It sure is fun to play in the snow, but there are days when you are stuck inside and what better way to entertain yourself than with a crafty session.
We have a whole lot of winter crafts for kids to make, from simple ideas perfect for toddlers and preschoolers to more complex crafts for older kids.
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Winter Crafts for Kids to Make
Ready to get crafty? You’ll find a lot of project for all ages (some we know you’ll want to do by yourself too).
You can do all these at home and some of these winter crafts for kids are perfect to make in the classroom too.
When thinking about winter crafts, snowmen, penguins, snowflakes and arctic animals always come to mind and we’ve got most of it covered (and keep on adding new fun ideas and tutorials for kids to make).
We’re starting off with a fun set of paper snowflakes! You can make your own designs or use our templates to get your imagination going.
The most adorable doily snowman winter craft
Have doilies? Make this adorable doily snowman. This one is great as a quick classroom project, simple and quick.
Turn paper strips into a lovely snowman
Love crafting with paper? This paper snowman is super easy to make.
Time to rock
We’re really excited about our rocking paper plate crafts series and love making winter themed crafting projects.
Toilet paper roll penguins
Lets not stick with snowmen only, this paper roll penguin is a must.
Or a snowman
Easy Classroom Decor – Winter Hats Template Craft
Need a simple project for the classroom? Make this winter hat craft.
Craft Stick Classic
There are so many different ways you can go about decorating these!
Cotton Balls are a fun material for a winter art project
Cotton ball crafts are perfect for winter. Just check this penguin.
Rocking with Penguins
Paper plate crafts are really fun too, we made these standing penguins (oh so cute!)
Another paper plate snowman craft idea
Make a snowman creation station
You can make a wonderful craft with cotton rounds too.
Winter owls are amazing
How about making some pinecone snow owls?
Winter fingerprint painting
We love this winter art project, so simple to make and looks really adorable.
These make a wonderful gift
Let these DIY bookmarks keep your winter reads in check!
Winter footprint or handprint art makes great keepsakes
Need a cool keepsake? Make footprint penguins!
Turn socks into wonderful winter crafts
Another craft older kids will love – a no-sew sock penguin.
Clothespins turned into snowmen
Construction paper collages are loved by preschoolers and kids in kindergarten
This round penguin craft is absolutely wonderful too.
Older kids will love making this penguin paper toy.