Rainy days during the winter are tough. If we are stuck inside, we either do a craft or bake something. I’d rather eat, but my kids like to be messy, so find a craft it is!
My mom is a third grade teacher and just told me about the cutest craft she and her students just did together.
It’s a sock snowman and he couldn’t be easier to make. Watch this adorable from Kidspot.com.au.
I love that this is a no-sew project and it uses that old socks that get eaten by the dryer.
Here’s what you’ll need to make one:
1 x long white sock
3 – 4 cups uncooked rice
25cm of fabric or ribbon (his scarf)
2 x buttons or pom poms
3 x dressmaker pins
white string or rubber bands
Full details on Kidspot.com.au – http://www.kidspot.com.au/kids-activi.
Look how adorable our snowman came out!
Another easy craft is No-Cook Playdough.
This recipe is my go-to when the store-bought stuff is too dried out to play with.
This dough can be stored for about a month in an airtight container. It’s suitable for all ages with adult supervision, of course!
1 cup of flour
1/3 cup of salt
1/2 cup of water, or more if needed
2-3 drops of food coloring
4-5 drops of liquid detergent *do not ingest*
In medium sized bowl, mix the flour and salt together. In another bowl, mix the water, food coloring and detergent.
Next, slowly add the wet mixture to the dry mixture.
Knead well on a floured flat surface and shape into a bowl.
***I find I need to add a bit more flour sometimes because the playdough is too sticky. Just add a pinch as you go, if that’s the case.***
I love both of these ideas because you probably have everything you need in your house. No need to make a trip to the craft store! ??