winter

This has been a very chilly winter, hasn’t it? Sometimes when it’s too cold outside, we can get a little stir crazy. Decorating your house with cute DIY projects can give you a creative outlet and exercise your mind! These 7 warm ways to decorate for winter will help you get out of your funk! […]

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Whether you’re off on a winter ski trip or just making snowmen in the backyard, I’ve got a few tips to help make your experience a little easier on everyone. Being a big snow sport family, we’ve learned a trick or two for keeping kids happy throughout the snow day. Here are 4 tips to […]

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Are your kids buzzin’ like bees this winter, spending a lot of time indoors? If so, keep those little bees busy by making their own Snowflake Tic Tac Toe board game. They can craft small snowflakes to add to the board and have fun getting 3 in a row! Here are Lucy and I crafting […]

Celebrate the winter weather by making a crafty wonderland. We’re using recycled magazines to cut and tear out, adding to our wintery scene. You can get really creative by adding a snowman, winter animals, and some evergreen trees. Here are Lucy and I crafting a Wintery Wonderland. We will be showcasing our Craftspiration videos all year long to […]

Have you seen the movie Frozen yet? It’s our favorite. Josh Gad could not be more perfect for this roll as the goofy lovable snowman.  “The hot and the cold are both so intense, put ‘em together it just makes sense!“ I think we watched this clip below for the song In Summer about 100 times […]

Holly Jolly Christmas Cards

by Amy on December 9, 2013

My girls and I love adding homemade touches to gifts, especially at Christmas time. We made some sweet and simple holly cards, which are perfect for mailing to grandparents, hand-delivering to teachers, or using as gift tags. Need a lot of cards? These are easy to make assembly-line style, too! Supplies for Jolly Holly Christmas […]

Silly Symmetrical Mitten Art

by Amy on January 21, 2013

Brr! We’ve been having some super chilly days around here. But, the sun is shining, so we bundle-up and head outside anyway. Thank goodness for warm hats, scarves, and mittens! When we’ve had enough cold, we come inside, drink something warm, and settle in with a book, a game, or an art project. Here’s one […]

My daughters have been reminding me that we forgot to cut paper snowflakes during our December advent activities. So, I knew they would enjoy this snack-time surprise – making crunchy tortilla snowflakes dusted with powdered sugar. These are so simple and fun to make, perfect for a cold winter day when you’re stuck inside. Tortilla […]

We’re showcasing all things winter for the letter W and our Holiday ABC series. These are crafts to get you excited about the winter season over the next few months. Coffee Filter Snowflakes: We love to use coffee filters to make our snowflakes. It gives them a circle shape, already pre-cut in the perfect symmetrical shape. […]

With winter making it’s way here, we’re at Letter I for Icicles for our Holiday ABC series. Living in Seattle, we don’t see a lot of snow or icicles, but we can sure create some! We’re making felt icicle ornaments to hang on our Christmas tree. Supplies for Felt Icicle Ornaments: 1 pipe cleaner – per […]

We have no trouble getting our share of sweets during the month of December. It’s the healthy foods we have to be sure to make room for! Here’s a fun hands-on lunch or dinner activity to make with your kiddos – gingerbread boy and girl pizzas. Cute and delicious, and perfect for our Holiday ABC […]

Here are just a few of the posts I’ve been sharing around the web over the past few weeks. And I’ve thrown in some all around goodness from blogland. Come see what’s been going on. BabyCenter’s Momformation: 10 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues, including Roll a Snowman by Funky Polkadot Giraffe 10 Handmade Valentine […]

Paper Tube Stamped Snowman

by Marie on January 9, 2012

I love working with paper towel tubes. And stamping with them is fun, they make such cool shapes and are super easy for little hands to hold. Today, we’re making stamped snowmen for a silly winter kids craft! Supplies for Paper Tube Stamped Snowmen: paper towel tube plate for paint heavy cardstock paper, any color […]

It’s time for another showcase of fun crafts and ideas from the M&T Spotlight. This week it’s all about the wintry white of January. Here are 6 projects and recipes that will give a chill to your day. **Next week: I’m featuring snowmen, so link up your favorite snowmen crafts and recipes to Spotlight! Clothespin […]

While snowmen are very popular around Christmastime, they actually make the perfect craft subject for January! Aside from New Year’s and Martin Luther King Jr. day, January has no other truly crafty holidays. Until Valentine’s Day rolls around in a month or so, we can have fun with snowflakes, snowmen and other winter themed craft […]

Winter Snow Globe Place Cards

by Amy on December 19, 2011

My girls love setting a fancy table any time of year. Holiday get-togethers are a perfect time to create some extra-special place cards, like our cute snow globes! We’re planning to use these for our winter solstice candlelight dinner, and take them to my parents’ house for Christmas Day. Want to make some snow globe […]

Glitter CD Snowman

by Amanda on December 5, 2011

Kids love glitter (heck, so do adults!), and recycling is always a great way to create kid’s crafts, So why not try this cute glittery snowman made from a recycled CD. This would make a perfect ornament too by adding a ribbon hanger or gluing a magnet to the back and hang on the fridge! […]

Mini Cookie Dipped Snowmen

by Marie on January 12, 2011

We’re dipping mini cookies into white chocolate to create cute little snowmen! They’re almost to “cool” to eat! Supplies for Mini Cookie Dipped Snowman: mini sandwich cookies – any kind white chocolate – melted lollipop sticks or flat craft sticks bowls candy – mike and ikes, mini m&ms, mini chocolate chips, or gumdrops 1. Open […]

With all this white stuff around our house, we thought it would be fun to bring some of it inside and investigate. I’ve previously talked about a Starting a Science Observation Journal, so today we’re observing, testing and recording snow. Supplies for Observing Snow: notebook pencil bowls spoons tape for labeling cold temperature measuring device […]

Here are a few places I’ve been hanging out, crafting, chatting, and getting excited about the upcoming winter holidays. We’re having more fun with Santa over at the BabyCenter’s Momformation with this Santa Paper Cone. Fill this with goodies for a ho ho ho-liday gift! Stitch up this darling paper stocking, ready to be filled […]

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