Inhabitots on JustMommies: Holiday Season Wrap-Up & Eco-Friendly Wintry Fun

By Inhabitots

Are your kids crestfallen now that the holidays are over? Even though the gifts have been unwrapped and Santa has returned to the North Pole, the reverie can continue! From clever ways to reuse gift wrap and bags to making your own snow globes and whipping up delectable treats out of candy canes, read on for several ways to continue enjoying the winter season.

Did you rack up an infamous pile (or small mountain) of wrapping paper in your living room after your tots tore into their gifts? We've got the wrap up on holiday wrapping paper -- we show you how to recycle it, compost it, stuff it, mush it, and pet it!

Getting ready to give your O'Tannenbaum the old heave ho? Not so fast. Here are four ways to recycle your Christmas tree and grant it an entirely new, tinsel-free life.

Read and reflect on the season's greetings you received one last time, and then we'll show you how to recycle your holiday cards into next year's gift tags.

Candy canes needn't hobble off into the distance now that Christmas has come and gone. Here are 5 delicious ways to reuse leftover candy canes. Chocolate chip peppermint cookies, anyone?

If you missed out on making a complicated gingerbread house over the holidays, try making a super-simple ginger-bird house instead. Kids will get a kick out of constructing this sweet retreat with a birdhouse as the base.

The weather outside may be frightful, but you and your kids can make an idyllic winter wonderland in a recycled baby food jar with our super simple tutorial on how to make your own snow globe!

Kids climbing the walls over the holiday break? Then hit the slopes for some snow-shoeing and burn off some serious energy! Before heading out, read our guide on how to snowshoe with your children.
Beat the blues that Old Man Winter delivers in the form of snow days and frigid weather, by engaging the kiddos in one or all of our 7 eco-friendly winter boredom busters for kids.