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When faced with the chilling winds and lashing rains of winter, outdoor activities for children are a definite no-no. However, there are plenty of fun things to do indoors that will keep your children entertained and occupied hour after hour. It is always a good idea to keep a few craft packs and creative activity resources stashed away, ready to be produced and enjoyed at the first sign of unfavorable weather. Take a look at some of our favorite winter craft ideas for kids that are simply perfect for those days when going outdoors just isn’t an option.
Who says picnics are only for summer? Scour second hand shops for plain teacups, saucers and side plates, and your children can enjoy supervised painting of their very own crockery in any design they like. Alternatively, purchase a miniature set specifically made for younger children which is guaranteed to be safe and will be the perfect size for little hands. After painting, as you wait for the set to dry, why not increase the fun and let the kids help you to make cakes and sandwiches for an indoor teddy bears’ picnic?
There are some really fantastic jewelry-making kits out there suitable for ages 3 and on wards that are complete with colorful threads, sequins and beads. Invite your little one’s friends around for a friendship bracelet-making session or join in with fun yourself and unleash your inner designer to create some fabulous and fun jewelry.
Paper Planes Just got Funky!
Long gone are the days of paper planes created using pages ripped from an exercise book, because now your child can make all manner of airplanes in various colors and styles using packs of multi-colored paper and a little imagination. Adorn each plane with stickers or personalized designs before challenging one another to airplane races.
Back to Basics
They do say the old ways are the best and coloring in is certainly one of the more traditional methods of keeping your child occupied. So get those crayons out and let your little one while away the hours with an assortment of coloring books. If they fancy doing something a little different, why not suggest they copy images from their favorite story book? Another simple coloring idea, which is ideal for larger families, is to ask each child to draw an outline of a character or scene. Set a time limit and when the time is up, get them to swap with another family member and they can color them in for another limited amount of time, before passing it to someone else to complete.