As much fun as it is to watch Frozen over and over again, sometimes you have to tell the kids to let it go — “it” being the remote. Don’t spend your snow day on the couch when you can be putting together fun and creative DIYs with your kiddos. From easy recipes to cardboard forts, these activities are simple (and cheap) to enjoy.


1. No Bake Snack Bars: The best kind of snack is a no-bake snack. Healthy, colorful and hassle-free — it’s the ultimate mom-friendly snack. (via Averie Cooks)


2. Color Pencil Jewelry: Who knew colored pencils could be so fashion forward? Bring out those bold colors and shapes by cutting them into pieces, then string them together as you please. (via The 36th Avenue)


3. Melted Crayon Hearts: Get started on those Valentines early this year. Rid yourself of your tattered ol’ crayons by breaking them, placing them into heart-shaped molds and then baking them in an oven to make these adorable hearts. It’ll melt your Valentine’s heart, we promise! (via Ppppizzazz)


4. Cootie Catcher: Kick it old school with a cootie catcher. It’s easy to make, and you and the kids will have some good laughs. (via Five Orange Potatoes)

5. Light Tunnel: Who says you can’t use Christmas lights all season long? Get a cardboard box, a screwdriver and a strand of lights, and voila! You’ve got a colorful tunnel of fun that (hopefully) everyone can fit into. (via Homespun Aesthetic)


6. Cardboard Guitar: If you’ve always wanted to start your own band, now’s your chance. Have your kids put together their favorite instruments, and you’ll be that much closer to cardboard stardom. (via Apartment Therapy)


7. Glitter Snow Globes: This one combines our two favorite things: glitter and mason jars. Give that toy figurine in your life a makeover with some water, glycerin and glue. (via DIY Network)


8. Toddler Art: Let the kids go wild! Transform your child’s artwork into a classic with a few pieces of randomly placed tape. (via Robin Egg View)


9. “Frozen” Popcorn Snowballs: Do you want to build some popcorn snowballs? Okay, it’s not quite as catchy as the original song, but definitely quite tasty. (via Life Made Simple)


10. Glow in the Dark Glitter: Have fun into the wee hours of the night by combining glow-in-the-dark paint with epsom salt. (via Growing a Jeweled Rose)

11. Mini S’mores Cup: Enjoy an outdoor fave indoors with these bite-sized cups. Be forewarned, one (or two, or three) won’t be enough. (via I Heart Nap Time)


12. Balloon Art: If your little budding artists are going stir crazy, grab a few paint bottles and balloons to create some seriously cool art. (via Brit + Co)


13. Hopscotch Mat: Take it really old school with this DIY hopscotch mat. You can up the stakes by replacing the numbers with dares. (via Apartment Therapy)

14. Milk Carton City: Rome wasn’t built in a day, but milk carton Rome can be! Transform juice and milk boxes with hot glue, tape and all the markers you can find. (via Ukkonoa)


15. Magic Snow Paint: If the kids are really dye-ing (see what we did there?) to go outdoors, you might as well arm them with squirt bottles of paint. (via Growing a Jeweled Rose)

Which DIY are you excited to try? Tell us your favorites in the comments below!