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{Lifestyle} Ultimate Guide: Winter Crafts for Kids

SarahJo Ciotti - January 01, 2012

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The best parts of being a kid are the endless energy and imagination. Give them pipe cleaners and craft glue and they’re creating masterpieces; though sometimes after a few months of being cooped up during the winter they need a little spark to get them going. Here are a few craft ideas to keep little hands occupied.

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Toilet Paper Roll Bird Feeders
With a spread of peanut butter and a sprinkling of seeds, this easy craft will keep kids who love the outdoors glued to the windows as they watch birds grab a quick bite for lunch.

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Button Artwork
Finally, a use for that box of mismatched buttons! These works of art will look terrific on the refrigerator or even on a nursery room wall.

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Pipe Cleaner Creatures
Tigers, chameleons, and squirrels, oh my! These adorable creatures may be found climbing all over the house after a few days with your wild animal.

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Popsicle Puzzle
Whether you use family photos or magazine pictures, this little craft is fun for kids to make and play with for hours after.

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Colored Pasta
Does your little one’s macaroni necklace need some color? Helping create colored pasta will be just as much fun as creating with the pasta after!

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Painted Toast
That looks good enough to eat! Turn an everyday snack into something unexpected with paint-your-own toast!

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Glow-in-the dark Jell-O!
A little tonic water never hurt anyone, and making jello cutouts with this stuff will make a classic dessert new and exciting!

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Slime
Stretching and squeezing this sludge will create squeals of laughter, and kids will love to help create this monstery-goo.


Here are a few assembly-required projects that can create hours of entertainment for you and your children!

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Indoor hopscotch
Getting those wiggles out will be like 1, 2, 3!

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Puppet Theater
With some fun-colored fabric, tension rods, and a little imagination, kids will have fun creating little plays for friends and family with this new puppet theater!

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PVC Playhouse
With this sturdy structure, creating a fort will be easier on you and the furniture!

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Fabric roads
Simple to make, set up, and store, fabric roads keep little cars from veering out of control!

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