Snowy decorations to make for the holidays

“Will we get snow for the holidays?” Everyone wants to wake up on 25 December to discover a winter wonderland outside their bedroom window. Even if you’re not one of the lucky ones whose dream comes true, here are some tips for easy crafts with a snowy feel you can make.

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

BABYBJÖRN Magazine – Holiday crafts for children and parents

Frosty paper snowflakes

Make a beautiful indoor snowfall! Cut out snowflakes from white paper. Make them in as many different sizes and patterns as you 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 you get frosty snowflakes that twinkle and glitter in the light. Tie thread through the top and hang them up.

BABYBJÖRN Magazine – Holiday crafts for children and parents

Snowy plastic beads

Do you have any fans of plastic beads at home? Let them loose with white or transparent plastic beads and pegboards until you have drifts of snowflakes to use as decorations. Hang snowflakes in 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

Snowfall mobile

You can make a festive snowfall mobile by threading marshmallows on cotton with the help of a sewing needle. Tie a knot or a plastic bead under each marshmallow to stop it sliding off the cotton thread. Hang them from a nice stick.

BABYBJÖRN Magazine – Holiday crafts for children and parents

Snowy-look tissue paper

If you want to cover up a dull, grey and not particularly wintry view, you can tape large decorations made of white tissue paper on your window. You can buy or make pom-poms or flowers of tissue paper (you can find many descriptions for making your own 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 lanterns

Make a lovely igloo lantern. Stack sugar cubes around a candle holder, making sure to keep a safe distance between the tealight and the sugar cubes. Stick the cubes together with icing or glue.

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 to light up the winter darkness.

Text and photos: Ida Köhler