Making Indoor Snowballs
This three-step project allows kids to enjoy snowballs without the deep freeze. Make your own indoor snowballs for no-mess at-home fights or use them as pretty wintry decorations. All you need is some paper and plastic wrap.
1. Loosely crumple up paper into balls. Use newspaper or those pesky fliers they send home from school. (It's okay to enjoy this.) White or blue paper will give the best snowy effect.
2. With the plastic wrap still on the roll, lay it out on a table and roll the paper ball on it, Gather it up as you go, like rolling a snowball in snow. Continue to roll until the plastic wrap makes a nice smooth, opaque layer over the paper and glistens like ice.
3. Cut the plastic wrap. The grown-up should use a hairdryer to heat the edges just enough to fuse them to the snowball so they don't unravel.
Time to play. For once you can play with snow in the house. Snowball fight!
Find more indoor craft ideas in our Boredom Busters Guide for kids.