Let it snow: make a model winter town
Our winter town fits the three favourite rules for any kids’ craft in our house:
:: it’s eco-friendly, up-cycling old material
:: it’s creative, as there is plenty of scope for the children to use their imaginations and make a town their own way
:: it’s got added play-factor, as once you’ve enjoyed crafting you’ve made yourself a miniature world for lots more imaginary play
To make the snowy town you will need:
toilet rolls/paper rolls :: paper cake cases / cupcake liners :: white paint :: glue :: glitter :: cotton wool :: craft knife / scissors :: marker pens
Start by painting your paper rolls white. The more you use, the bigger your town can be.
Then use your marker pens to add doors and windows.
You can also use your craft knife / scissors to cut out some doors and windows. Add some glue to the top of your paper roll and pop on a cake case / cupcake liner to be a roof.
Then let it snow! Use glue and glitter to give your model town a glistening layer of frost and snow on roof tops…
and floors and window ledges.
You could also use some cotton wool make snowy streets and little snowmen.
Once you’ve finished creating, and all the glue is dry, you can set out your snowy model town and play! Add in some toy people and cars, make a post box to send lots of Christmas cards, make a play dough Christmas tree to decorate, combine it with a winter wonderland playscape – whatever your children can imagine!
More creative Christmas and winter play activities
Head through to our archive of creative Christmas and winter play ideas for more great activities this season.