It’s winter and that means finding fun things to do in the snow (if you live in a place with snow). This winter has seen snow show up in some truly unusual places where it normally wouldn’t. Hopefully the worst of the weather is behind us and the rest of winter is more gentle than it has been this year.
Try these five winter activities to spend the rest of the frigid season.
Build some Swedish Snow Lanterns
From Gina Lide at the Artful Parent, these snow lanterns are so beautiful. All you need is snow that is packable, a tea light or some other type of light, and … well, that’s it! Aren’t they beautiful?
Go on a Winter Scavenger Hunt
Another one from the Artful Parent, Gabriela Klimes suggests making colorful ice sculptures with water, food coloring and sand toys in various shapes and then hiding the sculptures in the snow and hunting for them.
Glowing Snow Paint
A little neon paint and a black light turns pure white snow into the ultimate art canvas thanks to this idea from Crystal Underwood at Growing a Jeweled Rose. You can paint in the snow or add a splash of color to your winter sculptures.
Paint with Ice
If you’re looking for an indoor activity or you live in a place that doesn’t get cold and snowy for winter, you can still get into the winter spirit by painting with ice. This idea from Andreja Vucajnk at Easy, Peasy and Fun involves making “paint brushes” with an ice cube tray, popsicle sticks and food coloring. It’s listed as a summer activity, but you can do it any ol’ time of year!
Create Ice Lanterns
Speaking of ice and paint … here is another fabulous idea from Gina Lide, this time on Handmade Charlotte. With some balloons, water, paint and tea lights, you can create majestic ice lanterns to decorate your yard.
There’s still a lot of time left in winter, but that time can be filled with fun if you have the right activities to do. One activity that you should definitely be doing is playing with your Click-A-Bricks. You can create anything you want.