With temperatures hovering mostly in the 40 to 50 degree range, January hasn't felt much like winter around here so far.
But that's not stopping us from doing a few wintry Pinterest inspired crafts! We haven't quite resorted to cutting out snowflakes for the windows yet, but I did find this very cute idea for a ice skating scene.
|N., always up for a "project"!|
The idea was to use salt for the ice, cotton balls for the snow banks, and then cut out some figures to do the skating.
We "painted" a piece of construction paper with glue, then applied some kosher salt and stretched out cotton balls. N. wanted to just stick the balls on, but I didn't want to waste so many. (Really? Why do I get like this about our supplies?)
|We may have gone a little overboard with the salt. Looks a little more like a street in our neighborhood in anticipation for one inch of snow than a sparkling rink awaiting skates.|
|And then N. got to playing with it.|
|Figures obviously not to scale, but N. played with it on at least three occasions.|
This post is a part of the Real Women of Pinterest series. Go check out what mep and others are crafting as well!
Oh, okay, we did have ONE day of a smattering of snow. Barely enough to call snow, but the kids were excited, and it gave J. and I a reason to give the kids the sleds we bought them for Christmas but forgot were in the back of his car until the end of Christmas day. So, here are a few photos of the kids doing their darnedest to play in snow that was melting all around them.
|Moooom! These don't work at all!|
|Ha Ha Haaaa! Mine does!!|
|Love this one.|
|"I am cooold! Can I go inside and have hot cocoa now?"|