Winter is usually especially hard for me. Being cooped up indoors with my two little ones every day I become tired rather quickly. Running out of entertainment ideas the first two weeks of cold weather, I vowed this year would be different. Finding fun crafts that my kids can easily do was my top priority.
Upside-down drawing. Tape a large piece of paper under your kitchen table and let the kids color with every color of crayon. Once the masterpiece is complete, hang it up for all to see or cut frame size portion and hang it on the wall to last longer.
Melted down crayons. Every house has a drawer or bag full of those pesky broken crayons. Use these cast offs to make brand new multi-colored crayons. Fill small muffin tins with broken of crayons (1 inch thick). Bake at 250 degrees for 15-20 minutes. After the tin has cooled, knock out the crayons and make sure they are completely cool before using. Your kids will have fun making and using these recycled crayons.
Make Crafts And Eat Them Too!
Edible oatmeal play dough. 1 part flour, 2 parts oatmeal, 1 part water. Mix these three ingredients together for a fun and edible play dough. After the kids have decided on a final shape, let the forms dry. The next day when their art work is completely dry, you have another craft—paint! The play dough
shapes can now be painted or try using food coloring while mixing the ingredients for some colorful fun.
Frozen Banana Pops. Simply cut bananas into 1 inch pieces and place a sucker stick in the middle. Let the kiddos roll the banana stick into yogurt to coat the outside. Then roll the banana stick through sprinkles, nuts or other foods your kids will love. Place these delicious treats in the freezer for 30 minutes then you’re free to gobble them up!
I hope you and your kids have as much fun as we did with all these crafts. Don’t forget that there is no such thing as a perfect mom so, on those days where you just need a break, there is nothing wrong with plopping the kiddos in front of the TV. Having a few lazy days saved me from insanity so, check out getdirecttv.org for your sanity saving days. While you get recharged and are able to find more fun crafts to entertain your children.
Annabelle is currently a loving and caring mother of two children. She lives outside of Milwaukee, WI and loves cheering for the Bucks and Badgers. She is a blog enthusiast and loves writing, if she is not writing she is cleaning up after her two lovely angels.