Winter’s chilly temps are likely to maintain individuals indoors for the heat of the hearth, however regardless of that, this time of yr additionally brings out individuals’s inventive juices. Everybody turns into a baker, impressed by visions of tasty cookies and the implausible smells coming from the kitchen. And crafts convey a touch of nostalgia as dad and mom watch their youngsters create masterpieces that will probably be hung within the dwelling, taped to the door or dangled from home windows and be cherished for years to return.
These craft concepts are enjoyable to make and can maintain your toddler busy this winter. Let’s craft!
Supplies: Sticks and Twine
Collect sticks of the identical measurement and unfold them out, conserving them collectively within the center. Tie twine round and thru the sticks, ensuring the snowflake retains its form. This craft is tremendous straightforward and will be made in all sizes. For smaller sizes, as an alternative of sticks, use twigs.
SNOWY PINE CONE
Supplies: Pine cone, White acrylic paint, Paintbrush, Epsom salts, Twine, Sizzling glue, Picket bead
Apply white paint to the highest of every scale of the pine cone. Whereas paint remains to be moist, seize a handful of Epsom salts and sprinkle over the pine cone. The salt will persist with the paint, giving your pine cone a frosted look. Let dry. Glue a wood bead sideways onto the highest and loop twine by and tie a knot.
Supplies: Handful of twigs, Coaster or one other sturdy base, Battery-operated votive, Craft glue
Glue alongside the size of your first twig and press onto your base. Add one other layer, making use of glue so it affixes to the underside layer, forming a tough circle. Proceed to attach and construct your layers of twigs till the construction is about 2 inches excessive. Flip in your votive and drop it into your campfire.
Supplies: Twigs, Crimson felt, Googly eyes, Yarn, Sizzling glue
Lower the twigs so that they’re the identical measurement. Lay them in a triangle, putting the lengthy ends over the brief finish, and glue the ends collectively. With the felt, minimize a small circle for the nostril and glue it to the underside of the triangle. Glue googly eyes on to complete the look. Lastly, connect each ends of the yarn on the ears.
Written by Vong Hamilton and Kristin Hinnant. Photographs by Deanna Curry, Kendra Reeder and Kristin Hinnant.
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