16 Easy Winter Crafts for Kids

Be prepared for some serious cuteness within this collection of easy Winter crafts for kids.

With a selection of winter animals and snowmen to choose from, along with a some gorgeous snowy art projects you will have plenty of inspiration to keep the kids busy this winter!

Winter art and craft projects can keep the kids busy when it’s not as easy to play outside.

This tailored selection of kids winter craft projects are perfect for having fun and learning through art and craft.

With kids benefiting from the process of cutting, sticking, glueing, drawing and painting (and more!) all of which help to improve fine motor skills, develop coordination and their problem solving skills.

As always, I like to keep things simple and offer choice.

As you work through these easy winter crafts, you will notice that some ideas really are super duper easy – ideal if you’re looking for quick toddler and preschool appropriate winter craft ideas.

A couple are a little more challenging, which is handy if you have multiple kids like me, or are classroom based, with varying abilities, attention spans and interests!

There is something for everyone and all age groups of children!

I hope you love each and every art and craft idea as much as I do, and discover some wonderful new blogs along the way.

So without further adieu, shall we take a look at the easy winter crafts for kids below, and look out for the bonus winter arts and crafts at the end!

16 Easy Winter Crafts for Kids Ideas

Easy Winter Crafts for Kids Ideas | Cute Snowmen, Polar Bear and Fingerprinting Art

Egg Carton Penguins | One Little Project

These egg carton are really easy to make, and you can switch out the materials for what you have on hand… continue reading…

Cardboard Winter Scene | Mr Printables

We have a lovely deer and a big moose from a winter forest, plus a polar bear and huskies visiting from the arctic… continue reading…

Bubble Wrap Winter Tree | Arty Crafty Kids

Kickstarting our Winter crafting with this easy peasy Winter Bubble Wrap Tree. Depending on the age of your child, you may want to help them out… continue reading…

Polar Bear | Crafty Morning

Start by painting a whole sheet of white paper with blue watercolors to make it look like ice. Let dry… continue reading…

Mixed Medium Winter Paintings | The Stay at Home Educator

‘Tis the season for winter themes in preschool, and these winter paintings are perfect for young toddlers as well as preschoolers. This is winter process art at its best… continue reading…

Easy Winter Crafts for Kids | Handprints, Penguins and Snowmen!

Snowy Trees | Krokotak

Egg Carton  Snowman | I Heart Arts n Crafts

An easy snowman craft that’s perfect for recycling those old egg cartons… continue reading…

Handprint Winter Tree | Arty Crafty Kids

Winter is on its way and as a follow-up to our hugely popular Autumn version, we now have a Winter Handprint Tree to show you! I adore how this turned out… continue reading…

Pebble Penguins Story Stones | Adventures of Adam

Taking inspiration from the story we created our own Hiku Penguin Story Stones along with a Hiku Sensory Bin… continue reading…

Handprint Snowmen | Learning and Exploring through Play

Christmas is always a great time for crafts. There are so many wonderful things to enjoy making and creating with your children… continue reading…

Crayon & Clay Snowflakes | Arty Crafty Kids

I cannot believe how easy these Homemade Clay and Melted Crayon Snowflake Ornaments are to make! continue reading…

Easy Winter Crafts for Kids | Snowmen and Winter Animal Crafts

Origami Penguin Bookmark | Red Ted Art

This paper penguin is based on the classic Origami Bookmark, which is then decorated it to turn it into the easy Penguin Origami Bookmark design! continue reading…

Toilet Tube Snowmen | Arty Crafty Kids

This is the perfect craft for encouraging creativity, especially as kids love having free reign to craft materials to explore and play with… continue reading…

Artic Fox | I Heart Crafty Things

We recently watched a show about arctic animals and my kids thought the Arctic Fox was adorable. We decided it would be fun to make one as a craft so we put together this Paper Plate Arctic Fox Craftcontinue reading…

Snowy Pinecone Owl | Easy Peasy and Fun

I wanted to do these for a while now and I’m pretty excited at how this pinecone winter owls craft turned out! continue reading…

Bleeding Tissue Paper | The Pinterested Parent

More Easy Winter Crafts! 

Since publishing 16 Easy Winter Crafts for Kids, I’ve discovered a few more awesome crafts that I’m sure you will love!

Easy Winter Crafts - 16 Winter Crafts for Kids | Letters to Santa!

DIY Winter Fairies | Rythyms of Play

Tinfoil Icicles | Kids Craft Room

Origami Winter Animal Envelopes | Red Ted Art

Winter Creative Play Woodland Trees | Arty Crafty Kids

Sock Penguin | Easy Peasy and Fun

I hope you’ve loved the variety and will enjoy exploring the various art processes and techniques within this gorgeous wintery collection.

And if that wasn’t enough and would like even MORE inspiration, make sure you check out Winter Art Projects for Kids!

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16 Easy Winter Kids Crafts for Kids. Choose from a selection of Winter animals, to snowy Winter trees and gorgeous snowflake art projects for kids to make this season.

Winter Crafts

Winter crafts can warm and brighten the bleakest of days with the joy they bring to those who craft them!

And our Winter Crafts include the following:

  • Winter scenes & snowflake wonderlands
  • Winter animals: polar bears, penguins, owls and reindeer
  • Imaginary friends: snowmen, elves, fairies and angels

Bonus Winter Art & Craft Ideas for Kids

Winter comes every year and every year we have more and more fun Winter art and craft ideas to share with you!

3D Polar Bear Winter Craft

Winter Crafts | 3D Polar Bear Craft Idea

This happy 3D Polar Bear Winter Craft uses a paper accordion technique to create a wobbly head and 3D effect, which adds a playful element to the creative process that kids will love

Arty Crafty Kids will need to use their problem solving skills to assemble the shapes, considering measurement and space during the creative process.

Fine motor skills are also given a thorough workout! The large shapes are easy to navigate and handle, and the paper folding aides co-ordination and dexterity.

Read full 3D Polar Bear Craft Post here…

Snowmen Peg Ornaments

Winter Craft Ideas | Snowmen Peg Ornaments

A simple Christmas decoration craft for kids to make themselves.

With just a few basic steps to follow, kids can craft until their heart’s content; using their creativity to add personality and colour to each of their snowmen.

A simple adaption will make it easy for these crafted snowmen to be hung up on the Christmas Tree, adding that special charm that only comes with kid-made crafting.

Read full Snowmen Peg Ornament post here…

Polar Bear Winter Art

Winter Art Project for Kids | Polar Bear Art

This printable polar bear winter art project offers the perfect fine motor workout for both little and big hands.

With lots of cutting and sticking involved to create a gorgeous Winter backdrop for their polar bear silhouette. Sticking Winter Fun!

Read full Polar Bear Winter Art post here…


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