Are you one of the millions of people snowed in, freezing, and bored out of your mind? It’s days like these that you want to take advantage of being trapped indoors to get some work done around the house.
Although a snow day might give you cabin fever, there are a few snow day DIY craft projects to keep you and the entire family entertained.
1. Break Out The Color
It might be grey and dreary outside, but that doesn’t mean you have to forego bright colors inside! Here are a few ways you can get colorful.
Make a potato stamp and get artsy! Cut a potato in half and then carve out a fun shape, such as a flower or star. Let the kids dip their potato shapes in different paint colors and start creating art to be hung on the refrigerator or in your office!
Make paper flowers. Do you have pieces of scrap paper lying around your house? Make paper flowers by folding up the paper back and forth length-wise. Then, grab the center of the paper and unfold into a circle. Staple or tape the ends together for a bright pinwheel flower display.
2. Create a Fun Game
If you want to keep your kids entertained for hours, try creating a fun game instead of a craft. Here are a few ideas that’ll keep your children entertained while they’re making their craft and after.
Break out the popsicle sticks. Tying popsicle sticks together strategically can make a boring item come to life. Start by creating a T shape with two popsicle sticks. Add a second popsicle stick horizontally to sit directly on top of the other. Then, top that with a vertical popsicle stick. When you’re done, you’ll have a catapult that’s sure to keep your kids entertained for hours.
Take flight. Paper airplanes are another great DIY craft project. Teach your kids how to fold the airplanes and then have a contest to see who can launch theirs the furthest.
3. Get Organized
If you really want to make the most out of your time at home, make crafts that’ll also help you get organized.
Mason jar crafts are perfect for this! Give your kids an empty mason jar and some paint and ask for their help creating kitchen utensil holders or pen holders. You can also turn your mason jars into stunning candles with a little bit of glue and glitter.
Being snowed in doesn’t have to be boring. Before cabin fever sets in, try one of these crafts and let us know how it goes! What are you making this snow day?