Winter Fun: Day 7

It’s easy to become a couch potato when you feel cooped up by the weather. With the ideas below, we’ll help your family stay active and get creative! You may be amazed at just how much fun you can create with household objects.

 

 

Do-It-Yourself Laser Maze

Things You’ll Need:

  • Yarn
  • Tape

Set-Up:

  1. Scout out the best area in your home for the maze. Hallways are particularly good locations (the narrow space makes it easy to place string across).
  2. Tape the yarn to the walls. Criss-cross the yarn from location to location; alternating from high to low to make the maze more challenging.
  3. When setting up, move from the maze’s ending location to the beginning, so as not to trap yourself in the maze. (Though the kids would have fun watching you go through the maze first!)
  4. In addition to the walls, use doorknobs, banisters and other permanent or heavy objects to attach the yarn. Don’t use anything that can fall over.
  5. Optional: put a “treasure” at the end of the maze. Kids can also have fun just trying to navigate through the maze without hitting the “laser” yarn.
  6. Let your spies-in-training loose on the course!

For more info, visit MelissaCamaraWilkins.com.

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Colored Ice Sculptures

Things You’ll Need:

  • Various sized pans, bowls, cups and tins
  • Food coloring
  • Water

Directions:

  1. Fill the containers with water.
  2. Add food coloring to the water. Incorporate different colors.
  3. Put in the freezer.
  4. Once frozen, take the containers and run them under warm water to help remove the ice from its container.
  5. Take the pieces of ice outside to create your own ice sculptures by stacking different shapes and colors on top of one another.
  6. If it’s not cold enough outside, bring the sculptures inside and place in freezer to freeze them together. Once frozen, they can go back into your new outdoor sculpture garden.

For more info, visit ArtfulParent.com.

 

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