons of plates left over that we could use a create some snowman with

  5. I’m not very crafty but I am confident I can make these snow globes with my nieces and nephew. They look easy and fun to make and not a lot of skill needed. I would even try to make a polar bear!

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