Winter Crafts For Kids

For little children, winter is the perfect time to build snowmen, play in the snow and have fun while they wait for Christmas. But sometimes playing outdoors is not possible in the cold weather. So, keep your kids busy and entertained with some winter crafts for kids. These crafts for kids are a great way to enhance your child’s artistic abilities and creativity. Additionally, these handmade crafts make great gifts and can also be used to decorate your house for the holidays.

Ready to get crafting this winter season? Then here are some fun ideas for winter crafts for kids.

Cute and Easy Winter Crafts for Kids

Here is a list of some cute and easy winter crafts for kids. These winter craft ideas are the perfect activities for kids at home to ward off gloomy days.

List of Winter Crafts for Kids 

  1. DIY Cardboard House
  2. Does your little one love gingerbread houses? Little children might not be old enough to bake and decorate a gingerbread house on their own. But they can craft a gingerbread house using cardboard and decorate it. Check out this video for things you’ll need and follow the simple instructions to learn how to make a simple cardboard house. Then give kids ribbons, cotton balls, glue and craft gems to decorate their gingerbread house.

  3. Egg Carton Penguins
  4. Is your little one a big fan of penguins? This is one of the best winter crafts for kids who love snow and penguins.

    Things you’ll need:

    • Egg carton
    • Googly eyes
    • Black paint
    • Glue
    • White and orange craft paper

    Instructions: Cut out each egg holder in your egg carton to make your penguin. Then, cut out the beak and the feet of the penguin using the orange craft paper. Use your white craft paper to make the penguin’s belly. Then, color the body of your penguin black. Once you’re done, glue the googly eyes, belly, beak, and feet to the body. This is one of the best winter animal crafts for kids. Osmo’s Masterpiece: You could also simply learn to draw penguins on paper with Osmo’s Masterpiece. This interactive drawing tool helps convert images into easy-to-draw outlines to make even the most art-challenged kids feel like young Picassos. Check it out now.

  5. Winter Handprint Tree
  6. Things you’ll need:

    • 1 blue cardstock paper
    • Cotton balls
    • Paints
    • Pencil

    Instructions: Here’s one of the most fun and easy winter crafts for kids. First, place your arm on the blue cardstock paper and trace around it using a black marker. Paint it brown. Here, the fingers of your hand are actually the branches of your tree. For the flowers of your tree, dip the cotton balls into different colors of paint and dab them around your tree. For more cool winter craft ideas for kids, continue to read our article.

  7. Clay and Melted Crayon Snowflakes
  8. This is one of the most wonderful winter crafts for kids.

    Things you’ll need:

    • Grated wax crayons
    • 1 cup – Baking soda
    • ½ cup – Corn starch
    • ¾ cup – Water
    • String
    • Glitter
    • Baking paper and tray
    • Snowflake cookie cutter

    Instructions: First, make your clay dough by mixing baking soda, corn starch, and water together. Heat these 3 ingredients and keep stirring until it thickens. Let it cool and then knead it into a smooth dough.
    To make the ornaments, sprinkle bits of your grated wax crayons onto your clay dough and press them down with your rolling pin. Use your cookie cutter to cut out shapes from your dough. Place them on a tray with baking paper and make a hole in each snowflake using a straw.
    Melt these crayons in your dough by transferring your snowflake ornaments into the oven. It should take about an hour for each snowflake to have a firm consistency. Then, add some glue to each ornament and sprinkle some glitter on it. Finally, tie your string through each hole in your snowflake ornament and you’re done. 

  9. Snowy Pinecone Owl
  10. This is one of the coolest winter crafts for kids.

    Things you’ll need:

    • 1 large Pinecone
    • Glue
    • 5-6 Cotton balls
    • White, beige, and orange felt paper
    • Scissors
    • Googly eyes

    Instructions: You’ll need slightly large pine cones for this activity. Once you have your pine cones, tear up the cotton balls into pieces and stuff them between the scales of the pine cones. These make the feathers of your owl. To make the wings, cut out shapes from the white felt paper and glue them to the sides of the pinecone. Also, cut out a face from the beige felt paper. Use the orange felt paper to cut out the beak as well. Finally, glue the googly eyes and beak onto the face and you’re done! 

  11. Toilet Paper Snowman
  12. Can’t go out to make a snowman? Don’t worry, you can make one indoors as well!

    Things you’ll need:

    • Toilet paper
    • Orange, black and red felt paper
    • Glue
    • Buttons
    • Googly eyes

    Instructions: Use the roll of toilet paper to make the snowman’s body. Cut a strip of orange felt to make the snowman’s nose. Similarly, cut out two strips of paper from the red felt for the snowman’s scarf. Use glue to stick these onto your toilet paper snowman. Don’t forget to glue the googly eyes to your snowman’s face. Make a hat using the black felt paper and place it on the snowman’s head. Finish by sticking some buttons on the snowman. 

  13. Christmas Card
  14. Making a handmade card is one of the best winter crafts for kids. Kids can send their wonderful creations to friends and family to wish them a happy Christmas.

    Things you’ll need:

    • Green felt paper
    • Red cardstock paper
    • Green colored mini pom poms
    • Craft gems
    • Silver pipe cleaner
    • Scissors
    • Glue 

    Instructions: This is one of the best Christmas crafts for kids where they can make beautiful Christmas cards for their family and friends. Fold the red card stock paper in half to make a card. Cut out a Christmas tree from the green felt paper. It should be slightly smaller than the card. Glue this onto the red cardstock paper. Cut the silver colored pipe cleaner into three pieces and glue them on the tree to show tinsel. Then, glue the mini pom poms and craft gems on the tree to decorate the Christmas tree. Write a sweet message inside the card and your Christmas card is ready.

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Frequently Asked Questions on Winter Crafts For Kids

What are some of the winter crafts for kids?

Some of the winter crafts for kids are melted and clay snowflakes, winter handprint trees, Osmo’s masterpiece, paper penguins, snowflakes pinecone owl, tissue paper snowman, Christmas card, popsicle sticks crafts, etc.

How to make winter crafts for kids?

A few tips to make winter crafts for kids are as follows: Make sure that the crafts are innovative and creative, follow some easy and fun steps, and use some visually attractive colors and patterns for the crafts. Besides this, use some eco and kids friendly materials for these winter crafts.