Some Crafty Winter Stuff to do with Our Kids

The Forever Years

Lantern FY

By Kirsteen McLay-Knopp

Winter can get us down.  Many people suffer from seasonal depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and colds and flu bugs seem to abound at this time of the year.  Our electricity bills soar and, very often, those of us who discover we have a lot of “indoor” time with cabin-fever infected young children can start to feel frazzled. For me, having a bit of a plan helps immeasurably and I find crafts a positive way to “beat the winter blues” with our children.   I’m sure there are lots and lots of really fun winter ideas out there, but I thought I’d share a few that have worked in our family and in our local community.

20150620_175936 (1) A home made “jar lantern”

1. Lanterns

Tulip Lanterns FY Some lanterns created at a workshop

The advantage of the “early nights” is that kids can be up after dark…

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