Winter is the perfect time for crafting. Staying warm indoors, cozying up by the fireplace, and basking in those fresh holiday memories inspires creativity even more than normal. If you’re looking for some inspiration to make the most of your indoor winter activities, keep reading to see some crafts that the entire family can make memories doing together.
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Snow Ice Cream
Snow is like nature’s sprinkles so why not take advantage of it? Snow ice cream is fun to make and tastes wonderful! Plus, it’s pretty fun to be able to grocery shop right outside your door!
1 cup milk (any kind)
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
8 cups clean snow. This may be slightly more or less, depending on how dense the snow is.
Whisk the milk, vanilla, salt, and sugar together in a large bowl. Head outside and scoop up fresh, clean snow and immediately stir it into the milk mixture. The ice cream should be fluffy, not runny. Top it with your favorite ice cream toppings and enjoy! This ice cream melts fast so don’t wait to eat it!
Absolutely Adorable DIY Snow Globes
Snow globes are a traditional winter decoration that transport you to a winter wonderland with every shake. These fun little accent pieces can be made with a few simple supplies. The best part? They can be easily customised and you can even make them in other themes besides winter! DIY snow globes can be as simple or complex as you wish which makes them a great craft for people of all ages. Let your imagination run wild, but you can look here for some inspiration.
Sparkly Snow Slime
Slime is a great activity even though parents may dread the thought of it. Mixing the ingredients and manipulating the various textures allows for the perfect time for a science lesson. This sparkly snow slime will quickly become a wintertime favorite!
2 cups of white school glue
1 ½ cups of warm water
¼ cup of silver glitter (have ¼ cup more nearby for later)
1 ⅓ cups of warm water
3/4 teaspoon of Borax
Combine the ingredients listed above then mix both bowls together. Knead the ingredients until they don’t stick to your hands. Once it is mixed, you can add more glitter as needed. Store the finished slime in an airtight container and enjoy!
Remember, doing crafts is as much about the experience as it is about the end product. Sometimes the best results are simply the laughter and time spent together!