One of our favorite winter activities is bundling up and playing in the snow. But what do you do when you’re itching for a snow day, but Mother Nature has other ideas?
When cabin fever sets in — and there’s no snow — we like to pull out our craft bin, clear the table, and create our OWN snowy creations.
Here are a few ideas to get the flakes falling inside the house!
- Make your own snowflakes! Don’t live in a snowy area? No worries – you can make your own snowflakes to decorate your windows. Start with plain white paper. Fold the paper in half and use scissors to make snips along the edges in any shape you like (experiment by snipping triangles, circles or any other shape). Fold the paper again, then make more snip shapes. Keep folding and snipping until your paper is too small, then carefully open it up and surprise: instant snowflakes – without having to shovel! Ask mom or dad to help you tape them to your windows to create your own snowy scene.
- Indoor snowmen! Make your own snowmen without even leaving the house. You can use household objects like paper plates, empty toilet paper tubes and cotton balls to create your own family of snow people. Use your found objects to “build” your snowman with glue or tape. The, collect craft supplies like beads, buttons, string and pompoms to decorate it – use your imagination and creativity to make one-of-a-kind snowman art.
- Snow globe scenery! Create your own little winter wonderland, right in a jar! Ask mom or dad to save and wash out old glass jars with lids (a jelly jar is the perfect size). Look around for interesting “scenery” – like small evergreen branches, berries or other pieces of wintertime nature. You can also buy tiny ornaments or holiday scenery from your local craft store – like a tiny house or a sleigh. Flip the jar’s lid over and glue your pieces to the inside of the lid. Add some sparkly glitter or white sequins to the glass part, replace the lid, and you’ve got you own little winter scenery – minus the cold!
Here’s to warm and cozy crafting!