Easy Crafts to do With Children in Winter

In winter, with the cold and rain, it feels less like going outside, but sometimes children (and parents) get bored of spending so many hours ‘locked’ at home and we don’t know what to do to have fun. Here we propose five very winter crafts to enjoy a fun afternoon with the children  while they develop their creativity and fine motor skills.

Waldorf lantern

I love this activity because the children directly participate decorating the paper! For this craft you need: wax coloring blocks, watercolor paper, olive oil, children’s wool, brush, scissors and beeswax candles. 

Flower bookmarks

Bookmarks are a classic. You will only need 4 basic materials and 5 small steps. Materials are:

  • White cardboard
  • flowers
  • Glue
  • Self-adhesive transparent lining

Steps to follow:

  1. Go outside or out and collect a selection of flowers and small leaves. Then place them under heavy books to crimp them.
  2. Cut out a piece of cardboard about 10 centimeters wide and the length of a book sheet.
  3. When they are pressed and dry, glue them on a white cardboard with the help of the glue, placing them in the arrangement that you like the most.
  4. Craft it with self-adhesive plastic or laminate it.
  5. Punch a hole at the top and run a thin colored ribbon to make it stick out of the book.

Cardboard frog

For this craft you will need corrugated cardboard and little else, do you dare with it? The necessary materials are:

  • Corrugated cardboard strips
  • Colored cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive eyes
  • Glue
  • Green tempera

And in 6 small steps you will have your cardboard frog:

  1. Cut 4 strips about 2 centimeters wide, but be careful, leave them long to be able to roll them, since they will be the belly of your frog.
  2. Put glue on the smooth part of the cardboard and roll it up leaving the wavy part on the outside.
  3. Repeat the procedure with less length to create the frog’s head and glue the adhesive eyes.
  4. Cut out a small piece of cardboard and join the ends in a circle, glue and place it on the bottom of the frog’s body. Next, glue the frog onto another strip of cardboard where you have cut out the shape of the haunches at the ends.
  5. Cut out a strip and stick it on the back of the frog’s body, fold it around the body, mark the fingers and you will have the little arms.
  6. Paint the cardboard frog. Use white for the center of the belly and mouth and green for everything else.

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