With the weather getting colder and the holidays upon us, check out these awesome winter crafts your kids will love!
1. Holiday cards. Creating your own festive stationary or greeting cards is a great way to get crafty this holiday season! Kids will enjoy creating their own name tags, cards, and holiday greetings for their friends and family members.
2. Scrapbooking. Making a holiday-themed scrapbook is an awesome way to preserve your cherished memories while encouraging inner creativity. Get some family photos printed of your winter adventures (family get-togethers, vacations, etc.) and start scrapbooking! Household items like construction paper, pipe cleaners, school glue, and glitter can all be used to make interesting designs and decorations. Scrapbooking is a fun project year-round, so we encourage students to try it out!
3. Vision boards. Vision boards are similar to scrapbooks, but with one key difference – rather than focusing on specific events and memories, a vision board represents your own personal interests, goals, and aspirations. Vision boards are a great tool to encourage brainstorming about the future, and the new year is the perfect time to get started! To learn more about creating your own vision board, check out our blog “How Students Can Get Started With Creating A Vision Board For The New Year.”
4. Baking! Decorating holiday cookies is a wonderful tradition and will inspire your kids to be creative. It can also be fun to decorate individual cookies for friends and loved ones based on their interests and personalities! As an added bonus, creating your own culinary creations together provides academic benefits for students as well. Check out our blog “5 Reasons Cooking With Your Kids Is A Great Learning Activity [And A Whole Lot Of Fun!]” for more info!
5. Holiday decorations. Many families enjoy decorating their homes with colorful lights and ornaments during the holiday season. Creating an awe-inspired light display takes a whole lot of creativity, and there’s no better time to do it than right now! Kids will enjoy decorating the home and embracing the holiday spirit – with parental supervision, of course.
6. Paper snowflakes. No matter how old we get, paper snowflakes are still fun to make! And much like a real snowflake, they are each unique and come out a little different every time. As many parents probably remember, a paper snowflake is created by folding regular copy paper multiple times and using scissors to cut out interesting shapes. Once unfolded, a beautiful snowflake is revealed! Kids always get a kick out of the final surprise, and parents can help hang up the snowflakes with yarn. Here’s an easy guide on making paper snowflakes!