Winter DIY Kids Craft Projects

While playing outside in the snow can be fun and adventuresome, the weather can be quite cold some days. That’s when it’s time to pull out the craft bin, clear some space on the dining table, and invite children to spend some time showing off their creativity.

With that in mind, we are going to share some of our favourite winter DIY craft ideas and recipes that will keep your kids entertained for hours.

Winter DIY Kids Craft Projects

Paper Plate Mask

Items Needed:

  • 1 paper plate
  • Scissors
  • Crayons, markers, or paint
  • Glue
  • Decorations like feathers, glitter glue, rhinestones, etc.
  • 1 popsicle stick

Directions:

  • Cut the paper plate in half and colour one side of one half.
  • Cut out eye holes.
  • Cut half circle along the bottom edge, between eye holes, for nose.
  • Decorate with feathers, glitter glue, rhinestones, etc.
  • Let everything dry completely.
  • Glue the popsicle stick to the back on the far right or far left side for holding.

Bubbles With Corn Syrup

Items Needed:

  • 1/2l liquid dish washing detergent
  • 1 1/2l water
  • 236ml Karo light corn syrup

Directions:

  • Combine ingredients into a large container with a lid.
  • Shake well and let sit several hours.
  • Store covered in refrigerator to extend suds shelf life.
  • Allow to warm before using.

Straw Necklace

Items Needed:

  • 1 long piece of string
  • Scissors
  • Multi-coloured straws

Directions:

  • Cut straws into at least 1 inch pieces and string them on the yarn.
  • Tie the loose end of the string together.

Play Dough Recipe

Items Needed:

  • 680g flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2l water
  • 10-15 drops Food colouring
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla or peppermint extract

Directions:

  • Mix all ingredients in saucepan.
  • Cook over low heat until it just begins to look dry.
  • Take out of pan and place on work surface.
  • When cool enough to touch, knead until smooth and pliable.

Basic Finger Paint

Items Needed:

  1. 3 Tablespoons sugar
  2. 170 g cornstarch
  3. 1/2l cold water
  4. Food colouring

Directions:

  • Mix sugar and cornstarch together in a saucepan.
  • Add cold water and stir completely.
  • Cook over low heat, stirring constantly about 5 minutes.
  • Cool, then divide into 4 cups or bowls.
  • Add food colouring to each bowl and stir.

Contact Mighty Oaks Nursery

To learn more fun winter activities for kids, contact Mighty Oaks Nursery today and speak with a nursery specialist who can answer any questions you might have.

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