Winter Snow Globe


Use Crayola® Model Magic to create a miniature winter scene inside a plastic cup.


1. Talk with your classmates about winter weather and changes you see in nature in temperate climates or in your area. Which birds do you see in winter? What is the weather like? What kind of snow makes the best sculptures? How do trees look? Imagine a wintry scene that you can build in miniature, inside a plastic cup.

2. With Crayola® Colored Pencils, trace around a clear plastic cup turned upside down on cardboard. Cut out the circle with Crayola Scissors.

3. If your scene has a snowy base, cover the cardboard circle with white Crayola Model Magic. Using other colors of Model Magic, build a snow sculpture, evergreen trees, cardinals, or any other winter items that will fit inside your cup. Add Crayola Glitter Glue for sparkling snow and ice crystals. Dry.

4. Draw a ring of Crayola School Glue around the outside edge of the base. Press the cup's edge into the glue. Dry.

Safety Guidelines

Adult supervision is required for any arts & crafts project. Observe children closely and intervene as necessary to prevent potential safety problems and ensure appropriate use of arts and crafts materials. Some craft items, particularly beads and buttons, are potential choking hazards for young children. Avoid use of such small parts with children younger than 3 years. Craft items such as scissors, push pins and chenille sticks may have sharp points or edges. Avoid use of materials with sharp points by children younger than 4 years. Read all manufacturers' safety warnings before using arts and craft supplies.

Glitter Glue— WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD—Small parts. Not for children under 3 years. Not for use on skin.

Crayola Modeling Materials including Crayola Model Magic®, and Model Magic Fusion™, Crayola Air-Dry Clay, and Crayola Dough—

  • Keep away from open flames. Do not use to make candleholders, hot plates, trivets, or other similar objects that will be used or placed near fire and other heat sources.
  • Do not put in an oven, microwave, or kiln.
  • Do not make into vessels/containers that will hold unpackaged food.
  • The use of modeling material to make items that look like food is discouraged for children younger than age 5 to avoid their confusion with real food.
  • Unless sealed with a water-resistant glaze, do not make projects exposed to or immersed in water, such as boats or outdoor bird feeders. They would disintegrate when exposed to moisture.
  • Crayola Dough—contains gluten (wheat flour) as an ingredient.
  • Crayola Air-Dry Clay, Crayola Model Magic and Model Magic Fusion are gluten-free. However, they are produced on the same machinery as Crayola Dough which does contain gluten. Although the machines are cleaned prior to the start of each production run, there is a slight possibility that trace amounts of gluten from Crayola Dough may be present in the other modeling compound products. For information regarding specific ingredients or allergic concerns, please call our Consumer Affairs department at 1-800-272-9652 weekdays between 9 AM and 4 PM Eastern Standard Time.

Scissors—ATTENTION: The cutting edges of scissors are sharp and care should be taken whenever cutting or handling. Blunt-tip scissors should be used only by children 4 years and older. Pointed-tip scissors should be used only by children 6 years and older.


  • Make three more globes, one for each season. Display them as part of an in-depth study of weather patterns, animal habits, outdoor sports, and the effects of the Earth's rotation around the sun.
  • With white Crayola Metallic Colored Pencils on dark paper, create a snow sculpture, penguin, or polar bear at night. Experiment with paint and other art media to create similar effects.
  • Fold construction paper in half and in half again to get four sections. Choose a tree, rabbit, or another familiar natural object. Use Crayola Crayons to show it in each of the four seasons.

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crayola supplies
  • Colored Pencils
  • Model Magic®
  • No-Run School Glue
  • Glitter Glue
  • Blunt-Tip Scissors
household supplies
  • cardboard
  • plastic cup



  • Pre-K and Kindergarten
  • Grades 1 to 3
  • Grades 4 to 6
  • Special Needs


  • Science
  • Visual Arts


  • 30 to 60 minutes


  • Students recall and gather information about the winter season, including weather conditions and changes in plant and animal life in temperate climates.

  • Students create miniature sculptures of a winter scene that fits inside a plastic cup.

  • Students with special learning needs or younger children make a list of winter scenes, find pictures of winter scenes, and perhaps sketch their ideas first. Those with physical challenges work with a partner or use adaptive equipment to create their sculptures.


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