Thursday, January 31, 2013

Ground Hog's Day Fun!

Pop-Up Groundhog
Are you so excited for Groundhog's Day? Well, maybe you aren't but the kiddos will be! What a fun holiday?!

It provides an opportunity for teaching kids about nature and animals...and a reason to do fun crafts based on a super cute small fuzzy creature! Kids can relate.

I've rounded up some really fun crafts, all with a groundhog theme. First, try out AllKidsNetwork's Pop-Up Groundhog craft with your little ones.

Here are some other groundhog crafts and activities in honor of our furry little friend, from The Idea Box.

Popping Groundhog

Groundhog Tunnel Game

Groundhog Day Song and Puppet

Groundhog Day Shadow Screen

Groundhog Snacks

Visit The Idea Box for crafts and activities for many different holidays and occasions. Or connect with us on Facebook to share resources and more fun creative crafts for kids!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Winter Fun Crafts

Snowman Cups
How's winter treating you? It's chilly here in Western Idaho where the temperatures haven't gone over 10 degrees for the past two weeks. So even though there is plenty of snow on the's just too cold for my kiddos to stay outside for very long. That's when I have to improvise. Here are some fun crafts to keep them busy for awhile indoors.

The Snowman cups are such a cute, simply project to make with your kiddos - especially when the weather outside is just too cold to play in. Stay inside, make some snowman cups and enjoy some snowman soup!

Snowman Circles
Take paper, glue, glitter and embellishments and you've got yourself a fun craft for little hands. The result is an adorable snowman perfect for displaying in class or on a bulletin board.

Snowman Mobile
The snowman mobile is a great craft for Kindergarten through about 2nd grade. It requires a little more dexterity and patience but well worth the effort!

Snowman Q-Tip Painting
This super easy art project is great for preschool ages and requires simple supplies like construction paper, paint and q-tips. Easy-peasy!

Stained Glass Windows
This craft requires the use of a hot iron so it's best done with quite a bit of supervision or with older kids. The results are very pretty!

Snowman Soup
A really cute gift idea for winter or even Valentine's Day, the snowman soup uses simple ingredients you may already have in the pantry - and the little kids get a kick out of drinking it!

For more winter craft activities and projects visit The Idea Box, where we have plenty of ideas to keep your kids busy! Or connect with us on Facebook to share your favorite go-to winter craft. Happy Snow Days!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Snowflake Fun And Frolicking!

Snowflake Photo Magnet
The snow is falling and winter is taking over our little corner of the world. What's the weather like in your neck of the woods? Are you an outdoorsy family, or more of a stay in and sip hot cocoa family? Or both! We're definitely both. We love playing in the snow and we love coming home to warm up with a hot drink after a cold day outdoors.

Which ever kind of family you are, you'll enjoy our snowflake themed projects this week. Try some out with your kiddos, especially if their fingers and toes could use a break from the chilly weather - or even if you live closer to the equator and want a reason to celebrate snow!

Snowflake Wreath
This will make a cute little project for preschoolers or kindergarten classes to create and display or share with parents.

Snowflake Catching
This activity can be used as a great teaching tool or lesson supplement when studying the weather with older kids (1st - 2nd graders). And there's a little math and science involved too!

Snowflake Art
I love this art project because you don't have to snow to create some pretty snowflakes! This paint craft would work well with 3 - 4 year old too.

Snow Caterpillar
Here's another craft that does require snow...and fruit! Create a snow caterpillar with your kiddos using some things you have around the house.

Snow Dough
This is a fun little recipe to cook up in your own kitchen. Or make some up ahead of time to take to the classroom. Kids will love the sparkly snow dough.

For more winter and snowflake inspired crafts visit The Idea Box! Or connect with us on Facebook to share your favorite snow activity!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

More Snowman Fun

Clay Pot Snowmen
Ready for more snowman crafts? I am! We just got about 4 inches of new snow since this morning at our house - and it's snowman season. Try our version of the Clay Pot Snowman craft or visit our sister site Craftown and use that one if you find it easier.

Clothespin Snowman
If you happen to have some antique clothespins and a small list of supplies at your disposal you'll be ability to create a cute little snowman with your kids that they'll enjoy.

Bowling Pin Snowman
This craft will make for one heavy duty snowman. With a little ingenuity and supplies you can create this decorative snowman to bowl your kiddos over!

Marshmallow Snowman
This little snack is fun to make and sweet to eat - just don't let them eat too many! With some candy, marshmallows and cookies you'll have an edible snowman in no time.

Torn Paper Snowman
If you have construction paper and glue you are all set to make some torn paper snowman art to display or share with someone special - easy peasy!

Don't forget to visit us on Facebook to share your favorite kids snowman crafts. Visit The Idea Box for many more winter crafts, projects and activities!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Snowman Crafts

Snowman Mobile
It's that time of year again! Time to celebrate winter with some fun and creative Snowman crafts! Your little ones will love building all kinds of snowmen, snowpeople and snow themed projects both inside the house and outside in the yard.

Here are some simple ideas to get you started.

Beanie Snowman
With some simple supplies you already have around the house, you can help your kiddos build a few beanie snowmen to enjoy all winter long!

Creative Snowman
Back to the pantry and craft cupboards you go! Using some fun dry ingredients, a few pieces of crafting paper and your imagination you can get super creative with this snowman craft.

Garbage Sack Snowman
No snow in your neck of the woods? Don't let that stop you from building a just have to get a little more creative with some garbage sacks and newspaper.

I'm A Little Snowman Song
And while you are creating all these adorable snowmen crafts, teach your little snowmen and snowwomen a fun snowman song to the tune of "I'm a little teapot."

However you get your snowman groove on, you'll love our simple snowman themed crafts! Connect with us on Facebook to share your favorite snowman project or visit The Idea Box for more winter themed crafts and ideas!

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