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