IT MAY NOT BE SNOWING IN TEXAS, BUT WITH THESE TEMPERATURES, IT FEELS LIKE A SNOW DAY! CHECK OUT THESE INDOOR CRAFTS TO DO WITH THE KIDDOS TO STAY OUT OF THE COLD, WITHOUT LOSING YOUR SANITY.
Every year when the cold weather hits, there’s a cry from parents all over the metroplex wishing for something to keep their toddlers entertained without bearing the chilly temperature awaiting outside. We’ve put together a list of some indoor crafts that will be sure to keep your kids engaged, learning fine motor skills and having fun. And since it’s cold out, we might as well stick to a winter theme!
“I” IS FOR IGLOO
This is a great craft if you do letter of the week with your child or want to improve your toddler’s alphabet knowledge. And you don’t need too many materials to get it done! Just a couple sheets of card stock in both black and white, some glue and mini marshmallows. Cut the letter “I” out for your toddler in the while card stock, then have them glue it to the black sheet and start covering the letter with the marshmallows for an igloo-like look. Then you can snack on the extra marshmallows after!
COFFEE FILTER MOOSE HEAD
We may not have moose in Texas, but bring them to your home and your child’s knowledge of animals with this fun, easy craft. All you need is a coffee filter, crayons, construction paper and glue. Following the instructions from Look We’re Learning, draw the moose face (this one is taking a nap) and cut out the moose antlers for a cute little friend to hang on the fridge. Look up moose facts and teach them to your child while making the craft for a fun learning game.
WINTER THEME “STAINED GLASS”
This craft from Red Ted Art will teach your kids about different seasons and make for a cute decorative piece for the craft room. Instead of having your toddler glue to the actual window, cut out a window replica on paper and have them glue snow colored parchment paper in mosaic designs. This is simple enough for any child to do!
Another coffee filter craft, but this time around a little more engaging. Make fun, colorful snowflakes using pinwheel pasta, colored straws and painted coffee filters. Your kids can make different versions of it and learn how no two snowflakes are alike. If you want to really stretch the entertainment of this craft, you can hang them from strings in their bedrooms or around the house for a real winter wonderland.
Check out this list of many more winter themed indoor crafts from Crafts On Sea! And send us your craft photos if you try any of these out with your kids at home. We love to see their work!