Arts & Crafts Round-up : Bring winter indoors with these adorable winter crafts

We were lucky when my girls were young and seemed to get a few weeks of snow every winter, but over the last few years snow has been sadly lacking. That hasn’t stopped us from keeping our fingers crossed and even though Spring is just around the corner, we’re still hoping that a last minute flurry of snow might pay a visit! In the mean time we’ve been keeping ourselves entertained making cool winter crafts along with some of the other Britmums bloggers. Here’s a selection of my favourite …

 Amaze your kids making these fawesome  Ice Caves by ZingZingTree. They are perfect for sensory and small world play with both young and old kids.

DIY Ice Cave

The Gingerbread House uses ice to make a magical winter solstice ice lantern. A stunning way to bring winter indoors

Winter Ice Lamp

If your not keen on playing with real ice then maybe these glamorous glittery icicles by Kids Craft Room will be more your style. They’d be beautiful hanging from a hall ceiling.

Gorgeous glittery icicles 

Play Learn Every Day shows us how to wooden clothes pegs to make a snowflake decoration. These are perfect for suing up old clothes pegs that have broken or discoloured and if you leave the glitter glue off you have ta perfect winter coaster

Clothes peg snowflake

Snowmen crafts always go down well with kids and if you mix it in with some ‘messy play’ you’ve got a double winner as Messy Little Monster shows us with her puffy paint melted snowman.

Puffy Paint Melted Snowman

If you’d prefer a less messy snowman craft then this cute no-sew snowman decoration by Hannah Spannah is perfect and older kids could have a go at sewing round the edges if you have a mixed age range.

Snowman decoration

Of course winter is all about the animals and the good old cardboard tube (loo roll) comes in handy for these adorable penguins by Clares Little Tots. They remind me of the penguins from Madagascar!

Loo roll penguins

Witts In The Wild upicycles an old sweet tub not the perfect base for there sweetest winters scene craft. This would work perfectly as a decoration on my fireplace mantle.

Winter scene ornament

And Finally, I adore the simplicity of these beautiful winter tree sun catchers that Crafts On Sea has made to decorate her windows. An early splash of colour for a winter garden backdrop.

Winter Tree Sun Catchers

Enjoy the rest of winter and I’ll see you next month with another crafty round up.

The Coolest Winter Craft Collection

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About Anthea Barton

Anthea lives by the sea and shares her busy life with three girls, a patient Mr Dad and a gang of pets. She loves to craft, cook, play, explore and learn, finding inspiration in everything around her. When she has a spare moment or three you can find her blogging at ZingZingTree (link below) and BlueBearWood (http://bluebearwood.co.uk) or hanging around Instagram (@zingzingtree & @bluebearwood) and twitter (@ZingZingTree & @BlueBearWood). She's also on pinterest, googleplus, YouTube and a whole heap of additional social media. If you look for the Zing or the Bear you can usually find her...

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