Fun Winter Art Ideas For Children

If your children enjoy their arts and crafts, then you’ll find that winter time offers many great opportunities to explore those arts and crafts skills. After all, you’re forced to spend a lot of time indoors when the weather’s too harsh, so here are a few fun winter art ideas for children so you can fight boredom!

Snow Paint

Snow paint will look like magic for your children, and it’s a lot of fun to make, it’s cold, and it dries puffy and raised, so it’s something you’ll want to try. All you’ll need is shaving cream, white glue, glitter, and peppermint extract. The first thing you’ll want to do is pop the glue in the fridge overnight. When you’re ready to start the activity, get it out and let it sit for 10 minutes so it can flow again. Then, mix equal parts of glue and shaving cream in a bowl, add a couple of drops of peppermint extract and stir in some glitter.

Set up a station for your children and provide construction paper and brushes so your children can start painting their winter art. Your children will be amazed to see what happens when the paint dries and they’ll have fun feeling the snow paint as well. In fact, this snow paint can also be a great sensory play. Just give your children scoopers and other tools and let them play with it!

Ice Sculptures

Making ice sculptures is a great winter arts and crafts projects that your children will simply love! All you need is cups, bowls of different shapes and sizes, muffin tins, water and food coloring or watercolors. All you need to do is dye the water with different colors, fill different containers of all shapes and sizes and then allow them to freeze overnight. You can also add glitter to the mix if you want to make it even prettier. Once they’re frozen, unmold the beautiful colored ice shapes and then take them outside so you can stack them up and make different winter sculptures to decorate the backyard!

Instant Ice

Instant ice is a nice little science experiment that your children will love. All you need to make this is cold water and that’s it! The trick here is to fill a bottle with water and then get it to freeze at the exact point where it’s cold enough to freeze, but not yet frozen. When you get water to this temperature, all it takes is a little movement in order to freeze. I’m sure this has happened by accident to you at some point, so now you can make it on purpose for your kids. Once you get your water to that temperature, show your kids what happens when the water pours!

Winter Slime

Slime is a super fun substance, so if you want to make it for your children this winter, all you need is white glue, water, liquid starch, glitter, snowflake confetti and just mix it all together for some great sensory play!


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