Make snowy decorations for the holidays

“Will we get snow for the holidays?” Everyone wants to wake up on December 25 to a winter wonderland outside their bedroom window. Even if you’re not one of the lucky ones whose dream will come true, here are some tips for easy crafts that will give you a wintry feel inside.

BABYBJÖRN Magazine – Holiday crafts for children and parents
Easy crafts for adults and kids that guarantee snow for the holidays.
Photo: Ida Köhler

BABYBJÖRN Magazine – Holiday crafts for children and parents

Frosty paper snowflakes

Let it snow inside! Cut out snowflakes from white paper. Make as many different sizes and patterns as you would like: large, small, four-pointed, six-pointed, spiky and rounded. Pour some granulated sugar onto a plate, brush both sides of the paper snowflakes with glue, dip them in the sugar, and voilà! Frosty snowflakes that twinkle and glitter in the light. Tie a string through the top and hang them up.

BABYBJÖRN Magazine – Holiday crafts for children and parents

Snowy plastic beads

Do you have any beaders at home? Turn them loose on white or transparent plastic beads until you have piles of snowflakes to use as decorations. Hang them on your tree or use them as fridge magnets, necklaces, decorations on presents, brooches – a snowflake adds a touch of winter magic to just about anything!

BABYBJÖRN Magazine – Holiday crafts for children and parents

Snow mobile

You can make a festive snow mobile by threading marshmallows on a string using a sewing needle. Tie a knot or a plastic bead under each marshmallow to stop it from sliding off the string. Hang them from a branch for a rustic feel.

BABYBJÖRN Magazine – Holiday crafts for children and parents

Pom-pom snowflakes

If you want to cover up the dull, gray and not particularly wintry view from your windows, simply tape up large decorations made from white tissue paper. You can buy or make tissue paper pom-poms or flowers (there are plenty of DIY instructions online – it’s a lot easier and quicker than you might think). The light shines through the sheer paper for a delicate, wintry effect.

BABYBJÖRN Magazine – Holiday crafts for children and parents

Sugar cube igloo candleholder

Make a lovely igloo for a tealight. Stack sugar cubes around a candleholder, keeping a safe distance between the candle itself and the sugar cubes. Glue the cubes together (you can also use icing).

It’s a good idea to use small LED lights instead of tealights to avoid any worries of a sugar meltdown. And be creative – everything in white can have a snowy feel that lights up the winter darkness.

Text and photos: Ida Köhler