Even preschoolers can shape these soap snowballs. Part of the fun is hiding a small plastic toy in each ball as a prize for good bathers.
The Winter Sun Catcher is an eye-catching ornament and a great yard decoration.
This warm scarf is fun and easy to make; another great craft from Spoonful.com.
A memorable scene in the film "A Christmas Story" inspired this merry outdoor display of a goofy daredevil, sure to keep passersby — and your family — giggling all the way to New Year's Day.
Kids can transform empty drink cartons into these cozy abodes.
Recycle worn sweaters into cozy woolen mittens.
String up a few of these crystals, made of pipe cleaners and beads, and get ready for a flurry of compliments.
Stitch up this adorable guy, complete with a miniature fleece scarf and an orange felt nose, in an hour or two. The bonus? He'll never melt!
Light up the night with a frosty tree wrapped in twinkling Christmas lights.
Open an outdoor art gallery featuring all-natural self-potraits.
Crown yourself a royal architect and build beautiful rainbow-colored ice castles.
Even if the temperature where you live never drops below freezing, you can still have a row of frosty icicles -- inside, no less!
Here's a quick two-person game that's easy enough for little kids yet offers enough strategy to be played over and over.
Create a time machine keepsake craft this winter.
This fuzzy fleece scarf features pockets that double as hand warmers; another great craft from Spoonful.com.
Piece paper scraps together for original artwork.
Deck the halls with these all-natural decorations for a rustic holiday look.
This clever bench, goal and carrier does triple duty for winter sports.
A sheet of paper is all you'll need to create some buzz this New Year's Eve.
Fashion a colorful updated version of an old-fashioned wooden toy.
Add color to the grays of a winter landscape with an ephemeral sun catcher made of ice.
This creative t-shirt design is a perfect seasonal craft for sleepovers or winter break.
If cold and snowy weather is beginning to make your family feel a bit cooped up, you can put the freeze on the winter blahs with this cheery reminder of warmer days to come.
This funky scarf has a pocket for your MP3 player, letting you rock out to cool tunes while keeping warm.
Get the new year off to a swimming start with these fortune-bringing fish.
Celebrate the season with these decorative snowflake window clings.
Here's a good example of the whole exceeding the sum of its parts: Add food coloring to a simple mixture of flour, salt, and water, and you get puffy, glossy paints that sparkle with salt crystals when dry.
A drying rack and an organizer in one, this vertical clothesline brings instant order to even the tiniest entryway.
Your child can use simple symbols to create her version of the Plains Indians' "winter count," a depiction of the year's most significant events.
Craft a pair of cozy critters all settled in for a long winter's nap.
Create a tiny enchanted forest of crystal trees and brighten your winter days with this simple science experiment.
Turn ordinary tights into dandy draft-blocking creatures; another great craft from Spoonful.com.
This tidy display of holiday cards also serves as a sweet keepsake and a record of all those who've put you on their mailing lists.
These bright and colorful lanterns are a magical way to light the night for winter solstice (December 21) or New Year's Eve.
Give favorite books the protection they deserve with these felt book covers.
Decorate a snow angel with a mosaic of birdseed to delight your feathered friends.
Welcome guests all year round with an ever-changing wreath that shows your family's true colors.
This cozy cap is just the homemade gift to give for fighting brisk winter weather with easy instructions to make.
These chilly little penguin pal ornaments are the perfect pair to dress up your holiday tree. Make several — one for each member of your family!
Made in Wheezy's likeness, this chubby little penguin pal will be right at home perched on your child's nightstand or bedroom windowsill.
Snowball Soap Surprise
Winter Sun Catcher
Snuggly Fleece Scarves
Sweet Gingerbread Houses
Sparkling Ice Crystals
Winter Time Machine
Multitasking Bench, Goal & Carrier
Make a Paper Noisemaker
Make a Jumping Jack
Winter Sun Catcher
Glittery Window Clings
Draw Your Own Winter Count
Critters That Keep Out the Cold
Birdseed Snow Angel
A Wreath for All Seasons
Penguin Pals Ornaments
Wheezy the Bean Bag Penguin