Igloo Crafts

Updated February 21, 2017

Create igloo crafts to decorate a classroom with a "winter" theme, for a birthday party or for a school project. You can make igloo crafts out of basic craft supplies and common household items--some projects are even edible! Igloo crafts are appropriate for all ages.

Igloo Cupcakes

Prepare a white cake mix according to the package directions. Bake cupcakes using the mix, following the time and temperature directions on the package. Let the cupcakes cool. Remove the paper baking cup from one cupcake and place the cupcake upside-down on a paper plate. Frost all sides and the top with white frosting. Place a mini white icing sugar doughnut on one side to be a door. Sprinkle the frosted cupcake with large sugar crystals or edible glitter for "snow." Repeat for the remaining cupcakes.

Sugar Cube Igloo

Place a dome shaped styrofoam form on a cake board or a piece of cardboard with the flat side down. The larger the foam shape, the larger the finished igloo will be.

Build the igloo using sugar cubes as the snow bricks. Pour white craft glue onto a paper plate and dip each sugar cube into the glue before adding it to the igloo. Start by making a ring of sugar cubes around the base of the igloo. Add a second ring of sugar cubes on top of the first. Continue adding rings of sugar cubes until the igloo is complete. Glue a small arch of sugar cubes to one side to make a door, and decorate if desired. Let the glue dry completely. Do not eat the sugar cubes once they are attached to the igloo.

Foam Igloo

Select a styrofoam ball the size of a softball. Place the ball on a tabletop or hard surface and apply pressure to the top of the ball with both hands. The bottom of the ball will flatten as you press, forming an igloo shape. Glue a 1-inch styrofoam ring to one side of the igloo to form the door.

Use a foam brush to coat the styrofoam with white craft glue. While the glue is wet, sprinkle the entire igloo with iridescent white glitter for snow. Let the glue dry before using.

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Sarah Emerald is the author of books and magazine articles specializing in crafts, family, business and the home, including Create and Decorate, Hilton Head Monthly and Crafts magazine. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from a small private college in the southeastern U.S.