Winter Crafts for Small Kids and Toddlers

Winter Crafts for Small Kids and Toddlers

Winter Crafts for Small Kids and Toddlers

Winter Crafts for Small Kids and Toddlers


Winter crafting can be a delightful way to keep small kids and toddlers entertained while also fostering their creativity and fine motor skills. From snow-inspired crafts to indoor projects that celebrate the season, there are countless ideas to explore. Here are some fun and easy winter crafting activities perfect for little ones:


  1. Paper Snowflakes:

Fold white paper into quarters and help your child cut out various shapes along the edges. When unfolded, they'll reveal beautiful snowflake designs. Hang them around the house to create a winter wonderland.


  1. Cotton Ball Snowmen:

Provide your child with cotton balls, glue, construction paper, and markers. They can glue the cotton balls onto the paper to create snowmen, then use markers to add faces, buttons, and scarves.


  1. Popsicle Stick Skis:

Paint popsicle sticks in winter colours like blue and white. Once dry, glue them together to form skis. Use smaller sticks or toothpicks as poles. This simple craft encourages imaginative play.


  1. Salt Dough Ornaments:

Mix together 1 cup of salt, 1 cup of flour, and 1/2 cup of water to create salt dough. Roll it out and help your child use cookie cutters to make winter-themed shapes like snowflakes, mittens, or snowmen. After baking and cooling, they can paint the ornaments.


  1. Sensory Snow Bottles:

Fill empty water bottles with water and add glitter, sequins, and small plastic winter-themed toys. Secure the lids tightly and let your child shake them to create a mesmerising snowstorm effect.


  1. Marshmallow Snowmen:

Use toothpicks to stack marshmallows into snowmen. Decorate them with edible markers or icing to add faces, buttons, and accessories. These tasty treats are as fun to make as they are to eat!


  1. Penguin Handprint Art:

Dip your child's hand in black paint and press it onto paper to create a handprint. Once dry, they can use markers or paint to turn the handprint into a penguin by adding eyes, a beak, and feet. 


  1. Ice Sun Catchers:

Fill a pie tin or muffin tin with water and add drops of food colouring. Place a piece of string or yarn in each compartment, leaving one end hanging out. Once frozen, hang the colourful ice discs outside on a sunny day to create beautiful sun catchers as they melt.


  1. Felt Snowman Busy Board:

Cut out various shapes from white, black, and orange felt. Let your child arrange the shapes to build their own snowman on a large piece of blue felt. This tactile activity encourages imaginative play and fine motor skills.


  1. Winter Collage:

Provide your child with assorted materials like tissue paper, cotton balls, and glitter. Let them create a winter scene on a piece of construction paper by gluing on the materials to represent snow, trees, and animals.


IKids offer a wide selection of art and craft supplies that will help you prepare for all sorts of fun activities.


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Remember to always supervise your child during crafting activities, especially when using small objects or materials that could be a choking hazard. Winter crafting is not only a fun way to pass the time but also an opportunity to bond with your little one and create lasting memories together.


For older kids have a look at the pixel art activities




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