Val’s Crafty Corner: Block Play in a Winter Wonderland

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This idea for crafty fun is brought to you by Melissa & Doug, written by our Blog Ambassador Valerie Deneen.

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It seems as though my kids can never get enough block play. Whether it’s experimenting with our favorite Melissa & Doug unit block set, or creating their own pretend worlds with the town block set, they can spend hours playing with blocks! For a fun twist on this classic play, I thought it would be fun to create a Winter wonderland for our little block town. It was a big hit around here!

block play in a winter wonderland

To make a Winter wonderland of your own, you will need some blocks and some cotton stuffing/batting. Invite your child over to build the town however she likes. Next, it’s time to add the snow!

block play

My daughter loved pulling apart the soft cotton stuffing to add to her block town! At first, there were just tiny bits of snow on the roof of the town’s grocery store.

block play

But it didn’t take long before an entire blizzard descended on the town! Even the firetruck had trouble driving through all that snow. The buses were forced to a grinding halt. Throughout the night, several snowstorms came through and dumped even more snow!

block play

Thankfully, the snow can be gathered back up and placed in the basket easily — to be played with again and again, of course!

block play

Have fun!!

Valerie Deneen is the author of Inner Child Fun, where she inspires parents to spend more quality time with their kids, and less money doing it. Inner Child Fun celebrates simple pleasures for all ages—with more than 1,000 frugal and creative projects sure to bring out the “kid” in you too! Follow Valerie on Twitter or say “Hi” on Facebook.

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