January in Ohio usually means snow. Even though the fluffy white stuff has melted away for now, there are plenty of crafts available to bring winter back to your home!
First, who doesn’t like traditional paper snowflakes? These can be simple or super complex but always produce the same result–beautiful pieces of art!
If a bunch of folding and cutting is just a little too much work, you can make really cool snowflakes out of coffee filters! Just fold the filter in half a couple times, cut out a few shapes along the edge, and you have pretty paper art. Or if you are looking for something a little more sophisticated but still less work, visit Paper Snowflakes for a wide selection of paper snowflake templates you can print off and cut out. This site has a lot of patterns to choose from, including both very simple and more challenging designs.
Looking for even more snowflake craftiness?
What else do you see a lot of in the snow? Snowmen, of course! Here’s a simple craft to do as a family:
Bottle Cap Snowman
- 3 bottle caps
- acrylic paint
- permanent marker
- orange scrap paper
- embellishments (if desired)
- hot glue
- optional magnet dots
Just follow these easy instructions to make a cute, recycled snowman!
Do your kids really miss forming that cold, white stuff into an awesome snowball? While not the perfect substitution (and we don’t recommend throwing it at people), you may find this recipe for Snow Dough to be a fun alternative to going outside in the cold. Where else can you stay warm and toasty indoors while playing in the snow?
Finally, if you are looking for a more artistic project, check out this snowstorm art from TLC Family!