We did A LOT of crafts when my kids were younger -- give a kid a piece of paper, a crayon and a couple of glue sticks, well, you ARE the Queen (or King) of Distraction -- especially, around the holidays.
What is our favorite wintertime craft? Well, I'm really glad you asked -- stay with me here, it's been a long winter -- two crafts that immediately come to mind are: making paper chains, and stringing together cereal (or popcorn) and then hanging them outside (or on one of the trees in our yard) as a wintertime treat for the birds.
My friends over at Kellogg's created a really cool Pinterest board of Fruit Loops busy bags and crafts, basically activity bags that can be easily assembled to help kids encourage age-appropriate skills, like counting and sorting.
Although my kids are older (our youngest is 11) we still enjoy crafting together and then it suddenly occurred to me: we NEVER did get around to making our paper chains or wintertime treat for our bird-friends, dangit.
So, for this project, my youngest and I decided to incorporate our two favorite crafts together and created a pretty awesome Fruit Loops cereal bracelet chain -- here's how: