Netherlands 3-D Ice Skating Craft

We just entered the Netherlands in our Expedition Earth Geography curriculum and seeing as how it is January, and we finally have snow on the ground, it was perfect timing to do a Netherlands Ice Skating Craft! Plus it was fun, and I’m up for anything that makes school more fun!



  • White Cardstock
  • Blue crayon or pastels
  • Blue Water Color, paintbrush, water
  • Salt
  • Cotton Balls
  • Green Construction paper for trees
  • Glue & Scissors
  • Ice Skater Printables
  • Colored Pencils or markers to color skaters


Color and cutout Ice Skater and tree shapes (out of green construction paper). Leave an extra flap of paper at the bottom of the tree and at the foot of the skater so you can fold and glue it to the artwork later.


Using White cardstock, trace a lake shape onto the paper and color with blue crayon or pastels. Brush blue water color over colored lake and sprinkle with salt to create a glistening effect on the pond. (You can also use frosty blue paint here, we didn’t have any, so we improvised with the salt.)


Scratch skating marks into the wet pond using scissor tips or pen with the tip retracted.


Next pull apart cotton balls and glue around edges of pond.


Add glue to extra flap of trees and skaters to complete the 3-D ice skating scene. Here are our completed projects:



If you’re brave enough you can go Ice Skating as a treat! Hope you had a fun time making this wintery craft!

Click here to see the rest of our Netherlands Geography Activities


  • Chris January 24, 2011 at 5:14 am

    this is so cool! 😀

  • Jessica January 24, 2011 at 5:55 am

    Would love to win this book!

  • JamericanSpice January 24, 2011 at 6:42 am

    That is so creative. I wish I was crafty!

  • Abby @ They Lend Me Their Hearts January 24, 2011 at 11:23 am

    That is really cute, looks like the perfect project for my 2nd graders who will be home from school on friday!

  • Abby @ They Lend Me Their Hearts January 24, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Under Directions where it says "Click Here to read more" I'm not getting a link. Is it just me?

  • Katy January 25, 2011 at 2:18 am

    Hi! I enjoyed reading your post. I was searching for craft ideas for an upcoming mom/tots craft club we are beginning here in our neighborhood…in Amsterdam! Feel free to browse our blog as well. Though it not up to date, we do have several videos and pictures of life as we know it, an American family growing up in this The NetherlandsThanks again for the craft ideas!katy

  • Stacy January 25, 2011 at 11:40 am

    I left a comment the other day, but no way to reach me…. Once again, would love this resource. It looks amazing!

  • Joy January 25, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Very cute idea! Thanks for sharing it and for joining in the Hip Homeschool Hop!

  • RachelT January 26, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    How cute! We are studying ancient history right now , not the Netherlands, but we went ice skating last week while on vacation. We will have to try out this fun craft later this week! Thanks!

  • Elle Belles Bows January 30, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Oh my goodness! Way too cute and very creative! Kerri

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