Being cooped up with the snow is pretty tough, especially for kids. The more cabin fever they get, the crazier they start to act. Parents start to worry about their homes and belongings being safe. When all the usual indoor entertainment ideas have gotten boring, what’s a parent to do? Easy! Bring out the crafts! We love these fun craft ideas you can do with your kids to keep them from destroying your home out of boredom and a need to do something.
Grab some flour and dish soap. Mix it in a squirt bottle and let your kids go to town make fabulous snowflakes, snowmen, and other winter designs. Toss them in the microwave and watch them get puffy! You can even add food coloring to some of the mix to make their designs more colorful. Get the full recipe from innerchildfun.com. Your kids will spend hours entertaining themselves with this fun and easy craft.
When it’s too cold to go out and build a snowman in the yard, this adorable indoor snowman idea will have your kids laughing and smiling. All you need is a couple of pompoms and some embellishment details like pipe cleaners, eyes, and sequins. If you can’t get twigs from the yard, try using stems from vegetables or pieces of spaghetti to make the arms. Get the full list of supplies and directions here.
Of course, if you get outside to build a real snowman, we’ve got a really cool idea how to make yours stand out from the rest. Check it out right here!
Finger Knit Scarf
No needles required to keep your kids busy for hours. A quick trip to the craft store for some chunky yarn might be needed. Bring your kids so they can pick their favorite colors. To make this scarf, they’ll need three colors. The rest is just fingers and time. Get the whole scoop, including instructions on how to finger knit here.
One of my personal childhood favorites and a great way to use those socks whose mates were stolen by the laundry monster. All your kids need are some fabric markers and any other accessories to make a face and any other details they’re inspired to do. Give them the socks and supplies and encourage them to get creative making characters. When they’re done, you can put on a puppet show with them!
Stay warm and sane this winter. We hope these winter craft ideas for kids help you do just that!