When we think of a perfect snow day, a few things come to mind. Hours spent sledding, building a snowman, and having snowball fights are all staples in making the most of a cold winter day. But the fun doesn’t have to stop when you come inside and hang up your coat, in fact we have all the ingredients you need to make unforgettable memories while at home. Take a look at our winter roundup for craft ideas that will spark your imagination and create endless fun!
CARDBOARD ROLLER COASTER
This cardboard craft will bring new thrills to your snow day! Use your paper towel and toilet paper cardboard tubes to make a roller coaster for a fluff ball or bead to roll through!
- Cardboard Tubes
- Washi tape
- Painters tape
- Puff balls, beads, or object that will roll through tubes
- A wall to tape on!
- Googly eyes
- Egg carton to catch the fuzz balls/ beads
Step 1: Decorate your cardboard tubes with washi tape and markers
Step 2: With painter’s tape, tape your cardboard tubes to a wall in a pattern for your objects to roll through
Step 3: Drop your objects through your cardboard rollercoaster!
Snow days are the perfect opportunity to bring out the explorer in you! Using a cardboard oatmeal canister, some household materials and a flashlight, create your own constellations on your ceiling! Perfect for an indoor camping trip, galaxy exploration or star gazing before bed time. Find existing constellations and make up your own.
- Cardboard oatmeal canister
- Black Construction Paper
- Paint in blues, purples, silver, and gold
- Paint brush
- Hole punch
Step 1: Paint your black construction paper to look like a starry night sky and glue it around your oatmeal canister
Step 2: Use the mouth of the oatmeal canister to trace out circles for constellations
Step 3: Draw your favorite constellations or some of your own invention on the circles and cut them out
Step 4: Using scissors or a hole punch cut out the stars on the constellations
Step 5: Place a flashlight in the bottom of the oatmeal canister and place one of your constellations on top
Step 6: Find a dark room to gaze up at your constellations!
DIY ICE CREAM
Is it just us, or do the blankets of snow remind you of vanilla ice cream? Design your own ice cream Sundae complete with flavors that remind you of your favorite places or things, and/or characteristics you have or admire in others. This ice cream should help tell the story about YOU. Build your own Sundae in several different ways. Watch Miss Meg create hers to get inspiration for your own. Then you may just start dreaming about your own ice cream shop or truck!
- Paper cup
- Model magic
- Confetti or table scatters
- Pom poms
- Popsicle stick
Step 1: Create ice cream flavors that describe YOU! Draw them out on paper and color them in
Step 2: Cut out ice cream scoop shapes out of cardboard. This should be the same number of flavors you have
Step 3: Cut two small slices out of your bottom flavor on either side so the paper cup can slide into them
Step 4: For the rest of your flavors, cut a small slice in the bottom-middle of the scoops so that they can stack on top of each other
Step 5: Decorate with pom poms and confetti!
MODEL MAGIC SUNDAE
Step 1: Depending on what your flavors represent, you may decorate in different ways, but for our bottom flavor we took a piece of Model Magic and folded confetti and glitter into it, then shape it into a scoop of ice cream
Step 2: Color a piece of model magic with marker and roll into a ball until color is evenly distributed, then shape it into a scoop of ice cream
Step 3: Decorate and color the rest of your ice cream flavors, stack them in your cup, and let dry
Step 4: Pour a few drops of paint on top of your ice cream cone and let drip like syrup
Step 5: Roll out a small piece of Model Magic like a snake and coil it up to make a dollop of whipped cream
Step 6: Add a pom pom cherry, glitter, a popsicle stick, or any other decorations and enjoy!
Snow days can sometimes make us miss our friends at school! Until we get to see them again, let’s make new friends to join the party! Use a basic paintbrush and these supplies to make Paintbrush Buddies.
- Permanent markers
- Pipe cleaners
- Googly eyes
- Pom poms
Step 1: Start by laying paper under your paintbrush. The paper will protect the table from the permanent marker.
Step 2: Decorate your paintbrush however you like! You can create a person, animal, imaginary creature... there are no wrong answers
Step 3: Use glue dots or sticky googly eyes to add eyes to your brush
Step 4: Add pipe cleaners to decorate. Wha-la! A new friend!