White Christmas Crafts & Treats

We can't promise snow, but we can guarantee a white Christmas with these blizzard-inspired crafts and treats.

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Christmas Calendar

Francesco Lagnese

Christmas Calendar

Each day of December, kids can punch through a tissue-papered cup to find a surprise inside.

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How to Make an Advent Calendar

Watch this video to see how to make this very cool advent calendar.

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Season Opener

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Season Opener

Pin three feather boas ($4.50 each; ziggos.com) around a 16-inch wreath form. Wire together a group of ornaments and fasten around one section of the wreath.

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Festive Flakes

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Festive Flakes

Kids can glue small and large wagon-wheel-shaped pasta together to form delicate snowflakes.

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How to Make Clothespin Skier Ornaments

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Little Town

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Little Town

Turn milk cartons and cracker boxes into a magical holiday village.

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Snow Angels

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Snow Angels

Make these heavenly objects with a doily, yarn, and a wooden bead.

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How to Make an Angel Christmas Ornament

Watch this video to learn how to craft angel ornaments for your tree.

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Yuletide Gallery

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Yuletide Gallery

Cut white paper into holiday shapes and mount them on colored cardstock; hang them in your existing frames. Go to parents.com/silhouettes to download templates.

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North Pole Pals

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North Pole Pals

Stand pom-pom bears on top of clear rock candy for a cute winter scene.

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How to Make a Pom-Pom Polar Bear

Watch this video to see how to make these cute critters.

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Liner Lights

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Liner Lights

Cut silver cupcake liners edges in a scallop or star shape and layer with a white liner. Punch a hole in the bottom then slide around the base of the lightbulb.

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Spruced Up Treetop

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Spruced Up Treetop

Perch this snowflake on the peak of your tree for a real winter look.

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Snowdrift Meringue

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Snowdrift Meringue

These airy treats are as light as fresh snow but still burst with flavor.

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Paper Snowflake Tortillas

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Paper Snowflake Tortillas

Crafting meets cooking in this easy recipe. Since these goodies are hand-cut, no two snowflakes are alike!

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Sandwich Cookie Snowglobes

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Sandwich Cookie Snowglobes

Pop these vignettes into a tote box for a deliciously giftable treat.

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How to Make Sandwich Cookie Snowglobes

Watch this video to learn how to make adorable, edible snowglobes.

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Snowy Sandwiches

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Snowy Sandwiches

Bake up a storm using snowflake cookie cutters in a variety of shapes and sizes.

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Snowman Stacks

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Snowman Stacks

Put the kids to work dressing up Frosty and his friends. Keep your new pal cozy with a gummy scarf, mittens, and earmuffs. Don't worry—he won't melt!

Originally published in the December 2012 issue of Parents magazine.

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