Create a Winter Wonderland at Home

Last updated: November 29, 2023, at 12:22 p.m. PT

Originally published: November 21, 2023, at 9:20 a.m. PT

Girl with red sweater and white hat working on a craft project and holding up a red snowflake.

Winter is a magical season filled with the wonders of snow as well as cozy indoor moments. While the cold weather might keep you indoors, it's also the perfect time to bond as a family and create your own winter wonderland right at home. 

  1. Snowflake Art and Craft
    Get creative with some paper, scissors, and your imagination. Cut out paper snowflakes of various shapes and sizes and decorate your windows with these intricate designs. You can even add a touch of sparkle with glitter or metallic markers. Try out these templates for some added challenge and inspiration.
  2. Snowy Storytime
    Snuggle up with warm blankets and a stack of winter-themed books. Reading together as a family is a delightful way to spend a chilly afternoon. Choose classic tales like "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats or "The Polar Express" by Chris Van Allsburg. Let each family member take turns reading a story or share your own winter adventures. Check out this great list of other snow-filled literature.
  3. Snowy Science Experiments
    Turn your home into a winter laboratory with some engaging science experiments. Try making your own snow by mixing baking soda and conditioner or conduct a winter-themed volcano experiment using snow, baking soda, and vinegar. Try this curated list of winter-inspired science experiments.
  4. DIY Snow Globe Craft
    Creating your own snow globe is a fantastic winter craft. You'll need a small glass jar with a lid, figurines, water, glycerin, and glitter. Glue your chosen figurine to the inside of the lid, fill the jar with water, add a few drops of glycerin, and sprinkle in some glitter. Carefully screw the lid back on, and voila – you have your own winter wonderland enclosed in a jar! Read the detailed directions.
  5. Snowy Movie Night
    Host a snowy movie night with winter-themed movies. Classics like "Frozen," "Home Alone," or "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" can set the perfect ambiance. Don't forget the popcorn and hot chocolate! Here is a huge list of winter-break approved movies.

Creating your winter wonderland at home is a great way to make the most of this special season and bring your family closer. Try these activities and add your own personal touch to ensure this winter is filled with warmth, joy, and unforgettable moments.