Friday, January 27, 2012

Today's Guest Blogger is Lisa....from The Party Works

Lisa is here today to share fun children's activities that you can incorporate and use for birthday parties or as snow day activities to keep the kiddos busy during these cold dreary months.....


Fun Activities for Winter Parties


Whether you have a child with a January birthday, or you just want to throw a party this winter, you may want to plan some activities to keep the children occupied, happy, and having fun. Here are some cold weather crafts that will keep you and your family giggling until spring.

Make Snowflakes

If you have kids that are old enough to handle scissors, you can make snowflakes and put them up as decorations. All you have to do is start with a square piece of paper, fold the paper into a triangle, and then fold it again to make a smaller triangle. From there you can cut your triangle into different shapes. This will allow you and your children to create beautiful, symmetrical snowflakes that you can string together and hang in the kitchen or kid rooms during the winter months.

Cotton Snowmen

When it’s too chilly to make a real snowman outside, you can always grab some construction paper and cotton balls to make craft snowmen/women.

Winter Treats

A great way to teach kids how to cook early is to make cooking fun, and there’s no better time than the winter season to cook up a storm! Brownies can be cut out in the shape of snowmen and powdered with powdered sugar for a snowy effect. Make your latkes smile with a red pepper smile and green pea eyes. Pretzels can be dipped in meltable white chocolate (fondue chocolate works the best for this activity) then decorated with blue sprinkles.

Snow Globe

If you’ve never made a snow globe, now’s your chance! Just take a small jar with a lid, forest clay, a small winter figurine, and white and silvery glitter for your snow. Attach your figurine to the jar lid, fill the jar with water and glitter, and watch your snow globe come to life.

About the Author: Lisa is a guest writer and mother who loves to use Super Mario Bros party supplies to throw parties for her three sons.
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