Cardboard Snow Globe Craft

Do you want to make a snow globe? It’s super easy.

With just a few basic materials, you will create a snow globe that allows a child to enjoy winter all year long.

Cardboard Snow Globe Craft

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We love making all kinds of Christmas Crafts for Kids (have a look at our Photo Snowglobe Craft for Kids and DIY Tabletop Paper Christmas Tree).

DIY Cardboard Snow Globe Christmas Craft

Snow is fascinating to kids!

Snow Globe Cardboard Craft

Now you can make this cardboard snow globe craft to help bring fun to their crafting lives.

Cardboard Snowglobe Paper Craft

How to Make the Cardboard Snow Globe Craft

What you need:

  • cardboard
  • pencil
  • acrylic paint (blue and red)
  • paintbrush
  • pencil
  • color papers (green and brown)
  • artificial snow
  • glue stick
  • twine string
  • scissors
  • star-shaped confetti
  • shiny beads
  • transparent foil or a sheet protector
Materials Used

Step by Step Tutorial

Go ahead and print out the snow globe template, then cut it out.

Step 1

Trace the template onto the cardboard three times and cut them out.

Step 2

The Background Part

Paint one cardboard sheet with blue.

You just made the background of the snowglobe.

Step 3

The Top Frame

We will need two frames, so cut out the inner parts on two cardboards.

Now use one of the cardboards that has an empty inner part.

Paint it red.

Step 4

The Christmas Tree Design

Draw a pine tree on green paper and cut it out.

Step 5

Cut out the tree trunk for your tree.

Step 6

Add the Christmas tree to the trunk.

Add tiny shiny beads (gem sequins) to the tree.

At this point, you can add whatever decorations you’d like!

Step 8

Glue the tree to the cardboard that you’ve painted blue and add some star-shaped confetti to it.

Step 9

The Middle Frame

It’s time to use our second frame (the cardboard that we’ve cut out the inner part).

Glue it on top of the blue cardboard that has a tree.

Step 10

Take artificial snow and add it to the design.

Throw the pieces into the center – do not glue the snow because we want the flakes to move around when we finish our project.

Step 11

The Transparent Part

Trace around the red frame with a marker onto the transparent foil – you can use a sheet protector or any other transparent material.

We need a piece of transparent foil that is bigger than our “hole” in the frame. 

Step 12

Our transparent foil should cover the part where our tree is.

Cut out the foil and glue it over the cardboard frame.

Now our snowflakes are caught in between and can move freely.

Step 13

Glue the red frame on top of it.

Step 14

Now with everything together, you’re going to add the twine.

Step 15

Once you add the twine, you have a beautiful cardboard snow globe craft that you can enjoy for the holidays.

Step 16

The great thing about this activity, you can add whatever you want into the middle of the globe.

Snow Globe Cardboard Paper Craft

Go on and shake your snowglobe.

Cardboard Snow Globe Christmas Craft

Isn’t it beautiful?

DIY Cardboard Snow Globe Craft

Have fun crafting your very own Christmas tree snowglobe.

DIY Cardboard Snow Globe Xmas Craft


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