In many parts of the country, snow days are inevitable this time of year. For busy parents, snow days mean juggling kids at home with the many work and life responsibilities. For today’s post we’ve compiled a list of our favorite snow day crafts — we hope to give you some ideas to entertain the kiddos on snowy afternoons!
Read on, winter warriors!
Homemade Finger Paints
These homemade finger paints are as easy to make as they are colorful. Your kids will love the hands-on craft and you’ll love the sensory learning and education skills associated with the activity. Bonus points? This recipe is made from all natural ingredients, so it’s safe for the toddler-everything-in-the-mouth-stage too. We like that, and we know you will too!
- 3 tbsp sugar
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ cup corn starch
- 2 cups water
- Food Dye
Combine ingredients and warm in a saucepan until mixture thickens. Let cool and pour into separate containers. Add dye and mix. Paint away!
Ice Chalk Icicles
Looking for a fun craft that embraces the wintery weather? Try making colorful homemade ice chalk! This simple recipe is great for bundling the kids up, taking them to the park, and letting them play around for a few hours with colorful ‘icicles’.
- ½ portions cornstarch
- ½ portions water
- food dye
Mix ingredients. Pour into ice cube molds. Viola! Colorful Icicles for the kiddos!
Paper Plate Snow Figures
For a tried-and-true craft (meaning lots of scissor, glue, and tape) try making these Paper Plate Snow Figures. Your kiddos will love making these! How about challenging them to create an entire snow figure family? Be sure to send us pics if you do!
- 2 paper plates
- black, orange, purple, and yellow construction paper
- pair of big googly eyes (Or just let your kiddos color and draw the face!)
Paste, cut, and glue as you and your child see fit!
And with homemade paper plate families, this concludes our list of Homemade Crafts for Snow Days for your little ones. We hope these ideas can keep your child entertained and engaged on snowy days stuck at home.
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