5 Winter Crafts for Kids Adults Can Enjoy
Winter Crafting Isn't Just For Kids
Kids aren't the only ones who get bored on cold winter days, especially when the weather is so bad you're stuck at home. Put the electronics away and try crafting with some winter crafts enjoyable for all ages. Make them by yourself or with the kids to help cure cabin fever and chase the winter blues.
Make an Ivory Soap Snowman for Good "Clean" Fun
Assemble These Materials to Make an Ivory Soap Snowman
- 3-4 bars of Ivory soap
- mixing bowl
- a little water
- a handful of dry black beans
- strip of felt
- black construction paper (for a hat)
- cheese grater
- a baby carrot (for a nose)
- pipe cleaners and pom poms
note: don't worry about wasting good soap. After you've displayed and enjoyed your snowman, you can remove the features and have three soap balls!
Grate the soap bars shredding them just like cheese.
Add a little water, no more than an eighth of a cup.
Form into large, medium, and small balls.
Add the end of a baby carrot and black beans for features.
Brown pipe stems make good arms. Or use Popsicle sticks, even real twigs.
Earmuffs can be made by hot gluing pom poms to pipe stems. Use leftovers from Christmas crafts. Or make a stovepipe hat with black paper.
Scarfs can be crafted from felt, ribbons, or whatever you find in your crafting box. Make your Ivory soap snowman unique!
More Winter crafts for Kids and Adults
The following winter crafts are easy enough for kids and fun and intersting enough for adults. The materials are easily assembled, and you'll have some stunning crafts to display.
1. Salt Snowflakes
Nurturestore's tutorial for making salt snowflakes includes a printable template, or you can design your own. All you need is glue, salt, watercolors, and a brush. The effect is quite stunning!
2. Pipe Cleaner Snowflakes
Search your leftover Christmas crafts for chenille stems, (commonly known as pipe cleaners), pretty beads, and sequins to make pipe cleaner snowflakes. Cut them into pieces and arrange into snowflake designs using a hot glue gun. The website bestideasforkids.com shows you 4 easy patterns, or you can use Google to look for snowflake images. No white pipe cleaners? Blue would be pretty, or even black ones sprinkled with silver glitter.
3. Quilled Paper Tube Snowflakes
ArtyCraftyKids.com shows how to use the paper quilling technique and empty tissue roll tubes to create beautiful quilled paper snowflakes. Don't let the name of the website fool you. This craft is plenty sophisticated enough for adults.
4. Mason Jar Snow Globe
Search your Christmas decorations for bottle brush trees or tiny figurines to help you create a Mason jar snow globe. Shutterfly shows you how in 7 easy steps. You'll need glitter, glue, warm water, and a hot glue gun to secure the figurine to the jar lid.