7 Indoor Crafts to Beat Winter Boredom

Winter is just a few weeks away and, for some, snow is already on the ground. It doesn’t take long for the cries of “Mom, I’m bored!” to begin echoing throughout the house when the cold forces kids inside.

I’m always on the look-out for new crafts and activities to keep my four-year-old busy or a simple way to make the mundane exciting. I’ve put together a few of my favorites. I hope they stave off the boredom in your home as well.


  • Snowman milk glasses 1 of 7
    Snowman milk glasses
    What better way to get the kids to drink their milk than to turn the glass into Frosty?
    Get the how-to from Bakerella.
  • Indoor teepee 2 of 7
    Indoor teepee
    What kid doesn't love their own hideout? This one is extra fantastic, but I bet the kids would be just as excited to play in one made from bed sheets.
    Get the how-to from Rachel Denbow.
  • Kid-made doorbells 3 of 7
    Kid-made doorbells
    These are made from an egg carton, glitter, glue, paint, and yarn. Pick up some bells and you have a fun and easy afternoon craft.
    Get the how-to from Martha Stewart.
  • Holiday finger puppets 4 of 7
    Holiday finger puppets
    These little guys were made from felt and coin wrapper rolls and could double as ornaments.
    Get the how-to from Urban Comfort.
  • Homemade bird feeder 5 of 7
    Homemade bird feeder
    This will be fun and simple for your big kid to make and provides the added bonus of birdwatching after it is hung.
    Get the how-to from Alpha Mom.
  • Snowman advent garland 6 of 7
    Snowman advent garland
    This twist on the traditional advent calendar is made from the plastic capsules from "gum ball" machines. What a unique way to decorate and countdown to Santa's arrival.
    Get the how-to from Whimsy Girl.
  • Snowman pizza 7 of 7
    Snowman pizza
    Most kids love to eat pizza, but snowman pizza? This will be as fun to make as it is to eat.
    Get the how-to from Delia Creates.

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