This is the time of year when an unexpected snow day can quickly interrupt the regularly-scheduled programming of your week and leave you with the sudden opportunity to have some fun. Whether you’re a child relishing a surprise day home from school or an adult thrilled to delay that important presentation at work just one more day, a city-wide snow delay can present a buffet of unanticipated distractions. Do you: (A) spend all day marathon binge-watching past seasons of BBC’s “Sherlock,” (B) read the latest rousing installment of Veronica Roth’s “Divergent” trilogy, or (C) attempt to inject some craftiness into your otherwise impromptu free day? Why not give these easy printable options a try!
For the Kiddos
Go the classic route and help the kids print some custom memory cards to hone their powers of recall. And if you think they’d appreciate something with a little more pizzazz, show them how to put together these whimsical bird and snake finger puppets. This funky body flipbook or these amusing animal and superhero masks could also prove just the creative tickets to quickly pass the afternoon away.
For the Adults
If you’re feeling in the mood to preserve precious memories, these scrapbooking papers, frames and borders should come in handy if you’ve been working on an album (or would like to start one). Of course, Martha Stewart has some scrapbooking clip art ideas of her own, in addition to some truly unique ways to display one’s family tree, photos and other mementos. Finally, if you’d like to use your brief moment of downtime to get organized, Martha is the unquestionable queen of all things neat and tidy. Let these organizational clip art options help you put your life in slightly better order before heading back to the office.
For the Whole Family
Disney’s Spoonful.com has 255 printable games and puzzles for hours of family entertainment. We’re especially keen on the Mickey & Friends Fill-in-the-Blank Tale, the mathematical Magic Hexagon Puzzle and the Disney Villains Bowling Pins. Who wouldn’t want to give the devilish Ursula or conniving Jafar a quick one-two punch to the paper gut? Ready, aim, launch that bouncy ball!
Enjoy the above cold-weather diversions, and leave a comment if you have any other crafty snow day suggestions! For even more printable craft fun, visit our blog’s A Valentine’s Day to Remember: Paper Flowers post.