38 Mesmerizing Winter Crafts For Kids

Today we have fun and hands-on winter crafts for kids of all ages, especially those that love winter activities, Christmas crafts, and other winter fun DIYs.

Image shows different winter crafts for kids, such as a paper plate polar bear, DIY snow, rock painting. Ideas from Kids Activities Blog.
This fun winter craft compilation is perfect for the winter months.

Keep reading to get our detailed list of the best winter art projects – so get your craft supplies and let’s get started! These activities are perfect for kids of all ages, including toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and elementary school kids.

Most of these crafts can be made with supplies you already have at home or are easy to get. Yay!

Favorite Winter Crafts for Kids

Who doesn’t love the winter season? It’s one of the best seasons of the year! Kids and adults alike have so much fun playing with snow, drinking hot cocoa, and of course – creating beautiful winter art projects!

Below you will find different ways to make your own crafts for those snow days when it’s too cold to go out. Some of them are ideal for younger children and their little hands as they help enhance their fine motor skills, while others are more suitable for older kids who prefer challenging and exciting activities.

The best part about this collection of easy winter crafts is that the supplies are super easy to get – you may even already have them at home – such as toilet paper rolls, craft sticks, construction paper, googly eyes, tissue paper, coffee filters, cotton balls, paper plates, and more.

We are sure you will find a fun way to spend the colder months!

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Image shows a winter craft for kids using a paper plate, painting, and other supplies, being held by a kid's hands. From Kids Activities Blog.
This paper plate snowglobe craft is suitable for younger and older kids.

1. Christmas Paper Plate Snowglobe Craft for Kids

Let’s make a paper plate snowglobe craft using coloring pages, pencils, crayons, markers, or even paint! This activity is great for kids of all ages, as long as an adult is in charge of the hot glue gun.

Related: Use our January coloring pages

Image shows a winter craft for kids using disposable cups, felt, pom poms. Idea from Kids Activites Blog.
How many snowmen will you make?

2. Snowman Craft from Disposable Cups

You won’t believe how easy this disposable cups snowmen craft is to set up! It’s a great way to use those disposable cups from past parties – and kids will love creating the cute little scarfs on a snowy day!

Image shows snowflake crafts made with popsicle sticks and glitter. Idea from Kids Activities Blog.
Let’s make popsicle stick snowflakes!

3. Popsicle Stick Snowflakes

Let’s make popsicle stick snowflakes and decorate them with glitter and jewels – then hang them from the snowflakes or use them as homemade Christmas tree ornaments!

Image shows a paper snowflake craft with kids
Make pretty paper snowflakes with the kids this winter.

4. Paper Snowflakes Decorations For Kids

Make unique paper snowflakes with simple supplies (paper, pencil, eraser, scissors) and display them in your home. Just follow the steps and you’ll have your own snowflake crafts in a few minutes!

Image shows a simple foil snowflake craft for young kids.
This craft is so easy to make but also so much fun!

5. Foil Snowflake Craft

We have a fun craft that is great for small kids, making it perfect for a kindergarten craft and preschoolers. In fact, with some adult supervision, these tinfoil snowflakes would be great crafts for toddlers too.

Image shows a kid creating a winter craft using bubble wrap and paint. Idea from Arty Crafty Kids.
Imagine all the fun ideas you can come up with!

6. Winter Bubble Wrap Tree Kids Craft

This art craft from Arty Crafty Kids is not only so much fun to make – but also makes a nice keepsake! Each work of art will be unique and original. The best part is that it only uses 5-6 supplies!

Image shows a winter craft for kids using paper plates, watercolors and markers to make a polar bear. Idea from Crafty Morning.
Kids will love using googly eyes for this winter art project.

7. Paper Polar Bear On Ice Craft For Kids

Little kids will let their creative side run wild with this paper polar bear craft using paper plates, markers, and watercolors. It’s a very simple project that they can do on their own. From Crafty Morning.

Image shows sparkly winter painting made with tempera paint, paint brushes, and epsom salt
Aren’t these paintings beautiful?

8. Sparkly Winter Painting

Let’s practice a new way of making art – winter process art! These paintings are original and unique and are perfect for kids as young as 5 years old. From Stay at Home Educator.

Image shows a snowman made out of egg carton, pipe cleaners, and felt.
Let’s make something cute out of your used egg carton!

9. Egg Carton Snowman Craft

This egg carton snowman craft from I Heart Arts n Crafts is so easy to make – but so much fun too! Kids will love playing with the bubble wrap to make this craft!

Image shows a keepsake made out of salt dough to make snowmen using hands.
We love crafts that double as keepsakes!

10. Salt Dough Snowman Keepsake

These snowman ornament keepsake crafts from Learning and Exploring Through Play are one of our favorite Christmas gifts to give to family and friends. Get your favorite acrylic paints!

Image shows a clay and melted crayons
Try making these homemade clay snowflakes to decorate your Christmas tree.

11. Homemade Clay and Melted Crayon Snowflakes

I cannot believe how easy these homemade clay and melted crayon snowflake ornaments are to make! You can use different crayons to make them as colorful as you want. From Arty Crafty Kids.

Image shows four paper rolls decorated as snowmen using  felt and markers. Activity is from Arty Crafty Kids
Let’s make an entire troop of snowmen!

12. Paper Roll Snowman

This craft from Arty Crafty Kids is perfect for encouraging creativity with simple materials you already have at home. There are endless ways to decorate your troop of paper roll snowmen!

Image shows a pinecone craft made with felt. Craft from Easy Peasy and Fun.
We love pinecones because they are so versatile!

13. Pinecone Winter Owls Craft

Let’s make a pinecone winter owl – they also make a fun decoration for Christmas! From Easy Peasy and Fun.

Image shows four wooden peg dolls painted in white, purple, blue, and silver.
This winter craft is so creative and original!

14. DIY Winter Fairy Peg Dolls

These fairy peg dolls from Rhythms of Play are the perfect handmade toy for pretend play, small worlds, and fairy gardens.

Image shows a winter hats craft made with printables, crayons, and thread. From Easy Peasy and Fun.
This craft requires minimum prep.

15. Winter Hats Craft

If you’re looking for a craft that doesn’t require a lot of set up, this is the one for you! Just print out the templates, have the kids color them, and decorate the hats with cotton balls. From Easy Peasy and Fun.

Image shows an icicle craft made with aluminium. Craft from KidsCraftRoom.
Follow the tutorial to create beautiful icicle crafts.

16. Stunning Sparkly Icicle Craft

This Sparkly Icicle Craft from Kids Craft Room is a wonderful way to bring the beauty and magic of Winter right into the home or classroom! You can even use them as Christmas tree decorations.

image shows a snowflake done with borax and pipe cleaners. From Growing up Gabel.
Homemade ornaments are great crafts for kids!

17. Borax Snowflake Crafts

Need to spruce up the tree this year? Make these fun snowflake crafts for kids using pipe cleaners and Borax! It’s easier than it looks. From Growing Up Gabel.

Image shows three snowflake crafts made with coffee filter, straws, and pasta. From I Heart Crafty Things.
Let’s create an awesome texture in this winter craft.

18. Coffee Filter, Straws and Pasta Snowflake Craft

Who knew you could mix up pasta, coffee filters and straws to make a winter craft for kids? Just follow the tutorial and create different, cool snowflake designs. From I Heart Crafty Things.

Image shows slime with stars and glitter for a snow slime in a jar craft. From No Time for Flashcards
This winter slime is so cute and so much fun to make.

19. Snow Slime in a Jar

We love that these snow slime crafts are not only easy, but they also double up as gifts can make this Christmas! From No Time for Flashcards.

Image shows the final result of a watercolor and oil pastel painting with blue and purple colors.
Imagine all the patterns you can create with this art craft!

20. Watercolor and Oil Pastel Resist Snowflake

Let’s learn a new art technique – resist art! It just takes a few minutes to set up and it’s perfect for young children. From Arty Crafty Kids.

Make these winter crafts to decorate your Christmas tree!

21. Sparkly Snowflake Craft

Each snowflake is unique – the same as the ones in this craft! You’ll love how easy it is to set up – and kids will love making sparkly snowflakes! This craft is great for kids of all ages. From Toddler Approved.

IMage shows a snowman craft made with doily and buttons. From Easy Peasy and Fun.
You’ll love this doily snowman craft idea.

22. Doily Snowman Craft

This is a great craft for toddlers, preschool and kindergarten and each age group will have its own artistic take on it. Get as many doilies as possible! From Easy Peasy and Fun.

Image shows a puffy snow paint snowman in a blue paper.
This craft is ideal for kids of all ages.

23. Puffy Snow Paint Recipe

Let’s create beautiful winter scenes with this creative art technique! This puffy paint recipe is quick, easy, and actually dries – meaning you can hang the final pictures. From 123 Homeschool 4 Me.

Image shows a colored ice ornament made out of plastic cups, food coloring, water, cord, in front of a blurred background.
This frozen project will keep your kids amazed for hours!

24. Colored Ice Ornaments

These ice hangings from Design Mom are a delightful way to add rainbows to winter skies or decorate for a party. The freezing step of this project is magical for children!

Image shows a pair of mitten crafts using yarn, cotton, foam, and stickers over a blue paper.
Get your favorite colors and stickers to decorate these simple mittens.

25. Winter Mitten Craft

Here’s a fun winter craft that is both quick and easy, making it perfect for creating with toddlers and preschoolers, but older kids will have fun decorating their own mittens. From Housing a Forest.

Image shows two sensory bottles decorated as snowmen held by kids' hands over a starry background.
You won’t’ believe how cute & fun this winter craft idea is!

26. Snowman Sensory Bottle Winter Activity

This snowman sensory bottle is a versatile winter activity that kids can do not just in winter, but at any time of the year. It’s also a great way to help kids relax and chill. From Little Bins for Little Hands.

Image shows a winter rock painting craft featuring mittens, a snowman, a winter hat and ice skates.
What will you paint over these rocks?

27. Winter Rock Painting

It’s time to show off your art skills with this winter rock painting activity from Messy Little Monster! You can whip up this activity with almost no prep time, making it perfect for those days kids need a creative activity.

Image shows 4 paper snowflakes made with coffee filters craft. Idea from Artful parent.
These paper snowflakes are almost as mesmerizing as real ones!

28. How To Make Paper Snowflakes with Coffee Filters

There are so many ways to make paper snowflakes with coffee filters, but this is our favorite one so far! Using watercolors makes these snowflakes even more special. From The Artful Parent.

Image shows a paper snowflake garland spilling over a table with two more in the background. Idea from Art Bar.
Lovely winter surprise!

29. Paper Snowflake Garland

This tutorial to make paper snowflake garland from The Art Bar Blog is perfect for older kids or adults, but younger kids will have fun playing with it once they are finished.

Image shows a kid playing with a winter sensory bag with blue cotton balls. Idea from A little pinch of perfect
Winter sensory bags are a great activity for toddlers!

30. Frozen Winter Sensory Bag

We love activities that don’t leave any mess – like this winter sensory bag! This activity requires little effort and is a good way to get hours of fun. From A Little Pinch of Perfect.

Image shows three pinecones decorated in a winter theme. Idea from Kids craft room.
We love how versatile pinecones are!

31. Frosty Pinecone Craft

There are so many things you can do with pinecones, but these frosty pinecone crafts are our favorite so far! You can hang them on your Christmas tree or anywhere you think they might look nice (everywhere!). From Kids Craft Room.

Image shows a snowman made out of playdough and other craft supplies. Idea from Artful parent.
This snowman playdough activity is easy and fun.

32. Snowman Playdough in a Snow Globe

All you need for this art craft is playdough, mason jars, pipe cleaners, and other simple craft supplies. It’s the perfect indoor activity and a great gift for friends! From Artful Parent.

Image shows an iced wreath with flowers inside. Idea from Artful parent
A lovely eco-friendly winter decoration!

33. How To Make a Nature Ice Wreath

If it’s cold where you live, then you’ll love this art project! Nature ice wreaths are perfect for hanging outside on a cold winter day, and bring a beautiful bit of color to the white landscape. From Artful Parent.

Image shows a winter mobile shaped as snowflakes hanging on a wall. Idea from Kitchen Counter Chronicle.
This snowflake mobile helps us appreciate winter more.

34. How To Make a Beautiful Winter Melted Crayon Snowflake Mobile

This activity is not just an art project – it also doubles as a STEM activity! Kids will love seeing the crayons melting slowly to create this snowflake mobile. From Kitchen Counter Chronicles.

Image shows three snowglobe crafts colored with chalk pastels in different colors. Idea from Projects with Kids.
A bright and colorful art craft!

35. Winter Snow Globe Craft With Chalk Pastels

Chalk pastels on black paper really make these snow globes extra colorful. It’s a fun way for kids to explore blending different colors together while having fun. Idea from Projects with Kids.

Image shows a melted snowman craft in a mason jar in front of a blurred background. Idea from Fireflies and Mudpies.
This glitter jar craft can be made at school, home, or even a library!

36. Melted Snowman in a Jar

Here’s another fun winter craft for kids of all ages. Kids will enjoy twisting and turning the jar to watch the melted snowman swirl around! In just 5 steps you can make your own too. Idea from Fireflies and Mudpies.

Image shows an egg carton snowman craft made with simple supplies. Idea is from Projects with kids.
Kids love this snowman’s googly eyes!

37. Make an Easy Egg Carton Snowman Craft

We get so excited with crafts that use simple supplies or better yet – recyclable materials! This snowman craft is made with egg carton and other supplies you most likely already have. From Projects with Kids.

Image shows two snowmen made with felt and tiny hats, perfect activiy for toddlers and preschoolers. idea from Teaching 2 and 3 year olds.
Ready to make a snowman craft with preschoolers?

38. How to Make a Snowman Craft With Preschoolers

This idea from Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds is perfect for helping our little ones work on their fine motor skills. They are really cute, easy to make, and oh, so much fun.

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Which was your favorite winter craft for kids? Which of the winter crafts for kids are you going to try first?

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