12 Fun Kids' Crafts for Cold Winter Days

If your little ones are suffering a severe case of being stir crazy, you’re in luck. I’ve rounded up 12 indoor kids’ crafts that are totally fun and relatively easy.

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Recycled Crayons

Put old, broken crayons to good use by creating brand-new ones in a mini muffin pan.

Get the How-To: Kids' Craft: How to Make Recycled Crayons

Hanging Birdfeeders

Little ones will love crafting food for their feathered friends.

Watch the Video: DIY Birdfeeder Craft Project

Pencil Pinwheel

Kids can transform wooden pencils into colorful pinwheels with patterned craft paper.

Get the How-To: Kids' Craft: Easy Pencil Pinwheel

Butterfly Garland

Prepare for warmer days by making this whimsical butterfly garland to hang from your windows.

Get the How-To: Kids' Craft: Butterfly Window Garland

Rag Wreath

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.

Get the How-To: Kids' Craft: Make an Easy Rag Wreath

Frozen Sun Catcher

Take advantage of chilly temperatures, and make this frozen sun catcher to hang outside.

Watch the Video: Make a DIY Frozen Sun Catcher

Printed Napkins With DIY Stamps

Use basic household items to stamp napkins and tea towels.

Family Terrarium

Make a terrarium with a tiny family inside. Little ones will adore this hands-on craft.

Get the How-To: How to Make a Family Terrarium

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.

Get the How-To: Mother's Day Kids' Craft: Fingerprint Table Runner


For hours of play, make a batch of fun-dough with ingredients you already have in your pantry.

Watch the Video: How to Make Fun-Dough and More

Handmade Fan Valentine

Get a jump on Valentine's Day, and help your little one craft a handmade valentine for an ultra-special person.

Get the How-To: Kids' Craft: Biggest Fan Valentine

DIY Turtle Valentine

Help your kiddo make a few turtle valentines to give to his or her BFFs.

Get the How-To: Kids' Craft: Handmade Turtle Valentine

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