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3 Fun & Simple Winter Crafts for Kids

Winter Craft Ideas

Winter has come and is here to stay for a bit! Depending on where you live, it isn’t always easy to head outside to keep your kids entertained. Luckily, we’re here to help you out with these 3 adorable winter crafts your kids will love this season.

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Mason Jar Snow Globes:              

Nothing says winter quite like snow. But if you don’t live near snow or prefer to stay warm indoors, snow globes are a fun way to capture the essence of a winter wonderland. They’re also an easy craft to keeps the kids occupied inside.

What you’ll need:

  • Small to medium mason jars
  • Plastic figurines, toys, legos
  • Glitter
  • Fake snow
  • Glycerin
  • Water
  • Glue

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What you’ll do:

  1. Gather your kiddos and decide what to put in each snow globe. Each snow globe will have its own creative twist- so fun!
  2. Glue your figurines to the inside lid of the jar
  3. Fill jar with your mixture of glycerin, glitter, fake snow, and water.
  4. Glue the lid shut for extra protection.
  5. Shake your snow globe and turn it upside down to see your masterpiece come to life.

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Salt Dough Penguins:

Tis’ the season for our favorite winter creatures to take the spotlight. If you can’t jet set to Antarctica to see some for yourself, create penguins that can spend time in your home all winter long. Move over Michelangelo, because your kids will soon discover their inner sculptors.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups fine salt
  • 1 cup water
  • Paintbrushes
  • Toothpick
  • Black, white, and yellow paint
  • Gloss varnish

What you’ll do:

  1. Mix flour and salt together while slowly adding water. Stir the mixture gradually for dough to form. As it forms, knead the dough until it is smooth and ready for sculpting.
  2. Shape the body of your penguins by rolling the dough into cylindrical shapes. Feel free to make plenty of different sized penguins, but don’t forget to pinch the dough to form the peak. The toothpick can be used to add some designs and to make the eyes on your little friends.
  3. Paint your penguins however you please but be careful not to get it on your clothes. Once the paint is dry, coat them with the gloss varnish.

Voila, your miniature masterpieces are complete!

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Fake Snow:

Whether you live by the beach or just think it’s too cold to be outside in the winter months, it can hard to get your fill of snow. But did you know you could make your own? Bring winter to you without the hassle and chilly air.      

What you’ll need:

  • Baking soda
  • Cornstarch
  • Water
  • Cookie tray

What you’ll do:

  1. Pour equal parts of baking soda and cornstarch onto the tray.
  2. Use your hands to blend the mixture together.
  3. Add just enough water to be able to make a ball out of your snow mix.
  4. Break up the clumps and your fake snow will look real in no time!
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