25 Ideas for Winter Fun

Feeling a little cooped up? Need some ideas for fun things to make, bake and do? I’ve rounded up a list of my 25 favorites.

MakeWinter village by Mer Mag

1. A winter village like this one by Mer Mag

2. Snow globes by Martha

3. This fun mini viewer (would make a sweet Valentine’s Day gift!)

4. Photos of special people, favorite toys, pets, friends and make a tiny book (by Printstagram):

Prinstagram book

5. A terrarium (find a tutorial here or buy one of these which repurposes wine bottles)

6. Gold leaf papier mache bowls by Kelli Murray:

Gold leaf papier mache DIY by Kelli Murray

7. Cupcake liner ribbons (good for Valentine’s Day or birthdays)

8. Dozens of printable activities at Mr. Printables, including this sweet “My Paper World

9. Washi tape crafts: decorate notebooks, make a washi tape town (and use this washi tape), or even frame some prints on your wall with washi tape.

10. Don’t have a lot of space? Here’s a collapsible cardboard house for your little ones.

11. Sweet little calendar by Eat Drink Chic to give as gifts to your friends:

sweet 2013 printable calendar by Eat Drink Chic

Bake

12. Salted caramal apple pocket pies! Get the recipe from Just a Taste here.

salted caramel apple pies by Just a Taste

13. Hot chocolate + marshmallows (ever made your own hot chocolate and marshmallows?)

14. Homemade pretzels (I usually double this recipe by Elephantine)

15. Afternoon tea + sandwiches (get lots of traditional afternoon tea recipes here)

16. Heart shaped doughnuts by Sugar & Cloth

heart shaped donuts by Sugar and Cloth

17. 5 favorite cinnamon roll recipes from the Kitchn

18. Popovers with strawberry butter by Sweet Paul

Do

19. Listen to episodes of RadioLab and learn fascinating stuff

20. Learn how to grow a pineapple from Instructables

21. Play outside in the snow. Make colored spray and build the perfect snowman:

make-colored-snow-spray-other-cool-diy-winter-weather-tips

22. Cool and inexpensive home science projects to blow your mind, like making a pickle glow!

23. Attend art school with Classic Play

24. Draw mustaches and funny hats with a sharpie on models in your old catalogs and magazines

25. Have an outdoor winter treasure hunt! (And 22 other great winter activities).

winter treasure hunt via ivillage

What if you live where it’s warm and there’s no snow, you ask? Check out my 25 Ideas for Summer Family Fun and 25 More Ideas for Summer Fun.

That’s 75 ideas – now go do something!

Images from top to bottom (see links above):  Mer Mag, Printstagram, Kelli Murray, Eat Drink Chic, Just a Taste, Sugar and Cloth, Yuki Sakugawa (Secret tips from the Yumiverse), and iVillage

5 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Thanks so much for including my Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies! What great company to be in. Thrilled to have found your beautiful blog!

  2. 3

    Thanks for sharing – those pocket pies caught my eye:) Happy Tuesday!

  3. 4

    shanelle7 said,

    I love all of these ideas. Even when I’m stuck at home in the summer (because its so hot, and i don’t want to leave the house) I can do these crafts and baking over summer break!

  4. 5

    skrivsanna said,

    Lovely ideas! I change some colors and voilà! Almost 25 ideas for spring ; )


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