Winter Art - Painting with Corks

Winter art and crafts are in full swing now! If you haven't had any snow yet this year read the story 'The Snowy Day' and be inspired to create your own winter art. Toddlers and preschoolers will love making painty tracks as they create their own snowmen and snowflakes. Put any corks lying around after the festive period to use and use them  to paint with!

Easy Winter process art for toddlers and preschoolers. Painting with corks on snowflakes and snowman shapes is a fun painting idea for kids. An easy 'The Snowy Day' book activity.



We have lots more snow themed art and craft activities for you to take a look at. One of my favourites is our puffy paint melted snowman

This weeks book for the virtual book club is 'The Snowy Day' by Ezra Jack Keats. It's a lovely story about a little boy and his adventures as he goes out on a snowy day. Amongst other things he makes tracks in the snow, builds a snowman and watches the snowflakes falling. (scroll down for more 'The Snowy Day' activity ideas) Take a look at our Winter book list for other book ideas too. 

Even the youngest toddlers can have fun creating some winter art based on this story. Using just corks with white and silver paint to make tracks young children can easily create their own snowmen and snowflakes. 

Toddlers and preschoolers will love seeing the patterns that the corks dipped in paint can create and each piece of completed artwork is unique and the child's own work. 


SCROLL DOWN TO SEE A VIDEO CLIP OF THE STORY 



You will need:


  • Coloured card 
  • Silver/ White paint
  • Cork
  • Glitter




Winter Art - Painting with Corks


To prepare this activity cut out some simple shapes from card. We cut out a snowman and a snowflake. You could use any coloured card for this activity, I personally think pastel colours work well and Daisy (aged 2) was very sure that she wanted a pink snowman and snowflake. 

Prepare white and silver paint on a plate and add a cork for your child to print with. We used silver glitter paint too to add a bit of extra sparkle. Let your child dip the cork into the paint and print with it onto their Winter shapes.


Easy Winter process art for toddlers and preschoolers. Painting with corks is a fun painting idea for kids.

They can make tracks like the little boy in the story or just have fun experimenting with printing. They might carefully print circles using the end of the cork or decide to roll the cork across the winter shape. 

Easy Winter process art for toddlers and preschoolers. Painting with corks is a fun painting idea for kids.

As always daisy ended up doing a bit of hand printing (and face painting too!)

Easy Winter process art for toddlers and preschoolers. Painting with corks is a fun painting idea for kids.

Once your child has finished printing with the cork add a snowstorm of glitter to add a little sparkle. You won't need any glue as the glitter will stick to the paint. 


Easy Winter process art for toddlers and preschoolers. Painting with corks is a fun painting idea for kids.

Your toddlers Winter artwork is complete! Daisy was very proud of hers!


Easy Winter process art for toddlers and preschoolers. Painting with corks is a fun painting idea for kids.

Easy Winter process art for toddlers and preschoolers. Painting with corks is a fun painting idea for kids.

Artwork by Daisy (aged 2)



If this activity is too messy for your little one, or you have ayoung baby or toddler still putting things in their mouth you might prefer to try our no mess paper plate snowflakes

Easy Winter process art for toddlers and preschoolers. Painting with corks on snowflakes and snowman shapes is a fun painting idea for kids. An easy 'The Snowy Day' book activity.

For more fun book activities follow the virtual book club facebook page.


More 'The Snowy Day' Ideas

See all our snow activities here or take a look at the activities from other websites below. 

Snow Themed Alphabet Sensory Bin - The Educators' Spin On It
Snowball Name Fight - Rainy Day Mum
Snowball Number Recognition Game - School Time Snippets
Bring In the Snow! - Mama Smiles
Snowstorm in a Bag- JDaniel4's Mom
Snowy Day Sticky Table for Toddlers- Toddler Approved
Snow Science Explorations - Inspiration Laboratories
Winter Science: Fizzing Snowmen- Teach Beside Me
Painting in the Snow with 3 Ingredient Snow Paint- Views From a Step Stool



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