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Muddy Faces

Light-up snowballs

An easy-to-make but effective light-up winter feature for the snowiest of days.

Art & Creating


What you'll need

  • enough snow to make snowballs
  • lanterns or night lights

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Environmental Considerations

Consider the environmental impact of preparing, carrying out & completing this activity. Could this impact be reduced? Specific considerations for this activity could include:

  • leave no trace

Health & Safety Considerations

Follow your usual operating procedures and carry out appropriate risk benefit assessments.
Some considerations particular to this activity include:

  • naked flame

Step #1

Make a pile of snowballs.

Step #2

Place your lantern or nightlight on an open flat space.

Build your snowballs up loosely around the nightlight, leaving a hole in the side or top for when you are lighting the candle.

Step #3

Light the nightlight or lantern. Pop a snowball in the hole. Stand back and enjoy the snowy glow!

snowball lantern

Take it further:

  • create a path with a series of snowball lanterns.

Disclaimer: Muddy Faces cannot take any responsibility for accidents or damage that occurs as a result of following this activity.You are responsible for making sure the activity is conducted safely.

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Key Features

  • Age Range All Ages
  • Duration Less than an hour
  • Location Anywhere
  • Season Winter
  • Time of Day Night Time
  • Categories: Art & Creating
    ice & snow


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