This winter snow globe craft is bright and colorful and so fun to make! Chalk pastels on black paper help make these snow globes extra vivid. We love chalk pastels, they are messy but fun and kids love exploring blending different colors together.
This is a great open-ended art project, kids can use their imagination to create any winter wonderland scene they like. I love the crown my daughter put on her snowman!
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Create your own winter snow globe craft with chalk pastels
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- Black pastel paper, black scrapbook paper would also work
- Chalk pastels
- Free snow globe printable – download below
- Colorful cardstock for the bottom of the snow globes
- Clear contact paper
1. First, print and cut out your snow globe template. Use your template to cut out the top in black pastel paper or cardstock and the bottom out of colorful cardstock.
2. If your kids have not used pastels before, have them practice with them on some scrap paper. They can try making simple lines, blending two colors together with their fingers, and using the long edge of the pastel to create texture.
3. Once kids are familiar with drawing with pastels, they can go ahead and create their snow globe art. Have them start with the snow.
We wanted our snow globes extra fun and colorful so made the snow with bright blues, pinks, and purples. Kids can try blending the snow colors together with their fingers to create some interesting textures.
Next, they can move on to their snowman, using any color they like. I love the bright pink one! Have your kids dress their snowman in a hat, scarf, mittens, or whatever accessory they choose.
Finally, kids can add in a tree and some colorful snowflakes to finish off designing their snow globe.
4. Now would be a good time for kids to write their name, the year or any message they would like on the bottom of the snow globe with a sharpie. I wish we would have done this before I used contact paper on ours. I would have loved to have my daughter write her name and the year on hers!
5. This next step can be a bit tricky, so is best done by an adult. Place the colorful bottom of the snowglobe on top of the black circle just slightly. Using clear contact paper cover the entire snow globe, pressing down firmly.
This helps to keep the chalk pastels from smudging so you can enjoy this snow globe craft for years to come. Cut around the edges, leaving about 1/8-1/4 of an inch of contact paper around the whole craft.
I love the unexpected colors used to create our snow globe craft. They turned out so vibrant and using the pastels on black paper really makes them stand out.
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If you are looking for some more chalk pastel projects check out these stunning chalk pastel sunsets with kids (they are gorgeous!). For more winter art ideas you will also love this snowflake watercolor winter art, so easy and it looks amazing!
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