Snow Day Kids Crafts

Are you having another snow day where you live?  It is snow city here! Thankfully, my kids still love craft-ing AND snow, so when it arrives, it’s a great inspiration for some snow themed crafty fun!
Snow day kids crafts: easy ideas for winter fun, all with materials you likely already have on hand!

My girls and I recently made paper snowflakes, sparkly oobleck and the Marathon Mom’s sparkly snow playdough. Recipe for the playdough is linked below.  Why not check it out and embrace all things snow related while it is still the season for it?  It is often hard to wait, but soon enough winter will make way for Spring!! (Yep, spring & summer lover  right here)

Snow day kids crafts: easy ideas for winter fun, all with materials you likely already have on hand!

Just like the Marathon Mom, I too love the words sparkly and glitter!  Being a Mom is so much fun on days like this.  It’s all about setting aside all else I know I could/should/would be doing and instead enjoying what it feels like to be a kid again!

This really is the stuff memories are made of – I don’t want my kids to remember me as the Mom who was always too busy being productive to spend face time with them.  I hope to carve out time to do with them what it is they enjoy at every age and stage.  The housework, the bills, the errands, the laundry, email & phone calls on my list?  They’ll wait!  : )
Here is a good reminder:
Snow day kids crafts: easy ideas for winter fun, all with materials you likely already have on hand!

We also made oobleck with a dash of *GLITTER* (Bonus)

Here’s a great recipe for oobleck that will help you enjoy silly fun with the kids while you rest at ease, knowing you’re promoting science skills in your children 😉
  Snow day kids crafts: easy ideas for winter fun, all with materials you likely already have on hand!

We rounded out all this crafty goodness with making homemade paper but I didn’t snap any good photos of that in time. But here are a few other resources you may want to check out if you’re thinking about wowing the kids with more snowy tricks up your sleeve:

snowflake pics from usa today and how to make paper snowflakes

Above all have fun!  Let me know below if you have any magical moments or comedic chaos to share when you let the kid in you come out to play with the kids in YOUR life!

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21 Comments

  1. I was once a first grade teacher and this brought some really fun memories for me. I think I’ll make this just for the fun of it. 🙂 From BHB/Susan Cooper

    Posted 1.6.14 Reply
    • Sybil Brun wrote:

      Hi Susan, thanks so much for sharing that! I really love that you would make this just for the fun of it!! That’s what it’s all about : )

      Posted 1.6.14 Reply
  2. Hi Sybil,

    Most epic day of procrastination! Reminds me of snow days back in White Bear Lake, MN where we’d sled all day then play Nintedo. Was there more to life? I haven’t found it.

    But looks like you have!

    Cheers,
    Greg

    Posted 1.6.14 Reply
    • Sybil Brun wrote:

      Ha! Thanks for making me smile, Greg : )

      Posted 1.7.14 Reply
  3. What a fun way to beat the winter blues. I love playing in the snow, but making snowflakes inside. Brilliant.

    Posted 1.8.14 Reply
    • Sybil Brun wrote:

      Yep, there you go! Thanks for commenting Jill, hope you are enjoying your winter and new year!

      Posted 1.10.14 Reply
  4. JeriWB wrote:

    So glad not to have kids! All that energy… great ideas to keep them busy though 🙂

    Posted 1.10.14 Reply
    • Sybil Brun wrote:

      Thanks JeriWB! Mine do have alot of energy but I think I’ll keep ’em! ; )

      Posted 1.11.14 Reply
  5. Ro wrote:

    How cool! This post is right on time as its snowing right now as I type. Its been snowing all day. I love when the kids get to stay home because of the snow. Its a great time to enjoy one another and relax and now to do some of the activities you’ve listed :-). Thanks!

    Posted 1.21.14 Reply
    • Sybil Brun wrote:

      Couldn’t agree more, I love that feeling! Enjoy : )

      Posted 1.22.14 Reply
  6. marytaylr wrote:

    I think this would be fun to do all year!

    Posted 1.22.14 Reply
  7. Carrie wrote:

    What a wonderful snow day!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

    Posted 2.1.14 Reply
  8. Nikki T wrote:

    Oh goodness this looks like some serious fun! I’m stopping by from the incouraging writers group. Looking forward to reading along!

    Posted 2.8.14 Reply
    • Sybil Brun wrote:

      Thank you Nikki! Looking forward to having you here! : )

      Posted 2.9.14 Reply
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    Posted 2.9.14 Reply
  10. Kate wrote:

    Such fun! I’ve been pulling out all kinds
    Of craziness today to keep my girls occupied. We went out for a whopping 11 minutes but the wind and cold was too much for a toddler and a baby. Oh well:( we may make some of these tomorrow. Come link up with us, please! http://Www.Akreativewhim.Com/100-happy-days-14

    Posted 1.23.16 Reply