Winter Crafts for Kids

When the temperatures drop, and we're spending more time indoors, we need something fun and educational to keep the kids entertained. This list of winter crafts for kids is just the ticket! 

winter crafts for kids



Spend quality time with the children making winter hats, mittens, snowmen, polar bears, foxes, owls, penguins, and so much more. 

You'll find a great variety of winter projects that will appeal to kids of all ages, but especially for toddlers and preschoolers. These winter crafts are a nice change from the Christmas crafts that dominate December because there's still plenty of winter left once the holidays are over. Which one will you make first?

 
winter crafts for kids

Winter Crafts for Kids from Messy Little Monster


We have plenty of wonderful winter crafts for kids right here. From snowmen to penguins to robins and polar bears, we've got plenty of projects to keep little hands busy and little minds engaged when you're stuck indoors.

 

Melting Snowman Craft

Melting snowman can be just as fun as standing snowmen. Really! Check out our Melting Snowman Craft made with felt, button, pom-poms, small twigs, ribbon, and a few other materials. It really does look like a snowman in a puddle. Because this is a more free-form craft, it's super easy for toddlers and preschoolers to make.

 
melting snowman winter craft for kids


Paper Plate Snowflake

You probably made paper or coffee filter snowflakes as a kid, but have you ever made them using paper plates? Our Paper Plate Snowflake craft walks you through, step-by-step, to create your own snowflake template to create lots of beautiful blue snowflakes. You can paint them any colour you like, but this shade of blue looks particularly frosty.

paper plate snowflake winter craft for kids

Mix and Match Snowman Craft

Kids will love using their own photos to make this Mix and Match Snowman Craft. Use our printable template to mix and match pieces to build your own snowman. Add some magnetic tape on the back to turn them into cute refrigerator magnets for winter.

snowman craft for kids


Popsicle Stick Arctic Animals Crafts

Winter is the perfect time of year to study cold-weather animals. Our Popsicle Stick Arctic Animals Crafts include a penguin, moose, polar bear, and walrus. You'll need popsicle sticks, foam sheets, pom-poms, googly eyes, and paint to turn those simple sticks into cute little critters.

popsicle stick arctic animal winter crafts for kids


Cardboard Tube Penguin Craft

You don't have to wait until Valentine's Day to make this Cardboard Tube Penguin Craft featuring an adorable penguin holding a heart. It's a fun project anytime your child would like to make someone smile.

penguin cardboard tube craft for kids


Snowflake Marshmallows

These Snowflake Marshmallows are a craft, treat, and STEM project all in one. Use toothpicks, large marshmallows, and mini marshmallows to build lots of beautiful snowflakes. Perch them on the side of a steaming cup of hot chocolate for a sweet drink. What else can you build using toothpicks and marshmallows? Use your imagination!

snowflake marshmallows winter craft for kids

Footprint Robin

There's something special about seeing those charming red-breasted robins on a snowy day. But you can enjoy these cute little birdies anytime by making your own Footprint Robin. This will be such a cute little keepsake to make with your baby, toddler, or preschooler.

footprint robin winter craft for kids


Penguin Potato Print Craft

Want to make a penguin in just minutes? This Potato Print Penguin is super easy and lots of fun for kids of all ages. The potato stamp creates the perfect round body for a penguin. Add a white belly, some googly eyes, and a beak, and you're all set.

penguin potato print winter craft for kids


Snow Globe Winter Craft

Create your own winter wonderland using out snow globe template. Take a photograph of your little one in winter clothes, glue the photograph to the snow globe template and then add painting fingerprints in white to create snow. It's as easy as that to create your own snow globe craft!

snow globe winter craft for kids


Winter Rock Painting Craft

How adorable are these winter rock painting crafts? Follow our step by step directions to make one of the winter rocks in the image below or design your own! 

rock painting winter crafts for kids


Clay Mitten Handprint Craft

Is it a craft or a keepsake? It's both! Make this adorable clay handprint ornament in the shape of a mitten. It is the perfect winter craft for babies and toddlers as you can create a keepsake that you will want to treasure forever. 

clay mitten handprint winter craft for kids



More Fun Winter Crafts for Kids

Here are even more fun winter craft from other wonderful websites!


easy winter crafts for kids

Popcorn Winter Tree

Enjoy a snack and make a beautiful, snow-covered tree at the same time. This Popcorn Winter Tree Craft by A Dab of Glue Will Do is made using popcorn, construction paper, and glue. How easy is that? It's a fun craft for home or school.

winter tree craft for kids

 

Winter Hat Scratch Art

Use the winter hat template, oil pastels, black acrylic paint, and pom-poms to make this colourful Winter Hat Scratch Art Craft by Projects with Kids. Colour the hats with oil pastels, coat it in paint, and then scratch your designs into it to reveal the colour underneath. Add pretty pom-poms on top to complete the look.

winter hat scratch art winter craft for kids


Sparkly Icicle Craft

Create this Sparkly Icicle Craft from Kids Craft Room with aluminum foil, glue, and blue glitter. They look stunning and will make fantastic ornaments for your Christmas tree. They're wonderful for outside the Christmas season, too. Hang them in your windows!

sparkly icicles winter craft for kids


Snowman Scene Winter Craft for Kids

Create a wintery Snowman Scene using your fingerprints as snowflakes! Toddlers and preschoolers will love this project from The Craft Train. Colouring and cutting out the snowman and dabbing on the snowflakes give little hands lots of fine motor practice.

snowman scene winter craft for kids


Snowman Pinch Pots

Clay is a fun medium for kids to work with. This winter, make some adorable Snowman Pinch Pots by Red Ted Art. These cute little snowmen are a great way to get in some fine motor practice by working and pinching the clay, plus they'll make cute decorative pieces for your Christmas or winter scenes.

snowman pinch pot winter craft for kids

 

Handprint Arctic Fox

How adorable is this Handprint Arctic Fox from Our Kid Things? It's such a fun way to preserve your child's handprints, and it's easy enough for your preschooler or kindergartener to do mostly independently. Though little ones may need help cutting out their handprints, the triangles for the head and ears should be fairly easy.

handprint arctic fox craft


Coffee Filter Snowman Craft

Whether it's too cold to go outside or there's no snow to be seen, you can still have fun making a snowman. This simple Snowman Coffee Filter Craft by Look We're Learning is super easy for little ones of all ages. You could even make a smaller version with a cupcake liner and turn it into a lovely winter card for someone.

snowman coffee filter winter craft for kids

 

Sparkly Handprint Mittens

Preserve those tiny handprints in these sweet Sparkly Handprint Mittens by Fun Handprint Art. If you do this in the classroom, string them together to make a banner for the wall. The mittens will make wonderful additions to your child's scrapbook this year.

handprint mittens winter craft for kids


Snowy Owl Craft

Owls are such interesting creatures. Read a book about snowy owls and then make this cute Snowy Owl Winter Craft by Fantastic Fun and Learning. Use a loofah or sponge to make a fluffy owl, and then add eyes, feet, and a few more accent pieces.

snowy owl winter craft for kids


Winter Hat Craft

Here's another easy and Fun Winter Hat Craft by Easy Peasy and Fun. Colour the template with crayons and add fuzzy cotton balls to the hat's trim and the little ball on top. String them up together to make a fun winter banner for your walls.

winter hat craft for kids


Snowman Thumbprint Art

Thumbprint art projects are such a fun way to get beautiful seasonal and holiday art with toddlers and preschoolers. This Snowman Thumbprint Art by A Dab of Glue Will Do is incredibly easy. Cut out the snowman template, stamp around it with fingerprints, and then add the snowman's face. Won't it look wonderful hanging on your wall?

thumbprint snowman winter craft for kids


Penguin Newspaper Craft

Recycle a newspaper to make some charming penguins. This Penguin Newspaper Craft by I Heart Crafty Things is simply adorable, and the newspaper print on the penguin's belly really pops. If you had a special newspaper clipping you wanted to save for the scrapbook, this would be a fun way to do it, too! We love how the penguin's wings come off the page and the added dimension from the snowflakes.

newspaper penguin winter craft for kids

 

Polar Bear Handprint Craft

This Polar Bear Handprint Craft by Simple Everyday Mom is the perfect craft to pair with Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? to make storytime a little more fun. It's also a terrific addition to a unit on Arctic animals.

polar bear handprint craft for kids


Paper Winter Hat Craft

If you're looking for a super easy craft to do with your kids or your students, this Paper Winter Hat Craft by Our Kid Things is an excellent choice. All you have to do is print the template on coloured paper, cut, paste, and decorate. Easy peasy!

paper winter hat craft for kids


Photo Eskimo Craft

Use your child's photo to make this super fun Photo Eskimo Craft from Simple Everyday Mom. The grandparents would love to get one, too. It's a fun and personalised craft to enjoy making together on a snowy day. Make one for each member of the family and put them on display!

photo eskimo winter craft for kids


Winter Animals Paper Chain

A polar bear, a penguin, and a fox come together to form this cute Winter Animals Paper Chain by Artsy Momma. The chain is easy to make using rolled paper, markers, googly eyes, and some coloured paper. What are some other animals you could add? A snowy owl would be easy to do! 

winter animals paper chain winter craft for kids


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