Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Ball Painted Snow Globe Craft

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Anything related to snow is such a fun theme for preschoolers... especially at our house when we live in California and don't get to see snow very much. My kids LOVE it when we do snow themed activities.

Last winter we made these simple ball painted snow globes as part of our snow themed preschool class featuring The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. We are finally getting around to sharing photos and a brief tutorial. They are so easy and the process is so fun!


  • blue, and black cardstock
  • small snowmen cut from white cardstock
  • white paint
  • marbles or small balls
  • large cardboard box
  • buttons or other embellishments
  • scissors
  • markers
  • glue
  • snow themed embellishments (foam snowflake stickers, etc)


To get started I cut out large circles from blue cardstock and then we put each circle inside a large cardboard box.

Next we dipped marbles and balls in white paint and then dropped them into the cardboard box.

The kids shook the boxes and rolled the balls around to make lines all over the blue cardstock.

After that we let the blue paper dry and then the kids glued snowmen cut from white cardstock onto their snowglobes.

They decorated their snowmen with buttons and markers and other embellishments (sequins, sparkles, and black cardstock hats). 

Finally they added some snowflakes and a large black triangle base to their snow globe and then we let everything dry!

The kids were so proud of their creations and the process was incredibly fun as well!

If you have some kids who love snow and snow themed projects, here are a few other favorite snowman themed activities we've shared!

13 Snowman Crafts and Activities for Kids

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