Winter crafts for kids

Dec 09, 2020
Do you have some extra time on your hands with the kids at home permanently? Check out these fun winter crafts led by Land Trust volunteer Zoe Mowry.

by Sarah Mowry

Winter is upon us and even for the most devout outdoor parent, it usually means more time indoors with our kiddos. If your kids are like mine, the darker days bring on a case of "I'm bored" syndrome. The antidote: craft time--and outdoor-inspired crafts to boot! Here are three winter craft projects to keep those little hands busy led by Zoe Mowry, age 10.

**Note for parents: these craft projects use hot glue. If your kids are not hot glue obsessed ten year olds with dubious credentials for using burning globs of glue, please substitute white glue and more drying time.**

Pine Cone Trees


Supplies: pine cones, pipe cleaners, pom poms, scissors, and glue. You can decorate these "trees" with anything you want--ribbons, string, stars!


Pine Cone Owl


Supplies: pine cones, felt, acorn tops, googly eyes, scissors, and glue.


Fir Cone Elf



Supplies: Douglas fir cones, felt, wooden bead, markers, scissors, and glue.


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