Kid-Friendly DIY Snow Globes

This Christmas, get kids crafting to turn plastic cups and small holiday decorations into fun and easy snowglobe ornaments.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Materials Needed

  • small plastic cups or wine glasses
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • small wooden discs
  • pipe cleaners
  • small holiday figurines and decorations
  • craft paint
  • paint brush

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Paint Wooden Discs

Using craft paint, cover both sides of wooden discs that will act as the base for the snow globes. Allow to dry completely.

Create a Scene

Using hot glue (parents help kids with this part) attach small decorations to painted disc to create a winter scene that will fit inside your cup.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Add Cup

Attach the inverted cup to the wooden disc with hot glue. Use a pipe cleaner or festive trim to hide the edges.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Add a Hanger

Again using a pipe cleaner, attach to the top with glue as a hanger.

Decorate Top and Display

Feel free to embellish the top of the snowglobe with pompoms, bows and more.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

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