DYI Indoor Snow Lanterns

Making three of these snow lanterns took me 15 minutes, old yarn, glad wrap, a paper cone and normal crafts glue. When we did them with my the children, it took “a bit” longer, and we also decorated them with silver string and lila stars. The younger one (3) was quite tired when we did these, and he got quite quickly tired on putting the yarn on.

Here is how we made them:

  1. Make a paper cone the size  you wish the lantern to be
  2. Put loosely glad wrap around the cone. Make sure you cover the top end too (and don’t glue the yarn to the paper cone as we did 😉 )
  3. Use a brush to spread the glue all over the glad wrap.
  4. Twist old yarn (or similar) around the cone. It looks better if you don’t do it quite symmetrically but use short bits and  cross them over. Kids are better at this than adults! Make sure you leave bits of the glad wrap visible: when the glue dries it looks like ice and the lights shines better.
  5. Make sure you attach all the ends of the yarn properly by brushing over them with glue. I pretty much covered all the yarn with glue as well.
  6. Decorate if you wish to do so.
  7. Let it dry over night.
  8. Remove the cone.
  9. Let the lanterns shine light to the darkness with the help of small LED candles ( I wouldn’t try my like with real candles…).

I got the idea from the facebook group Lasten kanssa askartelevan ideapankki. The stars and silver string was our idea.







  1. […] left is the simple toddler craft I already blogged about. The last one to the right I made it like the lanterns here. But it got a bit dark and looked better when a friend just put a green led light inside of a white […]

  2. I should have seen this earlier! Maybe I should try to make one round lamp using the same idea for Chinese New Year! Red or orange yarn should do the trick. Now finding a round mould is a challenge! 🙂

    1. I tried making a green Christmas tree but it doesn’t look that good, it’s too dark. However, a friend just put a green led light into a white cone, and that looks like a shiny tree! But to make the lantern round will be a challenge… maybe you can use a balloon, which you pop when it’s dried? Let me know if you make them and how it went!

  3. Oh that’s awesome! I actually think this is a craft I could make with the teens and the 3 yr old, at the same time! 🙂 Thanks!

    1. How did it go? I assume it could be a good one for teens as well!

      1. LOL, I haven’t seen the other kids yet so we haven’t done it yet!

        1. Ok, let me know when you get around to it 🙂

  4. I’ve been wanting to try something similar but this is better! They look so nice in the dark.

    1. Glad you liked it too. Hope you have a good time making them 🙂

  5. They look really professional – the stars and silver string make them especially nice!

  6. I am making these tomorrow! Thanks!

    1. No worries, have fun!

    1. Hey, are you going to get together a Christmas Crafts category/list? Because you’re building up quite a collection!

      1. There is a category for ‘Christmas’ that would have all the crafts ideas. But also other things, so not at all a bad idea to think about how to organise posts to be easier to find! Thanks!

        1. Ok got it! Because I might want to link to it 🙂 Thanks!

    1. Thanks, I think the kids did well and rather have these to shed light than store bought candelabras 🙂

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