6 Disney Crafts for Snowy Days
Though your children anxiously await to hear if that lick or foot of snow on the ground will reward them with a treasured day away from the books, you’re busy scratching your head and combing your brain to figure out how to entertain your rugrats for a full day. With more energy than you can fathom, keeping children occupied when it’s too cold to spend too much time outside can be a stressful task for many parents. Especially when they start to bounce off the walls, get ‘hangry’ or push your buttons, you need a hands-on activity that will hold their rambunctious energy. To the rescue are DIY craft projects that require little skill, few supplies and ignite plenty of imagination. From capes to bookmarks to dress-up clothes and more, let these Disney-inspired winter craft projects guide your day and help you maintain your sanity:
Is it really a snow day if you don’t have a tall cup of hot chocolate? We think not! That’s why this easy craft meant to protect hands from steaming beverages is appropriate. To pull off this must-have accessory for everyone in the family (even if, ahem, you need espresso), you only need red and black felt, a few buttons, scissors, hot glue and elastic cord. Let your children explore their creativity and come up with any sort of Mickey Mouse creation, making for an epic #SnowedIn selfie with your mugs post-production.
Though some kiddos like to be princesses, your babes prefer the evil queens and the villains from all of the films. For acting out scenes that require a little more intrigue, arm them with this blanket that doubles as a cape, inspired by the classic Snow White film. To make the mishef a reality, gather fleece, scissors, a hot glue gun, a large button and good ‘ole fashioned needle-and-thread. While it might take longer than other crafts, you can use it as an opportunity to teach your kiddos how to piece together a garment.
Even if it’s dreary outside, you can light up the room with color and creativity inside with this sweet decoration inspired by everyone’s favorite snowman, Olaf. In honor of his beloved season, recreate his snowy character with cardboard, scissors, hot glue, markers, felt and string. You can follow the guide linked above, sure, but you can also give your children permission to engage their inner artist and have fun with the new decor for their bedroom door.
For siblings who put up with one another when no other friends are around, you’ll definitely need at least two pairs of these per kid to keep the fights at bay. Inspired by the very first successful creation of Walt Disney – Steamboat Willie – these festive flares will be a hit for snowy days. Best of all, if you’re not a crafty parent, these are a highly recommended craft, since you merely have to print out a template and stick these bad boys onto store-bought costume glasses. Talk about easy-peasy – and crowd-pleasing!
You’re a lucky one if you have a bookworm growing wise and strong under your roof. If instead of begging you to reenact princesses with you, your little one prefers to lay by the window admiring snowflakes and flipping pages, steal them away from their latest read to make this craft. Super easy since you only have to print them out and apply to cardstock, they can make as many as their curious heart desires.
Since so many fun experiences happen daily for your kiddo, you know they have to record everything in their top-secret, no-parents-allowed diary. As a way to upgrade their beloved pastime, suggest making these cute princess pencil toppers. Easy enough to pull off with the provided template, cardstock, scissors, colorful tape, and ahem, of course, pencils, she’ll want to make one featuring Ariel, Cinderella, Belle and all the gals.
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