Winter is the time to get crafty

Planning a party or activities for your kids can be a tricky task, especially during the winter months. While the kids are cooped up inside occupy them with an easy and enjoyable winter craft project – try some of these ideas from The Bash.

These winter projects for kids will complete any celebration whether you’re planning a craft party or are trying to find an engaging activity to keep the kids busy so you can get a moment to yourself. You won’t have to arrange goody bags either because the kids will get to take home their masterpieces and new crafting skills.

 

  1. Snowman Tin Can

Building a snowman might not be a feasible party activity if snow isn’t in the forecast, but the kids can get a feel for winter weather by creating their very own snowman. All you need for this winter craft is a tin can and different paint colours. Your pantry is most likely stocked with canned goods, right? Use them up leading up to the party, and collect the tin cans. After everyone builds their mini snowmen (and the paint is dry), stack the cans for a game of bowling.

 

  1. Handprint Penguin 

Can’t take the kids to the zoo? This craft lets them can take home one of their very own animal friends. Arrange a craft table with scissors, construction paper, felt, glue and googly eyes. The kiddos can trace their hands and cut out the handprints to use as the penguin’s body, then craft a wintery scene.

 

  1. Winter Tree Art

Kids will love this winter tree project because the craft is 3D and uses real sticks. You’ll love the craft even more because it’s simple and painless. You can even make a stick scavenger hunt part of the craft activity.

  1. Paper Plate Wreath 

Instead of hanging up a wreath made out of pine branches and holly, a paper plate wreath will last longer and be a lot more fun to create. Cut the paper plates into circles ahead of time, and once the kids arrive, ask them to decorate the wreaths with paint, markers, snowflake cut-outs and ribbon. They can take the wreaths home and hang it on their bedroom doors as a decoration.

  1. Melted Snowman

Everyone loves making snowmen, but how often have you made a snowman puddle? With this melted snowman craft, kids can preserve the snowman and snowy day activities even when the temperature gets warmer. If you don’t want your young guests to mess around with sharp scissors, cut the shapes ahead of time.

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