Start the new year off creatively with imaginative January crafts for kids! When it’s cold outside, there’s no better indoor activity than gathering together and crafting. From paper snowflakes to frosty jewelry, there’s something for every kid to celebrate this chilly winter month. Here are a few January-inspired crafts that will keep your little ones creative all month long!
NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION PRINTABLE
New Year’s resolutions are much more fun to follow when you can draw them! Reminisce and reflect on the past year and look ahead to your future goals with our New Year’s Printable. Simply download and print out the sheets, and then use your favorite Kid Made Modern crayons and markers to fill it in!
PAPER SNOWFLAKE PRINTABLE
What craft says winter time like a classic paper snowflake? Use Kid Made Modern’s step-by-step snowflake visual aid to help create your perfect snowflake.
Starting with a square piece of paper, fold diagonally twice until you have a triangle. Fold the triangle into thirds, beginning with the right side. Then, cut a straight line across the bottom of the triangle to remove the bottom points.
Take your folded triangle and cut small shapes into it. If you’re looking to make a specific snowflake shape, our guide provides a few specific ideas. Otherwise, you can leave the shape up to chance, just like a real snowflake!
Here comes the fun part: when you unfold your paper, a magical and unique paper snowflake will be revealed!
If you’d like to add some extra sparkle to your snow, use glittery sheets from the Rainbow Craft Kit to line the exterior of your snowflake. The kit features seven glitter sheets that any color-loving crafter will love to use to make their snowflake shimmer.
Click here for the full instructions to our Paper Snowflake Printable.
WINTER SHAPES DECORATION
Kid Made Modern’s Winter Craft Kit contains shimmering winter wonders that your young crafter will love! Using the kit, you can embellish festive felt snowflake shapes to make a wintry decoration. The shapes in the Winter Craft Kit include snowflakes, ice skates, stars, and even snowmen.
To make a hanging winter shapes decoration, begin by decorating your shapes. Use the glue to attach glitter, pom poms, gems, or fuzzy sticks to the felt.
Next, take the hollow paper tube and loop a sizable amount of cording through the tube, so that there is an equal amount of cording hanging down from either side.
Using a small hole-punch or a pair of scissors, poke a small hole through the top of the decoration. Loop one end of the cording through the hole in the felt and tie to secure. Repeat several times on each side, until you have a mobile of hanging winter decorations! Hang or place the tubing horizontally so that the chain of decorations flows downwards.
FROSTY TREATS NECKLACE
Channel warm weather in the middle of winter with this ice cream inspired jewelry! Kid Made Modern’s Frosty Treats Jewelry Kit helps you to make a Frosty necklace that will match the frosty weather outside.
To begin, pick out a cord in your desired color. Pick out your favorite sweet and colorful beads, and string them onto the cord. To create a textured pattern, include larger ice cream charms in between smaller beads. To make your necklace extra frosty, you can paint your ice cream charms a chilly light purple with the acrylic paints and brush included in the set.
Once you’ve finished stringing your beads, tie the two ends of the cord into a tight knot to complete the necklace.
DESIGN YOUR OWN NEW YEAR’S CARD
There’s no sweeter way to celebrate the New Year than with a homemade New Year’s greeting. With the help of the Design Your Own Holiday Cards Craft Kit, you can make a beautiful card to wish a loved one a very Happy New Year.
Filled with over 250 pieces, The Design Your Own Holiday Cards Craft Kit comes with everything you’ll need to craft the perfect card. Begin by selecting the stationary you’d like to write on, and then choose your favorite color gel pen.
Next, write out your New Year’s message! This is a great chance to practice spelling and perfect your handwriting. Good letter writing is certainly an art form!
Once you’ve written your message, you can decorate the remaining space on the stationary with stickers, glitter, or your own special design. Place the stationary inside an envelope of your choice and seal the envelope shut with a sparkly sticker backed gem stone.
Finally, it’s time to decorate the envelope! The kit comes with ample stickers, gemstones, fuzzy sticks, and more to help your card creation come to life. Once your card is complete, write down the address and add a postage stamp with the help of a grown-up. Mail your card, and send someone some new year’s love!
Whatever the weather, there’s nothing more joyful than crafting together. Ring in the new year with these new crafts and make this year extra artistic! With Kid Made Modern, you have all the tools you need to make this January one to remember.
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