Winter has really settled in around these parts. A few days last week were so cold we only ventured outside to the chicken coop, visited our unhappy ladies, and hightailed it back inside. Those poor chickens. This is their first winter and they are not enjoying it.
We, on the other hand, are settling in to our winter rhythm. Less time outside, more time in. While we are still outside enjoying the season the best we can, we are also enjoying the season inside.
Lots of crafting, creating, making, and inventing are happening around here. My very favourite invention so far has been the ultimate snow fort. Planned and modeled indoors for an entire morning, implemented outdoors for all of 5 minutes. It was then decided the snow fort was “pretty good like that” and returned inside to plan their next snow fort.
I am loving crafting right now. And anything Mama enjoys my little ones tend to pick up too. We made a really cute polar bear craft the other day, which turned into a mask, which turned into trouble. It’s my latest post over on Hands on as we Grow. It is a great last-minute art project because you likely already have everything you need on hand.
But this polar bear craft is more than just cute. It also uses a torn paper technique, making it great for strengthening little hands for future writing.
You can read the whole post over on Hands on as we Grow.
And if you are looking for more paper plate crafts be sure to check out this post — 75 Simple Paper Plate Crafts for Every Occasion!