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Muddy Faces

Light-up snowballs

A great activity for children to do when it is snowing. 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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