The end of the year is definitely a “blink and you miss it” time. Thanksgiving feels like it was literally just a few days ago, and here we are already getting prepped for winter break and Christmas and New Years. Teachers and parents alike are both feeling the heat from restless, uneasy kids who are staring at calendars and clocks, counting down until they get their first taste of freedom.
To make the time pass a little quicker we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite winter-themed crafts and activities for your kiddos to take part in.
This is a great craft for the littlest of children as it’s fairly easy and there is no “perfect” snowflake, but older kids will have a great time trying to make the fanciest flake possible.
- 3 cotton buds per snowflake
- White or silver glitter
- Sticky tack or thread to hang
- Dip each end of the cotton buds in glue and then into glitter, and let dry.
- Use sticky tack to join the middle of your cotton buds together so the ends spread out in 6 points.
- Cover one side of the sticky tack with a large gem, and use the other to stick the snowflake to the wall or window.
Note: You can fancy up the snowflakes by adding gems to the outer edges as well, or possible some crinkly cellophane. But don’t add too many gems, or the entire thing won’t be able to support its own weight and could come apart!
(via Activity Village)
Golf Ball Snowman
The instructions for making these adorable little guys call for using strong glue, but we recommend stacking the two golf balls on top of each other inside a sock, twisting the sock in the middle (to create an indent) and then cutting off the top of the sock and hot-gluing it closed.
- Two old golf balls
- Strong glue
- Film canister
- Paint (black and orange)
- Sticky tack
- Glue the golf balls together. Glue on the canister so it makes a hat.
- When the glue is dry, paint eyes, mouth, buttons and a carrot nose on to your snowman. Tie a piece of ribbon around the snowmans neck for a scarf.
- Use a bit of sticky tack on the bottom to help your snowman stand up.
If you and your kiddos make any of these crafts, we’d love to see them! Post them on our Facebook page, or tag us on Twitter or Instagram using #P4SSCrafts!