These 15 winter crafts for kids are the perfect way to spend cold winter afternoons.
I know that winter doesn’t technically start for a couple weeks, but someone forgot to tell mother nature and we have already been visited by a pretty fierce snowstorm already. The snow hasn’t completely melted and we are already expecting to get slammed with another snow storm tonight.
I actually love snow. We go snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, but there is only so much time you can spend outside before you have to come in to thaw out.
Most of us are content to curl up with a book and a cup of hot cocoa, but my youngest son is extremely active. If I don’t find things to keep him busy, he will find ways to occupy himself, which sounds like a good thing, but it isn’t. At all! He kind of has a thing for markers and labeling things. People say it is a stage and he will outgrow it, but after 4 years I have my doubts. The one way I can ensure he will be well behaved is to plan crafts and activities to keep him busy. Below are 15 Winter Crafts for Kids that I have pulled together to help me keep my son busy when he is stuck inside this weekend.
15 Winter Crafts for Kids
This Sock Snowman is about as cute as it gets and it’s a no-sew project, too.
Kids will love making and using this Snowman Snow Measuring Stick this winter.
Make an adorable Popsicle Stick Penguin Puzzle for a craft that you can play with later on!
For those extra cold days when building a snowman might be hard, make this Foam Snowman instead.
Check out these less messy Waterless Snow Globes from The Country Chic Cottage.
Kids will marvel at these DIY Crystal Snowflakes from Tip Junkie. This one requires patience but it’s worth it.
These Stunning Sparkly Icicles from Kid’s Craft Room are truly magical looking.
Speaking of magic, make this Christmas (Winter) Village with Tissue Boxes from Mer Mag.
This Shivery Snow Paint from Play Learn Grow actually feels cool and glitters, too!
Use the cold weather to your advantage with these Fire and Ice Lanterns from Mad in Crafts.
Winter Tree Silhouettes from Inner Child Fun are a great little craft when you don’t have time for a bunch of supplies to be dragged out.
I Heart Crafty Things has a cute craft for Foam Cup Snowy Owls that would be perfect to make if you have some left from a winter gathering.
Do something classic and make these Paper Snowflakes with help on how to cut the best ones from It’s Always Autumn.
If you don’t happen to live in an area where it snows much, you will appreciate this craft for Instant Snow Dough from Wunder Mom.
These Smiling Snowman Envelopes from Make and Takes are perfect for sending a letter to someone.