Lately, we’ve been on a winter craft extravaganza!
Since Christmas is nearing an end, we want to replace all of our Christmas kids’ crafts with winter crafts!
So far we’ve made a footprint penguin craft, played with a polar bear memory game, made a walrus arctic animal craft, and last week, made a cool window cling snowman craft.
Today, we’re sharing how to make a puffy paint snowglobe craft using cardstock and homemade puffy paint!
Read on below to see just how easy it is to make with your kids or students. Also, be sure to check out all of our fun winter crafts for kids.
Snowglobe Craft For Kids
This puffy paint craft is so much fun for kids to make and use, plus it’s so simple to whip up!
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Elmer’s Glue
- Shaving cream
- Snowglobe template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Make the homemade puffy paint by mixing equal parts shaving cream and Elmer’s glue in a bowl. An 1/8 cup of each was more than enough to cover 2 snowglobes. You’ll know it’s the perfect consistency when it looks like marshmallow fluff.
Print out the template for home or school depending on how many copies you need. Cut out all the pieces.
Start by gluing the star to the top of the tree.
Next, glue the ornaments all over the tree.
Finish up the tree by gluing the trunk to the bottom and back of the tree.
Create the snowglobe by gluing the snowglobe base to the ball.
Place the completed Christmas tree in the middle of the snowglobe ball and glue it in place.
Take the puffy paint and paint a bunch of snow on the bottom of the snowglobe and snowflakes all around the snowglobe ball.
That’s it! My kids enjoyed making these puffy paint snowglobes, but what they liked, even more, was feeling the puffy paint after it dried! It’s so fun to poke and prod at since it dries squishy and foamy.
If you’re looking for a fun winter craft to do with your kids or students, don’t forget to enter your email in the form at the bottom of the page to get the free template.
Winter Unit For Kids
Keep going with the winter-themed fun! Create an entire winter unit study for kids loaded with fun activities, crafts, and more. Below are some of our favorite ideas.
First up on our list are books. We love all the benefits of reading aloud. It can help your child in so many ways including helping to improve their vocabulary, increase focus, and increase reading comprehension.
Below are some popular winter books for kids:
The Biggest Snowman Ever – When the mayor of Mouseville announces the town snowman contest, Clayton and Desmond claim that they will each make the biggest snowman ever.
The Snowy Day – This story shows a child’s wonder at a new world and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.
Sneezy The Snowman– Sneezy is COLD! And he’s trying to warm up without success. But, the kids know exactly how to help him!
Kids’ Winter Crafts
We also love to do lots of crafts! Kids will love crafting because it’s fun, creative, and a great way to relieve stress. They’ll also learn how to use scissors properly while improving fine motor skills; following instructions, and increasing confidence!
Try adding in some of our favorite winter crafts:
Photo Eskimo Craft – Take your little one on a winter adventure with this easy photo craft. You can turn them into an eskimo in no time! This is perfect for getting kids in the winter spirit while staying inside during cold days.
Snowglobe Olaf Craft – This paper snowglobe Olaf craft is so easy and fun to make; it’s great for winter. All you need are a few simple supplies. It’s perfect for Disney fans!
Snowman Paper Plate Craft – This easy snowman craft is perfect for kids! This fun winter activity will keep them entertained and having fun. No painting is required, just some paper and markers. Have a blast creating these cute decorations with the whole family this winter.
Penguin Headband Craft – Kids will love making this adorable headband. They are easy to make, and you can either print them out or make them from paper. What kid doesn’t want a cute little penguin on their head? This is the perfect craft for winter!
Winter Kids’ Activities
These snowy owl worksheets are a perfect winter activity to keep your kids learning and engaged. These activities include a letter s maze, a handwriting page, and a label the snowy owl page.
Kids love dot to dots and these polar bear dot to dot printables are a fun winter activity. This classic activity helps kids develop fine motor skills and helps them practice counting!
Want to help your kids with their scissor skills over winter break? These free printable penguin cutting activity printables are perfect for practicing those skills. Just download, cut them out and have fun!
More Winter Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock
- Liquid Elmer's glue
- Shaving cream
- Snowglobe template
- Make the homemade puffy paint by mixing equal parts shaving cream and Elmer's glue in a bowl. An 1/8 cup of each was more than enough to cover 2 snowglobes. You'll know it's the perfect consistency when it looks like marshmallow fluff.
- Print out the template for home or school depending on how many copies you need. Cut out all the pieces.
- Start by gluing the star to the top of the tree.
- Next, glue the ornaments all over the tree.
- Finish up the tree by gluing the trunk to the bottom and back of the tree.
- Create the snowglobe by gluing the snowglobe base to the ball.
- Place the completed Christmas tree in the middle of the snowglobe ball and glue it in place.
- Take the puffy paint and paint a bunch of snow on the bottom of the snowglobe and snowflakes all around the snowglobe ball.