The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- Die-cut a stack of Snowglobe shapes using copy or construction paper.
- Die-cut one Snowglobe using chipboard for the bottom of the notepad (Figure A).
- Die-cut a blue Snowglobe using construction paper. Cut away the middle of the Snowglobe on the perforation lines.
- Adhere the blue trimmed Snowglobe middle to a Snowglobe. Attach a deer, snowman or tree, decorate with crayons or markers and add details. You can use patterned paper for the tree, if desired.
- Students can also draw their own design in the center of the Snowglobe.
- Align the stack of Snowglobes with the decorated one on the top and the chipboard Snowglobe on the bottom.
- Use binder clips to hold the Snowglobes together, along the sides, near the bottom (Figure B).
- Apply the padding compound (available at a stationery or office supply store or online) evenly with a small paint brush to the bottom, following directions on the package. (The notepad functions best if the padded area is more straight than curvy.)
- Allow to dry, and reapply one or two more times. The padding compound can be spread out while still wet and dries clear (Main Photo).
- Students can discuss seasons and the weather (Figure C).
- Almost any die-cut can be transformed into a unique and special notepad.