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12 wonderful winter crafts to wipe away cabin fever

Stuck inside on a snowy day? These winter crafts will entertain the kids as you wait out that blizzard.

By Kevin John Siazon

12 wonderful winter crafts to wipe away cabin fever

Photo: Geoffrey Ross

Winter crafts

Blizzard in a jar

Calm down antsy kids with this fun blizzard in a jar. Your kids will be mesmerized by the swirling glitter that’s sure to be shinier than the actual blizzard blowing outside the window. 

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12 wonderful winter crafts to wipe away cabin feverPhoto: Tony Lanz

Paper cupcake liner trees

Keep your house feeling festive all winter long with these paper cone trees made out of colourful cupcake liners. Mix up the patterns to decorate for other holidays: hearts for Valentine’s Day, shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day—the possibilities are endless!

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12 wonderful winter crafts to wipe away cabin feverPhoto: Tony Lanz

Cute elf ornaments

Make these cute little elves in all kinds of colours and they can stay up even after the holidays are over. Your kids will love their little elf friends, but make sure to clean the pinecones thoroughly before you start crafting.

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12 wonderful winter crafts to wipe away cabin feverPhoto: Tony Lanz

Six-point snowflake

This super simple snowflake can be made in 45 seconds, but since scissors are involved, let the little ones take their time. Make a bunch and tape them to the wall or string them across the room to bring a pretty snowfall inside—without the freezing temperatures.

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12 wonderful winter crafts to wipe away cabin feverIllustrations: Alex Mathers

Ugly sweater ornament

Get everyone in the family to make one of these adoarble sweater ornaments! They can each decorate them however they want, and at the end you’ll have a cute little family of sweaters. Plus, this salt dough recipe can also be used for all kinds of other crafts.

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Clay sweater ornament with glitter snowflakesPhoto: Erik Putz

Snowflake and dreidel wreath

Wreaths are super simple to make and look amazing when finished. This one has tiny dreidels on it, but your family can add whatever decorations they want. Try little bells or stars! This is the perfect craft to make as a family and hang up for everyone to see.

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12 wonderful winter crafts to wipe away cabin feverPhoto: James Tse

Adorable monster gloves

Make your kid want to wear his gloves by adding some felt, pompoms and googly eyes. These wacky monster pals will keep your little one’s fingers warm all winter long.

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12 wonderful winter crafts to wipe away cabin feverPhoto: Erik Putz

DIY snowglobe

Snowglobes don’t have to be expensive. Have each kid make their own snow globe out of a jar and then add their favourite trinket or figurine for a personal touch. 

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Three snow globes on a blue backgroundPhoto: Geoffrey Ross

Tea light snowman ornament

This little snowman took a page out of Rudolph’s book and got himself a nose that glows! Who knew an LED tea light could look so darn cute?

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DIY snowman ornament with blue hat and scarfPhoto: Erik Putz

Homemade crackers

Save your leftover wrapping supplies to make these adorable crackers. Put whatever treats you want inside and have fun popping them open with your kids.

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12 wonderful winter crafts to wipe away cabin feverPhoto: Tara McMullen

Mini popsicle stick toboggan

Make this tiny toboggan with your kids when you’re too tired take them out to the big hill. Get popsicle sticks that are big enough, and you can make mini toboggans for all your kids’ dolls and action figures.

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12 wonderful winter crafts to wipe away cabin feverPhoto: Tony Lanz

Metallic pasta garland

Take pasta crafts to the next level with this bowtie pasta garland. Some glitter and metallic paint make these bowties look super sophisticated. Opt for more colourful paint colours and polka dots if you want a funky look.

Get the instructions here

12 wonderful winter crafts to wipe away cabin feverPhoto: Tony Lanz

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