22 Fun Kids' Crafts for Cold Winter Days
Beat cabin fever with creativity.
Although there’s nothing I enjoy more than relaxing by the fireplace, a few days cooped up inside starts to make me feel a little stir-crazy. I can imagine it starts to make some kiddos feel really stir-crazy and some moms feel really, really stir-crazy. If your little ones are suffering a severe case of ants-in-the-pants, it might be time to pull out the craft box. In need of some new crafts? You’re in luck. I’ve rounded up 25 indoor kids’ crafts that are totally fun and relatively easy.
Put old, broken crayons to good use by creating brand-new ones in a mini muffin pan.
DIY Birdfeeder Craft Project 03:27
Little ones will love crafting food for their feathered friends.
Kids can transform wooden pencils into colorful pinwheels with patterned craft paper.
Prepare for warmer days by making this whimsical butterfly garland to hang from your windows.
All you need for this simple kids’ craft is leftover bits of fabric and an embroidery hoop. Children will love seeing their creation hung on the door.
Frozen Sun Catcher
Make a DIY Frozen Sun Catcher 01:50
Take advantage of chilly temperatures, and make this frozen sun catcher to hang outside.
Printed Napkins With DIY Stamps
Use basic household items to stamp napkins and tea towels. (Styrofoam takeout boxes make for great DIY stamps.)
Jessika Creedon, Jessika Creedon 2013
Make a terrarium with a tiny family inside. Little ones will adore this hands-on craft.
Thumbprint Table Runner
All you need is a plain, white table runner (or napkins, tea towels, etc.), craft paint in coordinating colors and willing thumbs.
How to Make Fun-Dough and More 01:38
For hours of play, make a batch of fun-dough with ingredients you already have in your pantry.
Handmade Fan Valentine
Get a jump on Valentine's Day, and help your little one craft a handmade valentine for an ultra-special person.
DIY Turtle Valentine
Help your kiddo make a few turtle valentines to give to his or her BFFs.