Snowman in a Snow Globe Handprint Craft for Kids

This snowman craft is a cute, memorable winter keepsake.  It’s the perfect craft to do with that special baby or toddler in your life.  This craft is a great activity to do in a daycare, preschool, or Kindergarten class.  It’s so cute that you will want to keep it for years.  

Follow the directions below to make a snowman, a snow globe handprint craft.

Snowman handprint craft for little kids/

Materials: blue and brown construction paper, white paint, glitter, black Sharpie, glue, scissors

Step 1: Draw a large circle on a piece of blue construction paper.  It should take up half the page of a 9X12 (standard size) construction paper.  Cut out the circle.  I am not good at drawing circles’ free hand, so I cheated slightly.  I googled the snow globe template and printed it out. 

circle cut out to start your snowman handprint craft.

Step 2:  Next, you are either going to draw the bottom of your snow globe on the brown piece of construction paper or use the tracer to draw one as I did.  After you draw the bottom of the snow globe, cut it out.

a tracer of the bottom of the snow globe, used by children to trace.

Step 3: Glue the circle onto the bottom of the snow globe as shown in the picture below.

the circle and bottom pieces for your snowman handprint craft
The circle and bottom pieces of your snowman craft, glued together.

Step 4: The next thing you are going to do is paint the fingers, thumb and top part of your child’s hand with the white paint.  You only need to use a little bit of paint.  You should still be able to see their fingerprints through the paint.  Stamp their hand onto the bottom of the blue circle.  Let dry.

white paint, painted on the hand of a little girl to complete the craft.
The little girl is placing her painted hand on the circle to create the snow globe handprint craft

Step 5:  Help your child make little snowflakes around the globe.  To do this, place small drops of glue around the inside of the blue globe.  Have the child sprinkle glitter on top.

The little girl is decorating her snowman craft.
The little girl using glitter glue on her snow globe craft.
The little girl is enjoying creating her snow globe handprint craft.
Handprint snow globe craft

Step 6: Draw faces, buttons, and hats on the handprint snowman.  Each finger will be a separate snowman.  You can also add scarves to your snowman.

Step 7:Using glue, write your child’s name at the bottom of the snow globe. Sprinkle glitter over the glue.  Shake off excess glitter.

the completed snow globe handprint craft.