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Ten Winter Themed Toddler Activities And Crafts

by Rebecca Eanes

Winter is almost here, and with those cold, snowy days, it’s good to have a list of activities to keep your toddler busy and happy! I’ve gathered 10 winter-themed activities and crafts that are simple, fun, and engaging for your little one. Enjoy!

DIY Snow Globe Sensory Jar 

There’s something so soothing about shaking up a snow globe and watching the snow swirl and settle. It’s very calming for little kids, too! Create your own snow globe with your child this season with these instructions.

To create your own snow globe, you’ll need: 

  • A small mason jar
  • A hot glue gun 
  • Glitter or confetti
  • Elmer’s clear glue 
  • An optional winter figurine, such as a small snowman. 

First, you’ll need to hot glue your mason jar’s lid components together. This will prevent leak. Next, hot glue the figurine to the inside of the lid so that it will be facing upside down when you place the lid on the jar. After that, fill the jar approximately 30% full with the clear glue and then add glitter or confetti and fill the rest of the way with hot water, leaving a bit of room at the top, and stir. 

Quickly pipe a thick ring of hot glue around the inside of the lid and screw the lid on as tight as you can. 

Let dry, and shake! 

If you’re not crazy about giving your little one glass, you can purchase empty plastic snow globes at craft stores!

No-Cook Winter Playdough

This playdough sparkles like snow! If you’re up for making your own, this recipe will make one big ball of glittery, snowy-looking playdough. You’ll need:

  • 2 cups plain flour
  • ½ cup table salt
  • 2 tbsp cream of tartar
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup boiling water
Rebecca Eanes is the bestselling author of multiple books including Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide, The Positive Parenting Workbook, and The Gift of a Happy Mother. She is the grateful mom of two boys. 


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