In spite of all the incredible new toys they just unwrapped over the holidays, you still may hear the chant of, "I'm bored!" from your children. It's easy to come up with new games and toys you make yourself. Get a little exercise when the snow is deep with a DIY indoor hopscotch mat. All you need is a roll of craft paper and markers to draw squares and numbers. Test a child's aim with a snowman slam game. Just turn some disposable white cups upside down to draw snowman faces, stack them in a pyramid shape and then knock them down with white socks rolled up in a ball to look like a snowball. Or try a hands-free challenge with a blow skiing course.
Fun With Clay
Molding clay is an activity all ages (even adults) love. If you don't have any cans of colorful clay to open up, don't worry. Make your own homemade craft dough that's safe for small children with ingredients that are right in your kitchen. Older kids may enjoy bakeable polymer clay from the craft store, or try some DIY cold porcelain that dries to a hard finish. Everyone can sculpt everlasting snowmen, create models of your pets, and more.
Make Your Own Blizzard
Snowflakes are one of the most magical things about winter, and it is possible to enjoy them without getting cold and wet. There are a variety of ways to create your own snowflakes inside. Flakes cut from paper are a classic craft. For a little extra fun, print out some of the dozens of snowflake templates available online. There even are ones inspired by hit movies, TV shows, and games. If you don't want to use scissors, try snowflakes made of craft popsicle sticks glued together in the middle to make a star and decorate them with sequins and glitter.