Winter Break Fun: 6 Holiday Crafts
When school's out and the kids are at home, there are a lot of hours to fill. To help you beat the boredom, we've collected 6 Winter Crafts that you and your children can do together.
No-Sew Sock Penguin (via Easy Peasy and Fun)
Everyone has a sock in the laundry pile that's missing its buddy. Why not use one of them to make an adorable penguin? Your kids will have a blast dressing up this little guy for the cold weather. Another mismatched sock is the perfect hat, while a scrap of ribbon makes a cute scarf.
Beaded Snowflakes (via Naturally Educational)
With a few pipe cleaners and a handful of beads, you can make it snow indoors! This project is a great way to keep kids busy when it's too cold to play in the actual snow. You can loop a ribbon around one of the stems and hang your kiddo's masterpiece in the window for all to see!
Colorful Votive (via Craftideas.info)
Shine some light on the darkest season of the year with this inexpensive craft. Children 5 years and older can help by tearing up scraps of translucent paper and layering them on the jar. If you want to skip the real candle, pick up a flameless tea light to cast that same cozy glow.
Snowman Puppet (via I Heart Crafty Things)
Add a new element to story time with a snowman puppet! Not only do puppets make reading more interactive, they encourage your little one to use their imagination and help them develop communication skills. In a few simple steps, your child can turn a paper bag into a friendly snowman.
Frosty Pinecones (via Kids' Craft Room)
Take a walk around the neighborhood (or even a trip to your backyard) to get the main material for this craft: real life pinecones. Frost the tips with a dab of glue, then sprinkle glitter on for a bit of sparkle.
Handprint Cardinals (via Farmwife Crafts)
Your kiddos might get a little messy doing this activity, which means they're sure to love it! With a bit of paint, their handprints become bright little red birds on bare tree branches. The finished paintings make beautiful cards, too!
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