Winter storms are no joke, y’all. With hours spent holed up in your apartment and cabin fever taking its toll, those snow days can make you (and the kiddos) a bit stir crazy. If you’re lucky enough to have the day off with your little ones, keep yourselves busy with a few fun activities and snow day DIYs. Whether you’re looking to get outside and enjoy the all that powdery fun or are all ready to snuggle up and sip on some hot cocoa, these DIY projects will keep you all cozy, creative and busy. Scroll through to see our favorite snow day activities.


1. Protein-Packed Pancakes: Start your day with pancakes you won’t feel guilty about eating. These protein-packed flapjacks are made with eggs, protein powder and a banana, then topped with fresh fruit and greek yogurt. We’ll take a whole stack, please. (via Brit + Co)


2. DIY Hand Warmers: Baby, it’s realllly cold outside. Keep warm by making a set of these hand warmers. Not only would this be a great DIY to teach your little one how to sew, but it will also be super fun for you too. (via Brit + Co)


3. Snow Play-Doh: This Play-doh recipe would be the perfect activity for any day with your mini-me, but it’s extra-perfect for snow days since it’s peppermint-scented and white. Let your kids have a friendly competition and see who can make the coolest creation out of their snow Play-doh. (via Pre-K Pages)


4. 5-Minute Snow Ice Cream: You only get a handful of chances to make snow ice cream during the year. So when you have the opportunity, take it! The best part? You probably have all of the ingredients in your cupboard already… well, except the snow, of course. Plus, it only takes five minutes to make. Score! (via Gimme Some Oven)


5. Melted Snowman Sugar Cookies: Snowy days are the perfect excuse to whip up a batch of cookies. Skip building a real snowman this year and go for these melted snowman cookies instead. Make a simple sugar cookie as the base and get creative with the decorating. (via Betty Crocker)


6. BBQ Turkey Chili: What’s better than some comfort food on a winter day? Cook up a pot of BBQ Turkey Chili with this recipe. Trust us, everyone’s going to be asking you for the recipe, because there’s a secret ingredient: BBQ potato chips. Yep, you read that right. (via Brit + Co)


7. DIY Snow Cone Syrup: Making snow cones is a must on a snow day. If you forgot to snag some syrup at the store, combine sugar, water and Kool-Aid to make this version. You’re about to be the coolest mom on the block. (via Sweet Lulu)


8. Kool-Aid Snow Paint: If you’re making Kool-Aid snow cone syrup, you might as well make this snow paint while you’re at it. Then, hand it over to the kiddos so they can get creative in the snow. Again, you’re going to be the coolest parent EVER. (via Growing a Jeweled Rose)


9. Reese Witherspoon-Inspired Winter Mittens: Totally crushing on Reese Witherspoon’s “Hi Y’all, Bye Y’all” mittens? DIY a pair for yourself when you’re snowed in this winter. Made with iron-on letters, they’re super easy to DIY and even cuter to wear. (via Brit + Co)


10. Snowman Bowling: When you’re snowed in for more than, like, 24 hours, you start to get pretty bored. If you’re starting to go stir-crazy, round up six toilet paper tubes and create this snowman bowling set. Have a family tournament to see who is the best bowler of them all. (via Creative Me Inspired You)


11. Dirty Matcha Latte: While the kiddos are slurping down hot cocoa, cozy up on the couch and sip on a dirty matcha latte. Not only does it have a ton of health benefits (#eatclean2016), but it’s also super tasty. Mix matcha, espresso and milk to DIY it, then top it off with a handful of chocolate chunks and marshmallows for an extra wintry vibe. (via Brit + Co)


12. Duct Tape Sled: As soon as the weatherman predicts a few feet of snow, the stores suddenly sell out of sleds. If you didn’t get your hands on one before the big storm, no worries. All you need to make your own is an old cardboard box and some duct tape. (via Artzy Creations)


13. DIY Melted Snowman Slime: What kid doesn’t love playing with slime? Use white glue, liquid starch and some glitter to whip up this one. Get ready, because your little ones (and you!) are about to have the best, slimiest snow day ever. (via Coffee Cups and Crayons)


14. DIY Woven Wall Art: Weavings definitely had their moment in 2015. If you’re trying to jump on the trend, DIY this woven wool art piece the next time you’re snowed in. It takes a little patience to make, but the results are amazing. (via Brit + Co)


15. Snow Day Bucket List: DL this printable and see how many activities you can accomplish on your day off. Between the sledding, snow forts and snow ice cream, it looks like you’re going to have a busy one. (via Juggling Act Mama)


16. DIY Fort: If it’s just *too* cold outside, get cozy and set up this fort that’s totally kid- AND adult-approved. Use your little one’s hula hoop, a couple bed sheets and *tons* of pillows to create one cool hangout spot for the day. (via Brit + Co)


17. Spin a Snowman Game: Print off this game and see who can spin a snowman the fastest. Whoever puts their snowman together the fastest gets to take the first sled down the hill, which is probably the best snow day prize ever. (via Thirty Handmade Days)

What are you favorite activities when you’re snowed in? Tweet us them to us at @britandco!