Snowmen, snow flakes, and penguins! These are some of our favorite kids winter crafts. We all love snowmen and our daughter loves penguins, so we've tried to incorporate everyone's winter favorites into some fun winter crafts for kids of all ages. These winter crafts are a great way to spend a cold afternoon, so huddle up around the table with some warm cocoa and build some snowmen inside where it's nice and warm. Also make sure to check our winter printables including kids winter worksheets and winter coloring pages.
This cotton ball snowman craft is a great craft for your children to display their creativity. It is also a fantastic preschool craft. Kids love glue and this craft uses a lot of it! Help your child "draw" the three circles with the glue and fill them in with the cotton balls. Help them use their imagination to accessorize the snowman and to draw in the scenery. This project is a great learning tool for your kids as you can teach them about shapes and colors and encourage them to tell a story about the snowman in their finished winter craft.
This paper plate snow globe craft is a unique winter craft to make with your kids. Turn a couple of paper plates, paint and pom-poms into a cute (unbreakable!) snow globe with your kids. This is a great winter craft for slightly older children and really lets their creativity shine.
To us, winter fun means playing in the snow followed by a mug of hot chocolate. This hot chocolate craft was a huge hit with our preschooler. The appeal was painting with real chocolate syrup! This is an easy winter craft that even a young child can make.
Make a cute snowman in the warmth of your home with our cute snowman jar craft. Using a few cotton balls and some craft foam pieces, this fun winter craft is a great way to recycle an empty peanut butter jar while having fun with your kids.
Our daughter loves penguins - she even dressed as a penguin for Halloween and waddled around the neighborhood! So this winter craft was created when she asked to make a penguin during craft time one weekend morning. We both love it because the body of the penguin is made by tracing her foot so I plan to keep making footprint penguins every year to watch how my own little penguin has grown.
Cut out a simple mitten shape, fold it in half and have your child paint a design on one side - the goopier the better! Then just fold the unpainted side over the painted side and press together to create a perfectly symmetrical pair of mittens and a great winter craft for kids.
Turn circles, squares and ovals into a polar bear with this cute winter craft for kids. Our provided template makes this polar bear craft easy to do with toddlers and preschoolers and is a great way to spend a cold winter afternoon. Make sure to accessorize your polar bear to make this great winter craft even more fun for your kids to do.
Our styrofoam snowman craft is a cute winter craft that your children can be creative with. Our craft is a "basic" snowman, but encourage your children be creative with the snowman (or snowgirl's) accessories. Add a purse, a crown, a baseball bat, or cowboy hat to your snowperson to personalize it to your children's likes. It's a great winter craft for kids to do - let each child make their own snowperson and display as winter decorations!
Our paper plate snowman craft is a great winter craft for kids to do on a cold, snowy afternoon because it uses materials that you most likely already have on hand. Paper plates, construction paper, and glue make up the majority of the craft with a few extras to make it fun for your children like buttons and felt. This is a bigger finished project and looks great hanging on the front door as a homemade winter decoration.
Does your child love watching the snow falling? Help them make their own snow globe so they can enjoy the snow indoors too! This is a simple winter craft that was a huge hit with our preschooler.
Have you ever sat inside during a snow storm and wondered how deep the snow really was outside your door? Have the kids guess at how deep it is and then measure it with our snow measuring stick. This stick is a great kids winter craft and will even get your children talking about measurements! It is also a beautiful addition to your winter landscape.
This craft was created for our toddler daughter who loves her penguins (she calls them "p's"). With a styrofoam body and a fun winter hat it's a great winter craft. This craft is intricate enough to keep older children engaged, but can also be adapted with a bit of prep work for younger children as well. We hope your children will enjoy this winter craft as much as our daughter does.
Turn some honeycomb shaped cereal into snowflakes and create a beautiful snowy day picture with your child. This simple winter craft is a great way to get your child’s imagination going and is easy enough that even a toddler could do it.
Make a penguin out of ovals and triangles! This is a simple paper craft for kids that teaches them about shapes as well. This cute penguin craft is a great winter craft for kids and is perfect for even younger children.
The clay pot snowman craft is a great winter craft and decoration for your front porch. We made a scaled down version for inside the home, but using larger pots this craft would look fantastic sitting outside to welcome in your winter guests. Kids will love being able to use clay pots to make an original craft (and all the paint and googly eyes doesn't hurt either).