Inside Snow Fun

Most children love snow and playing in it.But for those times it is too cold to play out or for those that do not get snow I hope you will enjoy these activities.

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Crystallized Snowflakes

You will need:

  • 1 Large wide mouth jar
  • white pipe cleaners put together to look like a snowflake
  • boiling water
  • borax
  • pencil or pen

Make a snowflake shape with your pipe cleaners. An adult needs to fill the jar with the boiling water.Place 3 tablespoons of the borax into the water. Stir until it is dissolved. Loop your snowflake onto the pencil(pencil should be horizontal laying across the top of the jar) with string or another pipe cleaner. Place your snowflake into the jar. It should be dangling from the pencil, and pencil should be laying across the width of the jar mouth. Let it sit overnight and remove the snowflake by lifting the pencil in the morning. You will have a beautiful crystal snowflake.

Glue Snowflakes

  • White glue in a squeeze bottle
  • wax paper
  • glitter

Draw a simple 6 lined snowflake onto the wax paper.Then let child squeeze glue over the design. Sprinkle glitter over the glue snowflake. Let it dry. Then gently peel from the wax paper. You can then hang snowflakes around the room.

Snowman Snack

You will need three refrigerated biscuits per person and place them vertically on a piece of foil to resemble a snowman. You can use pretzel sticks and raisins for the snowman's arms, eyes, nose, mouth, and buttons. Place the foil on a baking sheet and bake as directed on the biscuit package.

About The Author: Angela Billings is a stay at home wife and mother who publishes an online newsletter Home and Family Ezine.
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January 5, 20050 found this helpful

I am very much in favor of crafts Inside And Outside.

My problem is so many children today never get to experience the wonders of the snow and all the things they can do with it..

Abig plus for being out in the snow is exercise and burning calories Having fun and learning.

Those snow men they build come completely unassemble with no instructions..It is up to the craftee to mold his craft.

Snow forts?

You realize that your children are building their own shelter ?

Sledding?

It is amasing how many things you can sit on to slide down hill.

Art?

The looking at the snow covered landscape.The trees puff up with cotton. The ice reflecting the sunlight in what was and is a small stream or even just a gutter.

The feeling of the icy wind hitting them in their little faces..The chill of having wet clothing,

All these thing teach the children and will be grist for them to tell others the rest of their lives.

In school stories will be written ,even poems,Pictures will be drawn of them conquering the snow.

And your children"s Children will have an expert show them the fun and miricles of their snow.

When I was a child we cut out snowflakes by folding white paper a certain way and then snipping at it with scissors.

Yes during snow storms and blizzards by all means keep your children warm,safe and active by encoraging crafts.

When the sun comes out let them out to experience snow.

Look at us today as adults.

Whenever it snows all we can thing about is We Have To Shovel it.

We have to drive in it.

Yet We will spend hundreds of dollars to go to somebody elses mountain to ski on it.

Yes I guess I abused this forum ,by not contributing to crafts that can be done on the inside on a snowy day.

I did not intend to put down this topics creator.

I mean in my time we brought snow inside and made Ice Cream.

We brought Giant Icicles in to show everyone these miricles.

And yes we were on snow storm days giving craft materials to create works of art to be displayed .

You know on a hot summer day that making and creating snowflakes would also be a GREAT Idea.

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January 5, 20050 found this helpful

Another great idea for kids that crave snow in a no snow area, is break out the old ice shaver and make a table top snowman. Simply shave ice into a large bowl and the kids can make a mini snowman right in the comfort of your home!

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January 5, 20050 found this helpful

I would take snow and put it in my kitchen or utility sink for my two year. My daughter was born in the winter and sometimes it was just too cold to take her outdoors. My son loved this idea and it kept him happy until we were able to go out.

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