This Paper Plate Snow Globe Craft is a lovely representation of a snowy winter – and proof that you can make a snow globe from paper plates!
I know many adults who scoff at certain things, like toys, thinking they’re above all that now that they’re adults. However, show anyone a snow globe with the snow falling all over the place and everyone is sure to pause for a moment, enthralled by the vision. That’s the power of the simple snow globe!
The origin of the snow globe is interesting – it was accidentally invented by a person who made surgical instruments! Erwin Perzy was trying to create an extra bright surgical lamp, but in the process, the falling particles reminded him of snowfall. One thing led to another, and he ended up building a snow globe featuring an Austrian basilica!
How about we try making a cute paper plate snow globe craft to celebrate the maker of the snow globe? Here are all the instructions you need – the only other thing you need is paper and paper plates!
Easy and Fun Paper Plate Snow Globe Craft
- Two white paper plates
- Piece of cardboard or brown craft paper
- Craft paper in different colors like white, blue, black, light green and dark green
- Pom poms
- Sharpies or markers in different colors
- Craft glue
How to make the Paper Plate Snow Globe Craft:
1. Let’s start with the base of our Paper Plate Snow Globe Craft – Cut out a circle of blue craft paper that fits inside the paper plate.
2. Stick the blue circle inside the white paper plate.
3. Cut out a curvy shape out of white paper to represent the snowy ground in our winter scene. Stick it on the bottom of the blue circle.
4. Cut out pine trees from green craft paper – use different shades of green to make it interesting! Stick the trees on top of the snow. Notice that you can’t see one of the tree trunks – it’s buried in the snow!
5. Now that our Paper Plate Snow Globe Craft base is ready, let’s keep it aside for now. You know what our snow globe is missing – a snowman! Cut out a snowman shape from white paper – it’ll look like the picture below.
6. Cut out a hat from black craft paper and stick it on top of the snowman.
7. All that you need to do to complete the snowman is some detailing. Use your markers to add eyes, a smile, buttons and a cute little carrot nose!
8. Time for our snowman to enter the Paper Plate Snow Globe Craft! Use glue to stick him on the snow.
9. Cut out another curvy shape of white paper and stick it so that it covers the remaining tree trunk, so it looks like the ground is covered in snow. Cut a wide strip of craft paper that is long enough to go around the entire paper plate. Stick this on the paper plate, so it forms a frame of sorts.
10. Take your second paper plate and cut out a large circle in the middle, about the size of the blue circle from Step 1. You’ll be left with a circular frame – paint it blue and stick it on top of the strip from the previous step.
11. Fill your snow globe with little blue pom poms. Attach a cardboard base to the paper plates and that’s it – your Paper Plate Snow Globe Craft is done!
A snow globe also makes a pretty and economical gift this season – just make sure you get one featuring something your loved one likes, and they’re sure to beam with happiness! Or you could simply make this paper snow globe – nothing like a handmade gift!
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