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Winter Crafts for Kids

by CustomHomes on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Snow globeWinter time is here, and for all of us in the Northeast that means cold weather. For those of us with children though, winter brings along with it pent up children with plenty of leftover energy now that they are stuck indoors. We have put together some simple winter crafts to help entertain you and your kids this season, so get out your craft supplies and prepare for a fun time!

Cotton Ball Snowman

This first craft is great; not only is it fairly simple to set up, but it lets your child be creative without making too much of a mess. We are going to create a snowman using some common crafting materials, here is what you will need:

Dark colored construction paper (so your snowman stands out)
Cotton balls
Scissors
Glue
Two googly eyes

Optional Supplies: Anything you might decorate a snowman with, including pipe cleaners, felt, 3D paint, tiny clothing, etc.

The core of this project is the snowman, who is created by drawing three circles on your paper using glue. The cotton balls are then placed into the glue to create the “snow.” From there, let you child’s imagination run wild. Let them arrange their snowman’s face, accessorize him until they see fit, and surround them with scenery.

DIY Snow Globe

This project can get a little messy, so make sure to help out your little one to prevent any catastrophic spills. We are going to create our own snow globe using materials you probably already have around the house. Not only is this craft fun, but your child will love playing with their new snow globe after it is completed. Here is what you will need:

A clear bottle or jar with a lid
Corn syrup
Water
Glitter
Something to stir with

To start, make sure to place your container on something that will contain any possible spills. Paper towels, newspaper, or anything that absorbs water will do. Next you are going to fill your jar two-thirds full with water, and one-third full with corn syrup, leaving a little bit of room at the top. It is best to mix your concoction as you add the liquids, allowing the corn syrup and water to mix. Finally, add as much glitter as you want (or can fit!) and close the lid. If your child tends to remove lids, it may

be a good idea to tape the lid on, or use hot glue to seal it in place (for adults only!).
Now your child can shake up their very own snow globe!

Sources (for pics or reference if needed):
https://www.allkidsnetwork.com/crafts/winter/cotton-ball-snowman.asp
https://www.allkidsnetwork.com/crafts/winter/snow-globe-craft.asp

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com