We've had so much fun lately with some winter themed crafts and activities! These are all so simple; you probably have all the supplies already in your home.
First, crystal snowflake:
You could make these for pretty much any occasion. Just mix Borax and boiling water in a widemouth mason jar and suspend your pipe cleaner shape with a string.
Check back the next morning and (like magic!) you have crystals. I just made a simple snowflake shape, but you could do anything - I think a snowman would be really cute!
Speaking of snowmen, look at this cute couple:
Our supplies here were two toilet paper tubes, construction paper, marker, and glue. We wrapped the toilet paper tubes in white paper, added strips for their hats and scarves and a little triangle nose, then used a marker to dot eyes, mouth, and buttons.
As a final touch, we rubbed some glue on the snowman's hat and cheeks and sprinkled with salt for a nice textured look.
This penguin was the most labor intensive:
I keep construction paper cut into little pieces in bags for mosaics. We don't do them a ton, but it saves a step to have the paper pre-cut.
I threw together this snow shoveling activity so I had a few minutes to prep the penguin craft and my kids loved it! We had a small amount of snow this weekend, so they really enjoyed pretending to shovel and dumping the "snow" over and over again.
I put the cotton balls in a pyrex lid to they had a little help getting them on their shovels. And we dumped the "snow" into all sorts of different containers!
I'm hoping to post a few more of our favorite winter activities soon!