Snow Crafts and Snow Activities for Kids

As it gets colder and we head towards winter snow crafts for kids and snow activities for kids become more popular!  Here is a collection of our favourite ice, snow, snowman and snowflake crafts and activities for children to enjoy. There are snow activities suitable for all the family, from toddlers and preschoolers upwards. We have included art and craft, sensory, playdough, learning and keepsake ideas. 

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Whether you have snow already or you are hoping some might be on it's way, these ice and snow activities are all really fun to do. The best thing is that you can stay out of the cold and do a lot of them within the warmth of your home! 

Take a look at our Winter Book List to find some Winter books to read alongside these snow crafts and activities. 

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Snow Crafts and Activities for Kids

We have so many fun snow crafts and activities for your to browse through! Take a look at the snow activity ideas below and click on the pink titles to read the full details about each activity.

Real Snow Activities for Kids

Snow Paint

You can also use real snow to make snow paint! How cool is that! Just mix a little colouring with now and you can paint until your heart's content!

Snow paint snow activity for kids

Painting Snow

Another fun way of combining snow and paint is to paint on snow! This can be done outside or if you want to get back inside in the warm bring is a small container full to snow to paint on.

Painting snow activity for kids

Rainbow Snow and Ice

Playing with rainbow coloured ice can be a lot of fun, combine it with snow and the kids will be thrilled! 

Rainbow ice and snow activity for kids

Snow Volcano Experiment

Bring a little science into your snow play! Snow can easily be moulded which makes it perfect for making a volcano. Using colouring, vinegar and baking soda you can make an exploding volcano that will really wow the kids. 

Snow volcano experiment snow activity for kids

Spray Snow Paint

Kids big and small will love colouring the snow with this fun snow paint recipe. Using the bottles is great for kids that need to work on fine motor skills too! 

Spray snow paint activity for kids

Real Snow Sensory Bin

If you are lucky enough to have real snow but it is too cold outside for little children to be outside long, bring the snow inside. Add it to a sensory bin with a few small world toys.

Real snow sensory bin snow activity for kids

Snow Sensory Play Activities for Kids

Frozen Oobleck Sensory Play

Create a snowy world for penguin toys to play in using Oobleck.  This is a really messy activity, but soooo much fun! 

frozen oobleck sensory play snow activities for kids

Ice Play

Explore how things melt whilst playing with an icy small world.  We added lots of penguins to our small world and had to work out how to free a whale trapped in ice. (If you enjoy this check out our Ice Skating Penguins too!)

Ice play snow activities for kids

Fake Snow Recipe

If you aren't lucky enough to have real snow, but you want to play in some why not mix up some fake snow using our easy fake snow recipe. Put it in the fridge before you play with it and it will be cold to the touch too!

Fake snow recipe snow activity for kids

Homemade Snow

If you don't have the ingredients needed to make our fake snow try this homemade snow recipe instead, it equally as fun! 

Homemade snow activity for kids

Snowy Sensory Play

Using play soap and small world animals young children will love this snowy sensory play. 

Snow sensory play activity for kids

Winter Sensory Bin

If you want to keep this a little less messy use cotton balls to make a snow sensory bin and fill it with our winter sensory bin printables.

Winter sensory bin snow activity for kids

Snow Crafts for Kids

Puffy Paint Melted Snowman

Mix up some puffy paint and let your child get messy as they create their own melted snowman.  Puffy paint is the best as it stays puffy once it has dried. We also now have a free printable melted snowman poem to go alongside this activity. 

Melted snowman snow craft for kids

Melting Snowman Craft

Another less messy way to make a melting snowman is from felt. How cute are these little fellas! 

Melting snowman craft for kids

Painting on Foil

Make wintery, icy patterns using a piece of foil as a canvas.  This activity is great for young children working on fine motor skills.

Painting on foil snow craft for kids

Taste Safe Ice Painting

The youngest of children can experience the feeling of ice on their fingers using taste safe ice painting sticks. The watery patterns created using these paints can be really beautiful. 

Ice painting snow craft for kids

No Mess Paper Plate Snowflakes

Making paper snowflakes is one of those classic activities that everyone remembers from their childhood.  This no mess version is perfect for really young children or children that don't like getting painty. 

no mess paper plate snowflake snow craft for kids

Paper Plate Snowflakes

Another way of making a paper plate snowflake is to trace and then paint a snowflake shape onto a paper plate. 

Paper plate snowflake snow craft for kids

Snowflake Art for Kids

Have you ever taken the time to look at individual snowflakes? This pointillism snowflake craft would be fun to make after taking a closer look at snowflakes. 

snowflake art snow craft for kids

Popsicle Stick Snowflake Craft

Craft sticks lend themselves so well to making snowflake shapes. Glue a few together, add sparkles and you have the perfect snowflake craft. 

Popsicle stick snowflake snow craft for kids

Painting with Corks

A simple activity that is perfect for toddlers. Make painty prints onto Winter themed shapes. Each piece of artwork will be unique. 

Painting with corks snow art for kids

Paper Snowman Craft

Use our snowman template to make this fun mix and match snowman craft. There are so many fun options to try!

paper snowman snow craft for kids

Picasso Snowman Craft

A fun alternative to making our paper snowman craft is making this fun picasso style snowman. How fun! 

Picasso Snowman Craft for Kids

DIY Snow Globe 

Making a snowglobe means you can have all the fun of snow after it has melted! Add little ornaments, fake snow and water and you will have your own little snow scene. 

Diy snow globe snow craft for kids

Snow Globe with Picture

Why not make your snow globe craft even more personal by using photographs of your family or friends? 

DIY snow globe with pictures snow craft for kids

Snow Globe Template 

If you would prefer to make a paper snow globe than a real one then use our template to create your snow scene on paper. We even added little photographs of us in our winter coats. 

Snow globe template snow craft for kids

Snow Globe Colouring Pages

We have a full set of snow globe colouring pages and activities if you fancy a relaxing afternoon indoors in the warm!

snow colouring pages for kids

Cookie Cutter Painting

We couldn't not include a couple of mitten crafts! Not only are mitten crafts cute, but mittens are definitely needed in the snowy weather. First up we have this fun cookie cutter painting process art that is the perfect snow activity for toddlers or preschoolers. 

Winter snow process art for kids

Mitten Template

Keeping with the mitten theme how adorable are these paper mittens that are connected with a piece of yarn. Have fun decorating them in anyway you please. 

mitten template winter snow craft for kids

Homemade Clay Mitten Ornament

If you like making things from clay you will love these clay mitten ornaments made from homemade clay. They are perfect to make for hanging on the Christmas tree or as a winter craft. 

homemade clay mitten craft for kids

Snow Playdough Activities for Kids

Winter Playdough Activity

Print out our set of cute snowmen and add them to some white playdough. Add some pieces of nature and lots of glitter to create a perfect winter wonderland. 

playdough snow activities for kids

Printable Dress the Playdough Snowman

This is such fun! Print out the snowman accessories and use them to style your own playdough snowman.

snow playdough activities for kids

Snow Learning Activities for Kids

Printable Fingerprint Snowman Counting

This fun printable is perfect for younger children working on counting and number recognition skills. 

Snowman fingerprint counting snow learning activity for kids

Learning to Count using Playdough

Another fun counting idea is to add the correct number of buttons to playdough snowmen. 

Playdough snowman learning activity for kids

Pom Pom Snowflakes

Using a felt snowflake, pom poms and tweezers young children can work on fine motor skills as they design their own snowflake. 

Fine motor snow flake activity for kids

Marshmallow Snowflake 

Making a snowflake from marshmallows is such a fun snow themed STEM activity for kids. It's yummy too! 

marshmallow snowflake STEM snow activity for kids

Arctic Animal Colouring Book

Download these cute penguins, seals and polar bears to colour in.  Maybe make a snowy arctic scene for them to live in. 

Arctic animal snow activities for kids

Snow Themed Keepsake Crafts for Kids

Salt Dough Penguin Footprint

This adorable penguin footprint is perfect for a snow theme.  Made from salt dough it can be kept forever as a memory of how small your child's feet once were. 

footprint penguin snow craft for kids

Salt Dough Penguin Handprint

Here is another version of a salt dough penguin keepsake, this time made from a babies handprint. 

Salt dough penguin handprint snow craft for kids

Salt Dough Snowman Ornaments

We also love these snowman ornaments made from salt dough that would look fantastic hung on the Christmas tree. 

Salt dough snowman ornaments snow craft for kids

Handprint Snowman Bauble

Another fun Christmas tree ornament to make is a handprint Snowman Ornament.  This doubles up as a cute keepsake too. 

handprint snowman snow craft for kids

Clay Baby Handprint

Keep with the winter theme and make a handprint mitten craft, this is soooo cute when made with baby or toddler handprints. 

clay baby handprint snow craft for kids

DIY Snowman Mug

Older children or adults can get creative and make their own snowman mug.  These make great gifts and can easily be personalised. 

diy snowman mugs snow craft for kids

Air Dry Clay Fingerprint Snowman Ornament

Easy enough for toddlers and preschoolers to make these snowmen would look great hanging on a Christmas tree, be perfect gifts or be good to make to sell as a fundraiser at a school Christmas fair.

clay snowman craft snow craft for kids


Wood Slice Fingerprint Snowman Ornament

These rustic ornaments look great and they are so quick and easy to make. We also have a Fingerprint Penguin version.

wood slice fingerprint snowman snow craft for kids

So there we have it! That's some of our favourite snow, snowflake and snowman themed activities to try this Winter. Which snow craft or activity do you think you will try first? 

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If these snow and snowman activities have left you feeling chilly why not make up a hot chocolate to warm up using one of these cosy hot chocolate recipes

Have fun trying out these snow crafts for kids and snow activities for kids. 

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