White Christmas Crafts & Treats
Each day of December, kids can punch through a tissue-papered cup to find a surprise inside.
Watch this video to see how to make this very cool advent calendar.
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.
Kids can glue small and large wagon-wheel-shaped pasta together to form delicate snowflakes.
Turn milk cartons and cracker boxes into a magical holiday village.
Make these heavenly objects with a doily, yarn, and a wooden bead.
Watch this video to learn how to craft angel ornaments for your tree.
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.
North Pole Pals
Stand pom-pom bears on top of clear rock candy for a cute winter scene.
Watch this video to see how to make these cute critters.
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.
Spruced Up Treetop
Perch this snowflake on the peak of your tree for a real winter look.
These airy treats are as light as fresh snow but still burst with flavor.
Paper Snowflake Tortillas
Crafting meets cooking in this easy recipe. Since these goodies are hand-cut, no two snowflakes are alike!
Sandwich Cookie Snowglobes
Pop these vignettes into a tote box for a deliciously giftable treat.
Watch this video to learn how to make adorable, edible snowglobes.
Bake up a storm using snowflake cookie cutters in a variety of shapes and sizes.
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.