Cold Weather Crafts: Activities to do at Home When You Don’t Want to Leave Your House

two girls making crafts at Heartfelt in Minneapolis Minnesota

A few years ago, Family Fun Twin Cities was invited into the WCCO studio to suggest some fun crafts to do with the kids during this absolutely horrific cold weather. (I’m not complaining about the cold in Minnesota.  I’m just saying there is cold, very cold, and absolutely horrific cold.) So, we offer some Cold Weather Crafts for those days.

Cold Weather Crafts

Haitian Macrame Friendship Bracelets

I found the instructions on Crafts Unleashed from Consumer Crafts.

Cold Weather Crafts
Make Friendship Bracelets

Button Jewelry

Joy and I found this craft while searching for fun crafts to do with kids. Where did we find them? Pinterest, of course!

Cold Weather Crafts
Button Jewelry Craft

Ella and Penguin Stick Together Book Puppets

Here are the simple steps to create Ella and Penguin in easy puppet form.

Popsicle Puppets of Ella and Penguin - characters in books by Megan Maynor
Find these and other crafts on Megan’s website
  1. Gather Your supplies: Construction paper, scissor, glue, stick
  2. Cut your Construction paper into shapes
    Penguin is
    -1 large oval
    -2 small ovals for flippers
    -2 small triangles (one for beak and one for head)
    -2 small rectangles for feet
    -1 circle for face
    Ella is
    -1 circle for head
    -2 small circles for pigtails
    -1 square trimmed to fit the shape of the head for hair and bangs
    -1 large-ish triangle for dress
  3. Glue shapes together to resemble characters
  4. Tape characters on stick–pencil, popsicle sticks, etc.
  5. Feel free to add any details you want or spread modge podge over your creation to make it sturdier.
  6. Read the book together with puppets in hand.
  7. Find a new book and do it again!


Cold Weather Crafts - Ella and Penguin
In Studio with the WCCO Morning Team!
Poor Jason! He got a little reprimanded for his puppet!

Published on: Jan 11, 2016
by Gianna Kordatzky

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