Winter is a beautiful time of the year, and there are many things to enjoy about it. However, kids won’t always be able to play outside because the weather can get rough, especially in certain areas. The problem with that is that children have a ton of energy, and it can be difficult to keep them entertained and occupied indoors.
Arts and crafts activities are always a great investment of your time, and in this case, we have some great ideas to share! Just because you can’t go outside doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. These winter indoor crafts ideas for children will prove the point, so don’t hesitate to give them a try!
ICE, BIRD FEEDER:
This ice bird feeder makes for a great activity and it comes from Hands On As We Grow. The frozen, edible bird feeder is a great activity for kids of any age because it’s super easy to do. All you’ll need is a bundt pan, full it out with birdseed and then add water. Let it freeze outside so your children can check on it from time to time and see the water turn to ice. Of course, you can also do this in your freezer. Once frozen, tie a ribbon through the hole and hang it on your porch so birds can chip away at it!
MELTING ICE SCIENCE EXPERIMENT:
Science experiments are always a great idea if you want to keep your children entertained and to teach them something new at the same time. This melting ice science experiment comes from Artful Parent, and it’s super easy to do. So easy that you can simply explain the process and have your children do it on their own. Just take some ice blocks and melt them with salt. That’s it! You can make it more fun by adding liquid watercolours or food colouring to make a great end result. Your children will love it!
TOILET PAPER ROLL PENGUINS:
This activity comes from My Happy Crafts and it’s a classic. Repurposing toilet paper rolls is something that can be done in a million different ways, which is why it continues to be so much fun. This activity is great for children of all ages, just make sure that you do the cutting if you’re working with very young children. These toilet paper roll penguins are easy to assemble and they can be decorated however your children see fit. You can even turn them into decorations by using a ribbon or some twine to hang them up on the tree!
POLAR BEAR MASKS:
Kids love masks, so why not make a polar bear mask? This idea comes from I Heart Crafty Things, and it makes for a great indoor winter craft. All you need are paper plates, white tissue paper to make the fur, a black pom pom to make the nose, and that’s it! Children will love making this mask because it’s super easy to put together and when they’re done they’ll have a lot of fun pretending they’re wild polar bears!
You can find more inspired activities for kids in our past blog posts.