Part 1: Fa-La-La-Love with Winter with Recipes and Activities!

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Four Winter DIY Projects-from The Everyday Home: FREE Winter Chalkboard Printable

It's winter everyone! The season to sit around the fire, smuggle against love ones, and and eat hot sweet treats. Here are some amazing recipes and arts and crafts that the whole family can do together. 

Crafts:
Paper Scrap Christmas Tree by GlueDots

Christmas Paper Scrap Tree
Supplies:

Directions:
1. Roll a piece of green paper into a cone shape and secure it using Craft Glue Dots.
2. Use  a stash of paper leftovers. I recommend double sided paper on the tree.
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3. Cut the paper strips to a 1″ thickness x 3″ width. Wrap the paper pieces around a pen or pencil to give them a nice curl.
4. Finally, using Craft Glue Dots stick each curled piece of paper to the tree. Start at the bottom and work around the base adding the curls and then move up the tree. Top the tree with a star pin by Maya Road.
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Maya Road Star Pin Tree Topper

Sock Snowman by Darkroom and Dearly

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Supplies:
1. White sock.  Use one that has a mid-calf or knee high tube on the top.
2. Decorative socks
3. Rice for filler
4. Twine or ribbon
5. Rubber bands
6. Buttons
7. Map pins 

Directions:
1. Cut off the top of the sock from the foot.
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2. Turn the sock inside out and attach a rubber band tightly to the top of the sock. Then turn the sock right-side out again.
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3. Fill the sock with rice. Make sure to pack it down as you go so the sock gets a nice round base.

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4. Rubber band the top of the sock closed and put another rubber band 3/4 of the way to the top for the head of your snowman.

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5.  I used map pins for the eyes and nose.
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6. Use the toe of your cut socks to fashion a stocking cap. 

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Ice Luminaries by One Little Project
Ice Lanterns: How to make your own ice luminaries from balloons.  A great activity for this cold and dark weather!

Supplies:
1. Balloons 
3. Really cold weather or freezer. 

Directions:
1. Fill up the balloons with water
Ice Lanterns: How to make your own ice luminaries from balloons.  A great activity for this cold and dark weather!

Ice Lanterns: How to make your own ice luminaries from balloons.  A great activity for this cold and dark weather!

2. But then you are going to have to freeze them. You can freeze them on a cookie sheet in your freezer or put them outside in the snow.  
Ice Lanterns: How to make your own ice luminaries from balloons.  A great activity for this cold and dark weather!

Two Days Later:
Ice Lanterns: How to make your own ice luminaries from balloons.  A great activity for this cold and dark weather!

3. In the photo below, is a ball of ice on top of a battery operated tea light.  You don’t need a groove cut out for the tea light or anything, it’s just the ball directly over the light.

Ice Lanterns: How to make your own ice luminaries from balloons.  A great activity for this cold and dark weather!

Ice Lanterns: How to make your own ice luminaries from balloons.  A great activity for this cold and dark weather!

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