All parents need winter crafts for kids to keep them busy during those scheduled and unscheduled days off from school. These craft ideas are not just something to keep your kids from driving you insane while they are stuck in the house, these creations also make fun projects to do together as a family.


5 Winter Crafts for Kids

Snow Storm in a Jar

Winter Crafts for Kids

This winter project is fun for kids of all ages.

Materials Needed for Project

  • Medium sized Mason jar
  • White paint
  • Baby oil
  • Water
  • Iridescent glitter
  • Alka Seltzer
  • Blue food coloring

How to Make

  • Fill the jar about 3/4 with baby oil then set it aside.
  • In a disposable bowl combine one cup of water with one teaspoon of white paint and mix it until the paint is dissolved. It will look like you have white water.
  • Once mixed well, pour the white water into the jar leaving a little room at the top.
  • Have your kids help by sprinkling in the glitter.
  • Add as much blue food coloring as you want.
  • Then wait for the glitter and water to settle at the bottom of the jar.

Winter Projects for Kids

Once your water has settled, it is time to make the fun snow storm. Take an alka seltzer tablet and break it into pieces and have the kids drop the pieces into the jar and watch what happens….. Just like that, you have a fun snow storm jar.

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Snow Dough

Winter Crafts for Kids

Making snow dough is a fun and educational winter craft for kids. They can make all sorts of things with it including the obvious cute little snowman.

Materials Needed for Project

  • 1 cup of lotion
  • 1 cup of cornstarch
  • Iridescent glitter
  • Peppermint extract

To make your snow dough extra cold put the cornstarch in the freezer for a few hours before using.

How to Make 

  • In a bowl, combine in equal amounts lotion and cornstarch.
  • Mix in a few drops of peppermint to give it a nice winter scent.

You can play around with the ingredients as much as you like to give it a different consistency and feel. More lotion will make it a softer oozy dough and more starch gives it a dryer snow type feel. Your kids will love it.

Winter Crafts for Kids

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Snow Man Tissue Box

This fun winter craft for kids is also a cute way to hide the tissue box that we all know is coming out in full force during the frosty months of winter.

Winter Crafts for Kids

 

Materials Needed for Project

  • Wooden tissue box cover
  • Craft paints in colors orange, black, red and white
  • Sponge paint brushes and small round paintbrush

How to Make

  • Paint the tissue box cover white. Allow each coat of paint to dry before applying a new coat. It may take 2-3 coats to get the desired full coverage.
  • Using a small round paintbrush and black paint, create two eyes and fill in the circles.
  • Paint smaller circle dots for the mouth.
  • Add a cute carrot nose with orange paint.
  • Allow the face to completely dry then dab a small dot of white paint into each eye.

Your snowman tissue box is finished! You can make him unique and dress him up with extra features. You are only limited by your imagination.

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Footprint Winter Crafts for Kids

You can never go wrong with these adorable footprint crafts that you will treasure for years to come.

Winter Crafts for Kids

Materials Needed for Project

  • White stretched canvas
  • Safe non-toxic paint for babies/child’s feet or foot pads
  • Medium painters brush
  • Sponge
  • Pencil

How to Make

  • Paint child’s feet and firmly yet carefully put them on the blank canvas at an angle as shown above. Then remove and clean child’s feet while the paint is drying.
  • Once footprints are completely dry use pencil to draw in the eyes and beak of birds.
  • Color belly of birds using paint.
  • Draw in and paint bird feet.
  • Once everything is dry, draw branches and then paint them in painting around the bird’s feet.
  • After everything is dry you can use the sponge and lightly sponge in the blue for the sky being careful to wipe off excess paint and taking care around birds.

Let the project dry and you have a gorgeous heirloom.

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Winter Crafts for Kids Penguin Pine Cones

These pine cone decorations are so unbelievably cute and easy with mom’s help.

Winter Crafts for Kids

Materials Needed for Project

  • Pine cones of different sizes
  • White and black paint
  • small paint brushes
  • Felt
  • Colorful pipe cleaners
  • Small cotton balls
  • Unfinished wood spheres
  • Craft glue
  • Jingle bells

How to Make 

  • Paint the tips of your pine cones with white paint and dry.
  • Cut out black felt penguin wings and feet. I do not have the actual pattern for this project however it should not be hard to estimate the sizes by looking at the picture above. Pattern Universe also has some great patterns that you can use if needed.
  • Glue feet and wings of penguin onto pine cones.
  • Paint the wood spheres to use as the penguin heads. If necessary, use painters tape and tape off the area where the white face should be and then paint the rest of the sphere black. Once it is dry, remove the tape and use a small paintbrush to paint the face white. If you want your penguins to have rosy cheeks, lightly brush on a thin dab of pink. Create small black circles for the eyes.
  • Use orange felt to make the nose. Cut out a cone shape and put just a little cotton inside the role it tightly together and glue the edges. Once dry, glue it to the penguin’s face.
  • Glue the head of the penguin firmly onto the top of the pine cone and allow it to dry. You may need to cut out a portion of the top of the cone so it will fit in snug.
  • Once the head is firmly dried in place, your child can twist his or her favorite color pipe cleaner around the head for a cute little scarf.
  • You can experience with the hat styles and cotton earmuffs for your penguins.

Now your charming penguins are ready to place anywhere in the home to make your winter scene bright.

These winter crafts for kids should come in handy when you need something fun to do with your little ones during the coldest months of the year.

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