If you’re looking to get your kids away from the TV and video games to spend some quality time with them, don’t let the lull of winter stop you. Try getting them involved in a baking or cooking project, or find fun crafts to do together. There are plenty of ways to use things like even snow to work to your advantage. Get creative!
Beat Wintertime Boredom Blues with Fun Snow Recipes & Crafts
By: Jenni Fleener
Winter can be a time where everyone in the family can start going a little crazy with “cabin fever”. If the excitement of sledding, snow forts, and hot cocoa has worn off for your kids this winter, here are a few “snow” activities to beat those wintertime boredom blues.
1. Snow Muffins actually use snow as one of the ingredients in these delicious muffins. Add some pecans and dried cranberries or raisins for a delicious, tasty, and fun activity.
2. Just Add Snow Ice Cream is another recipe that features snow as an ingredient. The kids will have a blast siring this homemade ice cream up themselves. Allow them to add their own toppings for a special treat.
3. Why make an ordinary pizza for dinner when you could make a Snowman Pizza? Get creative with any veggie toppings your kids would like to use as eyes and buttons. Don’t forget the carrot nose!
4. Eskimo Snowballs are a great way to get kids cooking in the kitchen. These little candies are easy enough to let kids have a little independence in the kitchen.
4. Decorate any window in your house with these cute and easy Snowflake Window Clings. The best thing is, the can be reused year after year.
5. Go for a winter hike and collect some sprigs of evergreen branches. Dipped in white paint, they make a fun and creative Snowflake Stamp for a beautiful winter painting.
6. Nutter Butter cookies dipped in white almond bark become adorable little Snowman Cookies when topped with candy buttons.
7. If you’ve still got your creative juices flowing with all these great ideas, why not turn your ordinary white refrigerator into a Snowman Refrigerator. This activity will brighten any kitchen during the long winter months!
Do you have any fun winter-themed recipes or crafts you enjoy this time of year?
About the Blogger:
Jenni Fleener is the creator, photographer and chef behind A Little Bit Crunchy A Little Bit Rock and Roll. She has had a passion for cooking since she was a child. Forget Saturday morning cartoons, Jenni was watching Julia Child. In high school, she would pour over Rolling Stone and cooking magazines. In college art school, she would come home from the design studio to prepare homemade bread â€¦read more about Jenni on her Featured Foodie profile on RecipeLion.