We made paper plate snowmen globes in preschool

No Time for Flashcards is always such an inspiration to me and where possible, I share her ideas with our teachers so we can try them too! This week, our Pre-K classes borrowed Ali’s snowman – snowflake craft idea!

We gathered up…

  • Small and large paper plates (with a small circle cut out of the center of the plate)
  • Foil cupcake liners
  • Red ribbon
  • Construction paper shapes for the face and hat
  • Googly eyes or sticker dots
  • Glitter
  • Glue
  • Markers

Right out of the gate, the children started with the most challenging part of this activity! They folded their little foil cupcake liners into three parts then took the scissors and snipped a few small angled cuts along the folded edges of the foil liner…

I wondered if the children would be able to do this – and they really amazed me! They were very competent in folding and making their tiny cuts. A good sign that these children are getting lots of cutting practice!

So then the children were ready to open their snowflakes and smooth them out…

With the snowflake cutting completed, the children were ready to begin gluing their snowflake-snowman together…

They glued the foil cupcake liner on top of the hole cut out of the paper plate then flipped the plate over and added some glue to the front of the plate and sprinkled on a little glitter…

Next, the children worked on making the face of the snowman on a smaller paper plate…

Once the children completed their snowman face, the teacher in this class helped the children staple the snowman head and body together…

In the other class – the children added hats and scarves first:)

Super cute!

By |2011-01-06T23:09:53+00:00January 6th, 2011|

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Diane Ott January 7, 2011 at 12:13 am - Reply

    very cute,next week we have a snow curriculm and since I am a family childcare provider this might work for the mixed age groups that I have:)

    • Deborah J. Stewart January 7, 2011 at 8:03 am - Reply

      Definitely can be adapted for the different ages:)

  2. Kara January 7, 2011 at 9:38 am - Reply

    They came out so cute! Love the scarves on them- great way to hide the staples!

  3. Little Wonders' Days January 8, 2011 at 8:26 am - Reply

    So simple, but very cute!

    • Deborah J. Stewart January 9, 2011 at 12:38 pm - Reply

      I love simple:)

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