Snow Globe Craft Project

You know that the teachers at Adventure Learning Center love a good craft project. Arts and crafts are a great way to tap into a child’s creativity and whimsy. They are also a great way to foster important critical thinking skills. One of our favorite ways to do that is with this snow globe craft project. It is an easy craft that can be customized for any age or skill level. Let us show you how.

Snow Globe Craft Project

The basics of this craft is pretty simple. You may have most of the craft supplies in your home already.

A Snow Globe Craft Project

A Snow Globe Craft Project


  • A clear plastic disposable plate or bowl
  • blue construction paper
  • black construction paper
  • cotton balls
  • a small picture of your child
  • glitter, confetti or any other fun bits
  • crayons, colored pencils or marker
  • white paint (optional)
  • a hot glue gun (for parental use only)

How To:

Trace the outside of the clear bowl or plate on the blue construction paper. Cut the black construction paper in the shape of a trapezoid to make the base of the snow globe. Now you have the basic structure of the snow globe.

The next step can be modified depending on your child’s age. Younger children will need more guidance while older kids can be free to let their imaginations run wild. Ask them to make up a story about what it would be like to live in a snow globe. You can prompt them with the following questions:

  • What do you think it would be like to live in a snow globe?
  • What would you have in your snow globe with you?
  • How did you get in the snow globe?
  • What is your favorite part about living in your snow globe?

Help the younger children to write out their stories. The older children can practice their writing skills as they formulate their stories. All kiddos will benefit from the exercise in critical thinking as they formulate a beginning, middle and end for their stories. Questions like, how would you leave your snow globe, will help foster those problem solving skills that will help serve them throughout their life.

Projects like these truly help foster more than just creativity. It is learning while they play! This is a value we take to heart at Adventure Learning Center. If you have any questions about how ALC fosters learning through playtime, contact the office (636)394-0600.