Snow Globe Fun

There's something magical about snow globes, so what could be more fun than to spend the day in a snow globe state of mind? Read on to find out how children can make their own snowmen snow globes using a few puff balls, clear plastic cups, and cellophane glitter. Extend the craft activity with snow globe language activities, sensory play, and a delicious snack. We've included some links to help you do just that!

Snowman Snow Globe Craft

What you need:

  • Clear Plastic Cups
  • Tag board
  • Clear Cellophane Glitter
  • Large and Small White Puff Balls
  • Small Google eyes
  • Plastic Beads
  • Old Lip Balm Caps (optional)
  • Glue
  • Scissors


Cut tag board into circles a little larger than the openings of the clear plastic cups. Give each child three puff balls --small, medium, and large-- to glue together in a stack from largest to smallest. Place the glue in old plastic caps so children can dip the puffballs into the glue for easy application. Give puff ball stacks time to dry completely.

Preschool Activities: 
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Once puff ball stacks are dry, let children add eyes and buttons to their snowmen. Old lip balm caps make great hats. Use a permanent black marker to make each cap black. Once dry, each child can dip a cap in glue and stick it on top of his or her snowman to make a top hat. Give snowmen time to dry completely.

Preschool Activities: 
Preschool Activities: 

Have children smear thin layers of glue to the tag board circles they will use as bases for their snow globes and the insides of their clear plastic cups. Have them sprinkle clear cellophane glitter over the layers of glue on the circles and sides of the cups. Remind them that too much glitter inside the cups will make it difficult to see the snowman inside. Once glitter has dried, have children dip the bottoms of their snowmen in glue and attach them to their tag board circles.

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Preschool Activities: 

Then, let children dip the rims of their plastic cups in glue and glue the cups upside-down over their snowmen to finish the snow globes. 

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Follow-up with more snowglobe themed fun:

Practice spelling CVC words and sort words by the long and short o sounds with these inventive activities from our site.

Snow Globe CVC Words

Snow Globe Sorting Long and Short O Words

Create a snow globe sensory table like this one from Teach Preschool.

Preschool Activities: 

Make these adorable snow globe snacks with a Oreo peguin sitting on top of a cookie. Add mini marshmallows to toothpicks. Use plastic cups instead of glass though to prevent any breakage if a snowglobe snack aaccidentally slips and falls.  

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