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Hope you are all enjoying a blustery start to the New Year (that is unless you live in the nicer more temperate areas of the country/world).

Its been snowing at our house going on 2 days now.   We’ve got about 14″ of snow and it doesn’t look like it will be stopping anytime soon.   While this has been a welcome respite from the crazy week of Christmas, the kids are starting to get a little stir crazy and our house has become an indoor playground, and has disaster signs to show for it.

So I suggested we dig out the craft supplies and find some fun activities to pass the time.   I figured what better time than to put together a top list of some of the best crafts and snow day activities!   As a rule of thumb in picking these, since they are “snow day” crafts, I did try to select crafts that wouldn’t require you to go to a store to get the materials.

 

So here are our top 15 awesome snow day crafts (as voted on by myself and my kids)!!!    🙂   Click on the photos to be taken to the full tutorial.

 

1.   Snowman Lightbulb Ornaments

(Or paint them like penguins!) – Did you hear that incandescent light bulbs are no longer being sold as of Jan 1?   Lets put those outdated bulbs to good use!

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1b.  Silver doily decorated light bulbs 

This one looks awesome, but I have a feeling this one might be a lot harder to do than the picture describes, due to the difficulty in actually wrapping a doily around a lightbulb without getting wierd creases. I’m pretty sure this one would end up a craftfail if I tried it  – but the picture looks awesome.

If anyone actually tries these with success, will you comment and post pictures?    Would love to try these on a non-snow day (don’t have any paper doilies in the house currently).

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2.   Make Your Own Snowglobes – with your kids as the star!

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3.  Make a craft organizer for the NEXT Snow day

If you live in the midwest, you can never be too prepared!

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4.  Snowman Snow Depth Measurer

These are made from paint stirrers – genius!

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5.  Make Strawberry Snow Ice Cream!

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6.  3D Paper Snowflakes

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7.  Sweater Cozies for Candles

Who says a kids craft can’t be one that you actually put on your mantle???   🙂

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8.  Icicle Stick Wreath

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9.  Coffee Filter Wreaths

Swap out the burlap roses for red ones for Valentines day perhaps??

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10.  Popsicle stick snowflakes

(Can you even tell they are made from popsicle sticks??)

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11.  Make a Snowman Slam Game

Double the fun – entertain your kids with a craft followed by their own game!

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12.  Pinecone Winter Fairies

Perfect for any princess, my daughter is obsesses with these!)

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13.  DIY Robot Masks

Or whatever your kids want them to be

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14.  Borax Crystalled Snowflakes

Gorgeous but two caveats – takes overnight to make them, and requires Borax, so unless you have that at home it might require a trip out (which is a no-go on a snow day) – but if you’ve got it, they are well worth the wait!

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15.  And finally, this is the one we’re working on today…    the Paper Mache Igloo!!

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Stay warm, and have fun out there today!!

 

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