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Simple Winter Crafts for kids that you will want to save

 

Winter is here.  You want something to do to keep your little ones busy while you are stuck inside.  Here are some cute crafts to do with them. I’m sure you love items that have their hand or footprints on them. Those are the pieces that I will save year after year.  You can cherish those pieces to see how much they’ve grown. When they are theme related then you can take them out during that time of year. These crafts are not Holiday specific, just have the Winter Theme.

 

These crafts would be great for teachers to do in preschool, kindergarten and first grade. Use these crafts during the winter months.

 

 

7 Easy winter crafts for kids.

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Winter Activities for Kids

 

1. Finger Snowman and Poem

 

Small canvas with finger prints made into snowmen is an easy Winter crafts for kids

Materials needed:

 

This activity may need to be done over 2 days or waiting a few hours. First, have your little one paint the canvas with blue paint. They should cover the whole thing so don’t worry about how it looks.

Next, squeeze a bit of white paint onto a paper plate. Take your child’s hand and dip in the white paint. Hold the fingers open, don’t want them touching, and press onto the paper.

Once completely dry then you can make a snowman. Take a black thin sharpie to draw hats onto the fingers. Then draw 2 eyes on the top and 3 buttons in the middle of each finger. Use other colored sharpies to make scarfs. (As you see mine are just lines, you don’t need anything fancy.) Take an orange sharpie for the nose. Draw arms, a mouth and you’re done!!

Poem to use on winter crafts

Back

 

After you finished here is a poem to attach to the back.
These aren’t just snowmen
As anyone can see.
I made them with my hand
Which is a part of me.
You will look back and recall
Winter of _______
When my hand was just this small.

 

So with this craft, you have fingerprints and the year altogether.

 

 

Important tip: You want to make sure you write the year. Years later you won’t remember and will be happy you wrote it down.

 

2. Finger Snowmen:

White hand-print with fingers made into tiny snowman is a simple winter craft for kids.

 

Materials Needed:

 

This is the same steps for the canvas snowmen. Here you use construction paper instead of a canvas. Instead of doing 4 fingers you use the whole hand.

Squeeze a bit of white paint onto a paper plate.  Take your child’s hand, only need 4 fingers, and dip in the white paint. Hold the four fingers open, don’t want them touching, and press onto the blue canvas. Then, have your child take a brush to go over just the bottom of the canvas. It’s alright if it overlaps the fingerprints a bit.

Once completely dry then you can make a snowman. Take a black thin sharpie to draw hats onto the fingers. Then draw 2 eyes on the top and 3 buttons in the middle of each finger. Use other colored sharpies to make scarfs. (As you see mine are just lines, you don’t need anything fancy.) Take an orange sharpie for the nose. Draw arms, a mouth and you’re done!!

Make your hand snowman into a card, a picture frame or even a place-mat.

 

 

 

Enjoy these winter art and craft activities

 

 

3. Popsicle Snowflake

 

Popsicle snowflake is an at home winter craft for kids

 

Materials:

 

“Just a dot, not a lot.” That’s what you should say to your kids when using glue. Repeat it and sing it. “Just a dot, not a lot.” Otherwise, you will have a whole lot of glue and nothing will work.  Kids love to sing it and it helps to remember.

First, take 2 Popsicle sticks and cross them over to make an X. Use a dot of glue in the middle to hold together. Then take a Popsicle stick and glue so it’s vertical. Another Popsicle stick glue horizontal. Wait a bit so the glue dries.

Now squeeze glue onto each stick. Take the glitter and sprinkle over all the glitter. If you want you can put the glitter onto a plate and lay the snowflake in the plate. Shake off the extra glitter. Use beads to glue on the ends of the Popsicle sticks.

Then use hot glue and attached a ribbon to the back. You can use this as an ornament and take it out every year.

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4. Mittens with Hand Print

 

Paper cut out of mitten to make a kids winter craft.

 

Materials Needed:

  • construction paper (2 colors of your choice)
  • marker
  • scissors
  • glue (this craft can use a glue stick)

 

This craft is easy, clean and quick.

Take one piece of construction paper and draw a shape of a mitten. Cut this out.

Then in the middle of the mitten trace your child’s hand. You, of course, can use paint for the hand, but sometimes it’s easier just to trace.  Every mom has construction paper and markers at any given time. Of course, we do!

Using the second piece of construction paper, cut out a shape that looks like a cloud. To help your child cut, do hand over hand. Let your child hold the scissors first. Then take your hand and put over their hand to help guide in cutting. Take this piece and glue to the bottom of the mitten.

Now you have a cute little mitten with your little one’s handprint.

 

Paper mitten with hand print is a easy winter craft kids can make

 

 

If you have other craft supplies laying around feel free to use those to add to your mitten. Pom-poms, glitter or beads look great on the mitten.

 

 

5. Melted Snowman and Poem

 

Ripped paper, black hat, arms and nose to make a melted snowman easy craft for kids

 

Materials Needed

  • black hat cut out
  • construction paper—Blue, white and colors of your choice for the hat, nose, and arms)
    glue
  • orange nose cut out (a triangle shape is the easiest)

 

Have your child rip up the white paper. You could cut the white paper into squares if you decide to do that instead. After your child has a pile of ripped up white paper, have them glue the paper onto the blue construction paper. This is great for little ones because they don’t have to glue the paper in a specific way. Then glue the black hat somewhere towards the top of the white paper clippings. You can draw eyes or cut out 2 black circles. Glue the eyes down. Next, glue the nose and arms down.

 

Here is a poem for your Melted Snowman.
I made a little snowman,
I made him just like that.
The sun came out and melted him,
And now my snowman’s flat.

 

Ripped white paper to make a melted snowman is a simple winter craft for kids.

 

 

6. Cotton Ball Snowmen

  • Materials Needed
  • cotton balls
  • paper (I like blue so it looks like the sky)
  • glue
  • crayons or markers

 

If your child is young you can make circles as an outline of a snowman. The child can use cotton balls to fill in the circle to make a snowman.  Older children can make a snowman without an outline.

 

 

 

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