Invite young friends to gather around a table made of snow. Tightly pack snow (wet snow works better than the powdery kind) into two large galvanized tubs, and leave it overnight to harden. Overturn one tub, unmold the snow, and then overturn the second tub on top. (To ease the way, set the frozen tubs inside a garage or a shed for a half hour to warm the snow.) For a seat, use the same trick and a 5-gallon bucket.
With a festive, no-sew apron, kids can cook without the mess on their clothing this winter.
Have young crafters attach designs made of washable felt and rickrack to kid-size canvas aprons with fabric glue. An ornament doubles as a pocket (glue bottom and sides), the perfect place to stash a cookie for on-the-job nibbling.
When things get stuffy, a felt hankie holder will come in handy. With felt, glue, and a needle and thread, young sewers can make this simple tissue pouch.
Cut a 6 1/4-by-4 3/4-inch rectangle of felt with pinking shears; fold in edges to meet at center. Sew ends with a running stitch. Backstitch an initial on a cutout heart; apply with fabric glue.