Ice-Cold Entertainment

Some of you have seen quite a bit of snow this winter. Others are working on their tan. Regardless of the weather, there are a plethora of activities to play with snow and ice, indoor and out, for children or adult.

For those who have a little snow on their front lawn, you can foster creativity by painting snow. Chocolate Muffin Tree shows you how to splatter paint with kids.

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Found this great idea on Pinterest. Simply poke holes in the caps, and squirt. Helpful if you don’t have paintbrushes or squirt bottles on hand.

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Not only will the kids appreciate this, but they are quite the work of art. Imagine lining these up along the walkway for a party. Click the link below to make ice colored glass.

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Some children prefer to stay neat and clean. Have a hot chocolate and tea party while lounging around a snow table. This is snow sculpturing with a practical purpose.

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No snow on your lawn? Not in the mood to stand out in the freezing cold for hours? There are plenty of cool activities for the indoors.

For all of those foodies out there, scoop up a bit of clean snow and add in only a couple of ingredients. You don’t need children as an excuse to make this, if you ask me.

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Teach kids about glaciers with this activity. They will have so much fun playing with ice they won’t even realize they’re learning.

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This is great for ones who like to get down and dirty. Most of the supplies are easy to find at your disposal. See how at Delia Creates.

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Although this painting post takes place during the warm weather (note the short sleeves), you could collect icicles and pieces of ice to design your own artwork. If it is not cold enough for icicles, use ice cubes.

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How cool are these? Reminds me of the tie-dye shirts I wore as a kid. Mom 2 Posh ‘Lil Divas incorporates art as well as science in these colorful ice spheres.

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Yet another activity for any temperature. Use borax to grow gorgeous crystal snowflakes. These could double as decoration around the house.

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Home-made play dough that looks like snow. This is guaranteed to keep them entertained for hours. Just don’t let them try to eat it like I did.

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These are totally for the grownups. It looks like snow, but it’s not! Just some Epsom salt, glass jars, and candles. Add them to the mantle of your fireplace or as a centerpiece for a dinner party.

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This is quite possibly my favorite feature, intended for the adult who loves to entertain or look at something pretty. Use a similar process like the colored glass to construct stunning candle holders. For the first time I actually want the temperature to drop.

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Whether you need a way to survive the long, cold days or looking to experience a little winter in a hot climate, there’s something for everyone. Happy snow!