Snow Day Crafts for Kids

When the kids are off from school due to inclement weather, there’s only so much of the outdoors they can take! Often, the moment they start to get cold they are immediately back inside faster than an Olympic bob sled team crossing the finish line. 


Instead of plopping everyone down in front of the TV for the rest of your snowy afternoon, check out these fun and simple crafts to do with little ones. Both leave you with something adorable to hang on the fridge or in the window to celebrate this cozy snow day!

'Let it Snow' Craft

 

To make this cute homage to a snow day, you just need standard art supplies and some glitter glue if you are feeling festive!

Supplies
  • Construction Paper
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Yarn
  • Marker
  • White office paper
Directions

Step 1: Using a coaster or bottom of a glass, cut a circular base for snowflakes out of construction paper. Then, cut two snowflakes out of white office paper that are the same size as their bases. Then glue the snowflakes each to their base.

 

Step 2: Cut out mittens shape in another color of construction paper from the base and draw the mitten shape if desired. (we cut an extra snowflake in half to make a design on the mittens.)

Step 3: Affix three medium length pieces of yarn to the back of your snowflakes and mittens with tape.

Step 4: Cut out a blue cloud and white base out of construction and office paper. Glue together.

Step 5: Affix the other end of yarn pieces to the back of your cloud with tape.

Step 6: In marker write your message. We chose ‘Let it Snow!’ but it could be anything you like.

 

Step 7: Glitter makes everything better, so have fun!

 

Polar Bear Handprint Craft

 

You and your kiddos might feel like polar bears in this weather, so why not make some to display on the fridge?

Supplies
  • Newspaper (for less mess!)
  • Blue construction paper
  • Black sharpie marker
  • White paint (Tempera or acrylic paints work best)
  • Small/medium paint brush
Directions

Step 1: Lay out newspaper so it covers all surfaces.

Step 2: Paint your little ones’ hand with the white paint. Make sure to cover the entire hand with the paint.

Step 3: Place the painted hand on the blue construction paper- get the bottom of the fingertips as close to the bottom of the paper as possible.

Step 4: Re-paint finger tips with white paint and press on the construction paper to make snow around the handprint.

 

Step 5: Let dry. When dry, outline the handprint with a black sharpie marker. You can add claws on the “feet” and a face on the thumb- you’ll then see your polar bear!

 

Step 6: Hang up your polar bear art work and enjoy all winter long!

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