Christmas Handprint Snow Globe Template

Christmas will be here before we know it. It is one of our favorite times of the year to bring out the paint and get creative. Download our free handprint snow globe template below and create a wonderful keepsake.

Create a winter wonderland keepsake with a handprint snow globe craft, a delightful addition to your lineup of Christmas activities for kids.

Let their creativity shine as they transform their handprints into a whimsical scene inside a snow globe, capturing the magic of the holiday season.

This is such a lovely way to get messy with the kids while creating happy memories.

christmas handprint snow globe template

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Snow globe handprint picture

You probably have all of the supplies to make this fun handprint snow globe.

Supplies needed:

How to make a snow globe picture:

This snow globe template is free to print but is for personal use or classroom use only. Scroll to the end of the post to get the pdf file.

Print out the template below, it will print out on one page and will print out in portrait. Make sure to check the printer settings.

free Christmas handprint template

You can of course print this on normal printer paper, but with all of our crafts, they always look better on cardstock.

Grab the supplies above and get creating!

Let the kids decide what color handprints they want to use. We have decided to use grey for the snow castle, but green or blue would also look amazing.

grey handprint

Use a small paintbrush to add a thin layer of paint to their hand. Make sure you have the wipes handy!!

Cover their hands with paint and place their hand with their fingers pointing to the top of the paper with their palm resting on the clouds.

Press down all along their hand to make sure the handprint transfers fully.

Pull the child’s hand up carefully, ensuring you don’t smudge the handprints.

Let it dry completely before coloring the snow globe and adding the marks to the snow castle.

Handprint Snow Globe

How to create a snow globe with kids?

When you have created your handprint keepsake why not make one with the kids?

Creating a snow globe with kids can be a fun and engaging activity.

Materials needed

  • Clean, empty glass jar with a tight-fitting lid (such as a mason jar)
  • Waterproof super glue or hot glue gun
  • Small waterproof figurines or plastic toys (e.g., miniature Christmas trees, snowmen, animals)
  • Glycerin (optional but helps the snowflakes fall slowly)
  • Glitter or fake snow
  • Distilled water
  • Clear waterproof silicone sealant
  • Ribbon or decorative elements (optional, for decorating the jar)


  1. Select small waterproof figurines or plastic toys that will fit inside the jar and represent the scene you want in your snow globe. Make sure they are dry and clean.
  2. Use waterproof super glue or a hot glue gun to securely attach the figurines to the inside of the lid. Ensure they are positioned firmly and won’t move around once the globe is assembled. Let the glue dry completely.
  3. Sprinkle some glitter or fake snow into the jar. Be mindful not to add too much, as it can clump together or make it difficult to see the figurines clearly.
  4. Fill the jar almost to the brim with distilled water, leaving a small space at the top. If desired, add a few drops of glycerin to the water. Glycerin helps the glitter or snowflakes fall more slowly when the snow globe is shaken. Leave enough space to avoid overflowing when the lid is placed on.
  5. Apply clear waterproof silicone sealant around the inside edge of the lid to prevent any leaks. Carefully screw the lid onto the jar and let the sealant dry completely.
  6. Before shaking the snow globe, ensure the sealant has dried thoroughly by gently tipping and rotating the globe to check for leaks. Wipe off any excess water if necessary.
  7. Decorate the outside of the jar with ribbons, stickers, or any other decorative elements to personalize the snow globe.
  8. Turn the jar upside down and shake gently to watch the snow or glitter fall around the figurines, creating a magical snowy scene.

Christmas books for toddlers

When you have finished being creative why not treat the kids to a new Christmas read aloud:

SaleBestseller No. 1
Little Blue Truck’s Christmas: A Christmas Holiday Book for Kids
  • Story about a little blue truck spreading holiday cheer
  • Encourages reading skills, counting, giving, holiday cheer
  • Count the trees from one to five and back again
  • Last page features lights that actually light up
  • Written by Alice Schertle
SaleBestseller No. 2
Moo, Baa, Fa La La La La!
  • Boynton, Sandra (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 16 Pages – 09/13/2022 (Publication Date) – Boynton Bookworks (Publisher)
SaleBestseller No. 3
Llama Llama Jingle Bells
  • Dewdney, Anna (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 14 Pages – 10/21/2014 (Publication Date) – Viking Books for Young Readers (Publisher)

Additional Christmas ideas

If you homeschool in the snow you can also enjoy these fun activities:


christmas handprint bundle

Need to print later? Add this to your Pinterest board or share it on Facebook. You’ll have it handy whenever you’re ready to use it!

Download our free snow globe handprint template

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables for kids work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

Last Updated on 18 July 2024 by Clare Brown

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