Kids' winter craft: Snowball lanterns to brighten up your home You'll want to make and display a few of these brilliant snowballs to light up your home during the dreary days of winter. Have your kids make a few in varying sizes to get our look. By Jeromina Topaloglu 2013-01-03 00:00:00 Photography by Ryan Brook/TC Media These snowball lanterns are perfect for any winter celebration. Round paper lanterns come in a variety of sizes, as small as 10 cm (4 inches) in diameter. For safety, use only battery-operated tealights; do not use tealight with open flame. You need: • Round white paper lantern • Polyester fibrefill • Paintbrush • White glue • Water • Hairspray • Battery-operated tealight "candle" Take a look at a larger image of the finished snowball lantern craft. To make: 1. With brush, apply a generous layer of glue to one-quarter of lantern's surface. 2. Stretch and flatten a small handful of polyester fibrefill until approx 1 cm (1/2 inch) thick. Quickly apply fibrefill to wet glue, pressing gently. Hold until set. 3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until entire surface of lantern is covered. 4. Wet hands copiously with water; move hands over fibrefill, gently pressing, until surface is smooth. 5. Holding hairspray 15 to 20 cm (6 to 8 inches) away from the surface of the lantern, spray generously to set fibrefill. 6. Place battery-operated tealight "candle" on bottom wire of lantern. This story originally appeared in the January 2013 issue. Subscribe to Canadian Living today and never miss an issue!