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Three Cozy Winter-Themed Crafts for Kids

Winter is here, but the holidays are over. Now what? Show off your creativity by engaging your nanny-kids in these delightful winter crafts.

Cotton Ball Snowman

I love how this activity allows for some creativity. Yes, we all know what a snowman is supposed to look like, but kids have their own ideas about how things should be. I have yet to see two of the same cotton ball snowmen.

Supplies:

  • Cotton Balls
  • Blue Construction Paper
  • Black Construction Paper
  • Black or Brown Pipe Cleaner
  • Orange Pipe Cleaner
  • Black Paint or Marker, OR Small Googly Eyes
  • Scissors
  • Wet Glue

Instructions:

  1. Prepare for craft by cutting a top hat out of the black construction paper and cutting pipe cleaners to make two arms (black or brown) and a carrot nose (orange).
  2. Create a snowman!
  3. Add eyes at the end by painting, drawing, or gluing them on to the snowman’s head.

Mini Popsicle Stick Sled

Although it may be difficult for little ones to construct the sleigh, they will definitely enjoy painting the popsicle sticks. It’s always interesting to see which colors they choose!

Supplies:

  • Popsicle Sticks (3)
  • Mini Popsicle Sticks (6)
  • Hot Glue/Gun
  • Ribbon or String, optional
  • Paint (acrylic paint works best)
  • Paintbrushes (one for each color)

Instructions:

  1. Paint all but one regular-sized popsicle stick
  2. Lay out the seat of the sleigh using five mini popsicle sticks. Using the unpainted regular-sized popsicle stick, cut two smaller sticks, each the length of the seat. These two cut sticks will be used to support the seat.
  3. Using the glue gun, glue the seat together by adding glue to one side of each cut stick (support stick), then place the mini popsicle sticks on top.
  4. Glue one side of each remaining regular-sized popsicle stick to the bottom of the support sticks to become the runners. Hold in place until glue sets.
  5. Next, glue the handlebar on to the tops of the regular-sized popsicle sticks.
  6. Lastly, if choosing to add string, glue it to either the inside or outside of the regular-sized popsicle sticks. Be sure to hold in place until glue sets.
  7. If interested, you can even glue your child’s photo to the sleigh, as shown here.

Q-Tip Snowflakes

This craft is easy and simple. Since all snowflakes are unique, you can’t go wrong!

Supplies:

  • Q-tips
  • Blue Construction Paper
  • Wet Glue
  • Scissors, optional

Instructions:

  1. If using scissors, cut Q-tips into different sizes
  2. Glue Q-tips on construction paper to form snowflakes

Winter-themed crafts are great after the holidays, but look no further if you’re interested in Christmas or New Year’s themed crafts and activities for kids!

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