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We got green and crafty by creating these fun skis for kids. Winter is still going strong, but not everyone can get to the mountains. This craft involves nature (check out those ski poles) and recycling. It's easy to put together and will spark your kiddo's imagination. These skis can take them just about anywhere!

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Cardboard Ski Craft for Kids


To help on this project, we enlisted master crafter Karimah Henry from the site

If you haven't checked out her site before do it ASAP. Karimah came up with a list of supplies and step-by-step instructions for creating this cool craft.

Cardboard Ski Craft for Kids

Cardboard Ski Craft Supplies

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  • Recycled cardboard
  • Paint (any color)
  • Foam brush or paint brush
  • Large sticks (2)
  • Yarn
  • Hot glue with glue sticks
  • Recycled cardboard boxes (small like shoe box or snack box)
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Stickers (optional)
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Cardboard Ski Craft Directions

  1. First, cut a large recycled cardboard in the shape of skis.
  2. Next, paint your cardboard skis any color. You can also add designs to your skis or leave them plain. Set aside to dry.
  3. Now it’s time to turn your small cardboard boxes into ski boots. If you’re using a snack box, cut off the top so that your child’s feet can easily fit into them. Paint your cardboard ski boots black or the same color as your skis. Set aside to dry.
  4. Glue your cardboard ski boots to your cardboard skis. You can add letters L and R stickers inside of the boots to help children who are learning how to put on their shoes.
  5. Finally, search your yard or park for large sticks. If you can’t find any, visit your local craft store to purchase birch sticks. Now cut a small piece of yarn then tie it around each stick to represent the ski poles. You can decorate your ski poles or leave them plain.
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  1. Rent your skis from Ski Butler
  2. Listen to the Ski Moms Fun Podcast
  3. 12 Ways to Recycle and Resell Old Ski Gear


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