Wish Jar (wouldn't it be cool to let your kiddo write wishes on a star and put it in this jar and you fulfill (or help them (!)) fulfill some of them?! Keeping faith in that things are going to work out, not all of them, but some.
Ice sun-catchers: This just may be my #1 favorite winter craft to do with children. How to: 1. fill a bun tray 1/2 full with water (can substitute bun tray with another shallow, round object) 2. place leaves, sticks, nuts, etc in the water 3. Place a string with a knot tied in it into the water 4. leave them outside and let them freeze! We like to place ours close to the window so we can watch them freeze!