Winter Crafts

Winter Fun to Try at Home!

Looking for some creative ways to spend time while you’re home for the holidays? Here are 3 easy projects to try!

Nature Ice Wreath

Materials:

  • Bundt pan
  • Berries, leaves, or anything that you find beautiful!
  • String

Directions:

  • In the bundt pan, arrange the berries, leaves, etc.
  • Fill with water and freeze-either outside (if it’s cold enough) or in your freezer!
  • Once frozen, dip the bottom of the pan in warm water to release your wreath.
  • Tie with a string ribbon and hang up outside to let it catch the sun! Lasts longest during freezing weather.
Ice Wreath

Instant Snow

Materials:

  • 3 cups of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup hair conditioner

Directions:

  • Mix baking soda and conditioner together for moldable, squishable “snow” that is perfect for those indoor days!
Instant Snow

Icy Salt Painting

Materials:

  • Heavy paper or card stock – White or black/blue depending on your desired outcome
  • A microwave safe measuring cup or bowl
  • Epsom salt
  • Water
  • Food coloring drops
  • Paint brushes

Directions:

  • Heat water in the microwave until it is very hot (not boiling)
  • Mix an equal amount of Epsom salt in with the water (e.g., 1/2 cup water to 1/2 cup salt)
  • Mix well then add a couple drops of food coloring to create the desired color. OR leave colorless
  • Paint onto the dark paper.
  • Watch as the paint dries and crystallizes to create the look of ice!
Ice Salt Painting