Winter Snow Globe

Winter Snow Globe lesson plan

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.


  • 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 sculp


  • 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.