Winter crafts for kids are perfect for this time of year when winter starts to feel like it will never end! While the arrival of spring is definitely something to look forward to, winter does not have to be so drab. Occupy yourself and your little ones by making some of these winter crafts for kids on a chilly day.
Most craft stores sell plain evergreen or twig wreaths. If you purchase a few of these along with some fun decorations, your kids can spend an afternoon creating their own decorative wreaths. They can tie some colorful ribbons through the wreath, use a hot glue gun to attach flowers, pine cones, or beads, and even add some glitter glue for a glistening appeal. Display one wreath on each door of your home as a way of honoring your kids’ work.
Is there a scent better suited for winter than cinnamon? These ornaments are fun to make, and they also keep your home smelling fresh. Work with your kids to mix together about 5 ounces of ground cinnamon and 3/4 cup jarred applesauce. The mixture should have a dough-like consistency.
Roll the dough out like you would cookie dough, and use cookie cutters to cut it into shapes. Lay the shapes out on a baking sheet, and poke a hole in the top of each one. Let these ornaments dry at room temperature for about two days. Run a ribbon through the hole, and hang your ornaments on doorknobs and dresser pulls.
Paper Plate Foxes: Winter Crafts for Kids Who Love Animals
This is a non-messy craft and one that’s perfect for younger children. Help your child fold over two “sides” of a paper plate so that it forms a shape similar to a slice of pizza. Glue two ears, cut from paper, to the top of the plate. Then, glue on some googly eyes and a black pom pom as the nose. If your child desires, they can color part of the fox’s head orange, or they can glue some pom poms onto the head to make it a fuzzy snow fox.
These confetti poppers serve double duty. They keep the kids busy, and they use up all of your empty toilet paper rolls. Encourage your kids to make the poppers and then store them until the 4th of July. Whenever they have a few spare minutes, they can make another popper or two and watch their collection grow as summer approaches.
There is a detailed tutorial here, but basically, all you need to do is put part of a balloon over one end of a toilet paper tube, pour in some confetti, and wrap the tube in colorful paper.
From wreaths to confetti poppers, these winter crafts for kids are sure to delight the whole family. When you spend time being creative, it’s easy to forget how cold it is outside!