9 DIY Winter Crafts

Some days it’s a little too chilly to play outside, but there are so many fun eco-crafts your kids can create while keeping warm indoors.

Upcycled snow globes: Grab a variety of kitchen containers, such as jars, salt shakers, or syrup jars, to create upcycled snow globes in three easy steps. You’ll also need a hot glue gun, a blender, used styrofoam from old packages, and miniature toys and trees.

Upcycled Snow Globes

Tree-riffic Ornaments: These instructions will help you make three different types of ornaments. Use them to decorate your house or give them as gifts to friends and family.

DIY Menorah: Transform glass jars into a colorful menorah with nontoxic 3-D paint designs.

Clothespin Snowflakes: Nothing says Christmastime like snow! Create your very own winter wonderland by making these clothespin snowflakes.

Dreidel-Shaped Pouch: This simple dreidel-shaped pouch is built to hold gelt, a gift card, or other small holiday treasures.

Dreidel-Shaped Pouch

Place Mat Collage: Five items and five steps will help you create festive place mats that can be used daily or to decorate the kids’ table during your holiday meal.

Mitten Sachet: Did your mitten lose its mate? With some felt and a few other materials, you can turn your lone mitten into a small perfumed bag.

Origami Wreath: Craft little boxes using origami to create a wreath, then decorate it with glitter, paint, and origami bows.

Origami Wreath

Handspun Hanukkah Star: Get into the swing of the holiday season with this easy-to-make Star of David craft that doubles as a decoration.