Quick and Easy Winter Crafts for Kids

Last week was a whirlwind with Christmas gatherings, parties, and having kids home on Christmas break. It is my favorite time during the school year because my kiddos are home with me. 🙂  After all of the toys have finally been opened and played with, there will be plenty of down-time. There is only so much sledding, snow fort making, ice skating and snow men you can build outside – although we are loving the snow!

Below are a few winter crafts that you and your kids can enjoy making, courtesy of Brooke Chateauneuf, Care.com Contributor.

  1. Homemade Snow Globes
    Put your old baby food jars to use to make a homemade snow globe – just add vegetable oil and glitter!
  2. Chewy & Louie
    This penguin duo is much quicker, easier, and even more adorable than the traditional gingerbread house.
  3. Melted Snowman Cookie
    Decorate cookies like a snowman with this fun melted snowman cookies craft.
  4. Lunch Bag Scrapbook
    Don’t toss the Christmas cards, use them to make a scrapbook with your kids.
  5. Snowman Crochet Pattern
    This is a cute and fun way to teach your kids to crochet this winter.
  6. Jolly Java Jackets
    Use the leg of a sock, festive embellishments, and fabric glue to make homemade cup holders to protect hands from too-hot coffee mugs.
  7. Glowing Snowmen
    Bring Frosty inside with these glowing snowmen using empty milk jugs.
  8. Paper Mache Igloo
    Using a balloon, paper, paste and water, make a gorgous paper mache igloo.
  9. Tree Cookies
    Tree Cookies make a special movie night treat or party dessert using cookie dough and M&M’s!
  10. Chocomint Blossoms
    Use your Christmas chocolates and peppermint to make this glorious combination that is too cute to eat.

Founded in 2006, Care.com (www.care.com) is now the largest online care destination in the world with 7 million members spanning more than 15 countries. Care.com provides a forum for families seeking care support to easily connect with hundreds of thousands of care providers, share care giving experiences and get advice. The company helps families address the unique lifecycle of care needs that each family goes through – child care, including special needs, senior care, pet care, housekeeping and more. Care.com also provides tools and information to help families make safer and more informed decisions throughout the search and hiring process, including monitored messaging, access to background checks, recorded references, and an online safety guide.

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