Need some easy winter crafts for kids to get through these dreary gray months? You’ve come to the right place! Things were looking pretty bare around here once all the Christmas decorations came down. Waking up to a beautiful snowy day this morning inspired us to create some new winter decorations to brighten things up again!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED: white/silver/iridescent pipe cleaners, clear/light blue/silver beads, fishing line (optional – to hang your snowflakes!)
WHAT TO DO: Help kids twist pipe cleaners around each other to make snowflake shapes. Then, set them loose to make their own glittery, shiny, snowy creations by choosing beads they like and stringing them onto the ends of the pipe cleaners.
HOW TO CHANGE IT UP:
-Make snowflakes of all different sizes by cutting the pipe cleaners into smaller sections or leaving them full length.
-Cut small (1 ½-inch) sections of pipe cleaners and twist them around the ends of each longer pipe cleaner for added decorations.
SKILL AREAS ADDRESSED: Bilateral coordination, fine motor skills, grasp, motor control, visual motor integration
Want to take a closer look at the skills kids are using in this activity? Check out our Clinical Closeup page, where we break down the skills listed below in terms everyone can understand.