Sunday, December 30, 2012

31 Days of January Crafts for Kids

We're moving into the cold winter days of January. This can be a hard time of year for kids. The holidays are over and it's often too cold to play outside. Here are some of our favorite crafts to keep little hands busy during the cold days of January.

1.  Salt Painting Winter Scenes (& a poem)
2.  Handprint Snowflakes (& a poem)
3.  Sock Snowmen
4.  Shape Snowmen
5.  Marshmallow Math & Igloos
6.  Toilet Roll Penguins
7.  Marshmallow Painting

 And here are some crafts and activities from some other great blogs that we're looking forward to trying this year:

8.  Snowman Bowling - Spanglish Baby
9.  Icicle Painting - Mama Smiles
10.  Mini Marshmallow Snowman Treats - Reading Confetti
11.  Snow Scene Sensory Boxes - Here Come the Girls
12.  Snowman Waterless Snowglobe - Glittering Muffins
13.  Pipe Cleaner Snowflake Stamping - CraftoArt
14.  Snowman Milk Chugs - Creative Kid Snacks (cute craft AND snack!)
15.  Frosty Fluff DIY Sparkle Snow - Growing a Jeweled Rose
16.  Glitter Play Dough Snowmen - Frogs & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails
17.  Hibernation Experiment - The Freckled Homeschooler
18.  Bubble Wrap Winter Trees - Red Ted Art
19.  Borax Snow Crystals - Delia Creates
 20.  Painted Peace Signs - Inner Child Fun (in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
21.  Fingerprint Doves - Beverly Cleary School Class Art (in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
22.  Peppermint Sensory Snow - Frogs & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails
23.  Snow Paint Snowmen (Part 1 & Part 2) and Snowy Traffic Jams - In Lieu of Preschool
24.  Glue Snowflakes - Rockabye Butterfly
25.  Snowmen Family - The Freckled Homeschooler
26.  Rainbow Snowflakes & Color Crawling - Reading Confetti
27.  Snow Ice Cream - Housing a Forest
28.  Paper Plate Snowman - Artsy Craftsy Mom
29.  5 Little Snowmen Finger Play - Boy Mama Teacher Mama
30.  Shredded Paper Snow Scene - Mess for Less
31.  An Orange in January (Book and Project) - JDaniel4's Mom
 *And a bonus :)  Snowman Perspective Painting and Snowman Learning Activities - The Educator's Spin On It **

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  1. What a wonderful list of crafts! We will have such fun trying them out!

  2. Thanks for featuring our snowman treats, Tina! I always love your round ups!

  3. Thanks for sharing our post!! Great round up!

  4. Great ideas! Thanks for posting!

  5. Love this list!! I'll for sure be trying some of these things!!

  6. thanks for adding our snow and playdough:-)

  7. I love your 31 Days of Crafts each month. I can't wait to do some of these with my kiddos.

  8. So fun! I live in Florida but its nice to imagine what cold weather and snow is like:)
    Just posted on Craft Gossip!!

  9. Welcome to a new Linky Party for Kid-Focused Bloggers. Monday Kid Corner is a place to share your kid-friendly activities and crafts. Please join us at See you there!

  10. This list is wonderful! Thanks for including our icicle painting :)

  11. Nice list! Love your cute sock snowmen! Thanks for including our waterless snow globes :)

  12. Thank you for the wonderful lists with links! I am staying home this year with my almost 4 year old and these are perfect activities for us. I'm also a kindergarten teacher and I will be using LOTS of these ideas next year. Thank you so much! I can't wait to see February, March and so on! I loved Decembers too! I'm giddy:).