DIY: Winter Crafts For Kids To Make at Home

Winter Crafts For Kids!

The season loved by nearly all the children, the season of snowman, polar bears and chilly winds, the ‘winter season’ is round the corner and once again we are bound to think of ways to keep our children indoors, preventing them from the unwanted cold that is accompanied with this season.

Rather than bribing your kids with unhealthy ways to stay indoors, why not provide and guide them with unique, easy  and attractive  DIY craft ideas  that will not only help you to keep your child busy and safe indoors but will also enhance his creativity thus fostering his overall development.

Think of creating your own snowman with your child at home and that too in just 30-40 minutes!

Here are some amazing DIY videos with super easy winter special craft ideas that you can use this winter season to spend some quality time with your kid and help him be a crafty:

Winter Crafts For Kids To Make

Beautiful Tree Stick Drawing For Kids To Make

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This is a really easy winter craft for kids to make. Even toddlers can make this craft on their own. Even though they will not be able to come up with such fine craft but they can still try to make it. This simple craft requires only some supplies. All these supplies are easily available in the stationery shops near you. You will need a blue colored sheet, black paint, red paint, paint brush, black marker. Kids will be using their thumbs to make red thumb prints for the cherries. This looks pretty on a blue background. You can even add some glitter blobs to show the shiny snowflakes.

Polar Bear Winter Crafts For Kids To Make

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This is a fun to make paper plate polar bear craft. Your kids can easily make this polar bear craft with little help from the adults. The plastic bottle edges can be sometimes sharp so make sure to sand them before handing them out to your children. You will need really simple things to make this polar bear bear w craft. You will need a white paper plate, black paper, white paper, plastic bottle, tissue paper, a pair of scissors, glue stick, sand paper, white paint. Your kids will love to shred the tissue paper and stick it in place. You must help out your kids in making this paper plate polar bear craft. It will be fun for them to create. You can even make a polar bear mask using the same technique, the only difference will be that you will have to cut out the eyes.

Igloo Crafts For Kids To Make

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Igloos are a staple of the winter season. The snowmen have lived in igloos for long. These icy caves keep the snowmen warm. They are well constructed with insulating walls. Kids can make this cool igloo drawing easily on a winter evening. You will require a white sheet of paper, pencils, colors to make this igloo drawing. It looks pretty and your kids will surely love making it.

Easy Snowman Winter Crafts For Kids To Make

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Such beautiful winter crafts make for a great show piece. Such beautiful winter crafts are really easy to make. Kids will love to create this snowman craft. You will require a blue colored sheet, black sheet, paints and marker for this craft. Kids can use their fingers tips to make the snow flakes and the snowman. This beautiful craft looks like a snow ball show piece. The kids can add their names at the bottom of this winter craft. This will be a great activity to be performed at school.

Pine Cone Bird Winter Crafts For Kids To Make

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Pine cones are easy to find in winters. You can make some really cool crafts using pine cones. This is one of those really sweet bird craft. Your kids will love to procure a pine cone and then create such a beautiful craft out of it. To make this pine cone bird you will need cotton, pine cone, googly eyes, brown pom pom, some white yarn, glue. This bird is really easy to make. You must cover all the pine cone depths with cotton fully. Stick all the necessary elements to the pine cone to complete the bird craft.

Inverted Glass Jars Winter Crafts For Kids To Make

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These are some really fun to create winter crafts for kids. This one especially has a beautiful and colorful snow globe in the making. This DIY project will require an old glass jar, some plastic toy or form, glitter, water, glycerine, hot glue gun. The jar must have a lid. Fix the plastic toy on the lid. Fill up the jar with water and add some glycerine to it. Now place some glitter on top. Close the lid and shake. This makes the beautiful snow globe come alive. It is a Beautiful decorative piece for the home.

Beautiful Pine Cone Decoration For Kids To Make

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Pine cones are widely available in winter season. Your kids will love to hunt for the pine cones and create beautiful show pieces from them later on. Your kids will be able to easily make this beautiful pine cone craft at home. To make this pine cone craft you will require pine cones, white paint, pallete, glue, glitter powder. These designer pine cone winter crafts for kids look pretty and shiny. These can also be used as a decoration for the Christmas tree. It will add beauty to the celebrations.

Ice Crafts For Kids To Make This Winter

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These are some really pretty glass balls but not exactly made of glass. You can make this messy craft and later on play with it in freezing cold. You will need small sized balloons, water, food coloring, a pair of scissors, gloves and boots. These are actually colored frozen water balloons. You can add the food coloring to the balloons fill them with water and freeze them. Once frozen, cut the tops off and remove the rubber skin of the balloon. Now your kids can play with these frozen and colored water balls.

Reusing Winter Crafts For Kids To Make

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Reusing and recycling are very important in today’s world. Everyone must try to cut down on the amount of waste they produce. This is a beautiful winter craft for kids to make from old and used cardboard sheet. This beautiful tree looks pretty and reflects the winter vibe rightfully. This 3D tree can be easily made with the help of cardboard and a pair of scissors. This makes for a great show piece.

Making Polar Bears Using Hand Prints

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This is a really easy to make craft. Kids will love to make this polar bear from their hand print. It looks really pretty and is equally easy. To make this easy polar bear craft you will need a blue colored paper, white paint, sponge brush and a black marker. This polar bear craft has really easy steps to follow. This can also become the cover for a winter season card.

Toilet Paper DIY Crafts For Kids To Make

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Reusing toilet paper rolls is easy. Toilet paper rolls can be used to make a wide variety of crafts. It is really easy to make. These snow men look fun and are easy to create. To make these toilet paper DIY snow men you will require white paint, ribbon pieces, pom poms, pipe cleaner, black marker, orange felt cloth, googly eyes. These snow men look great when made in large numbers. You can set these up on Christmas Eve for a nice effect.  You can use these snow men in place of the usual goblins you place in and around the house.

Penguin Winter Crafts For Kids To Make

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To make this winter craft penguin you will be working with construction paper. This looks really cute and fits the winter vibe. To make this cute penguin you will need black and white construction paper, orange colored paper, googly eyes, or you can use white and black paper to make the eyes, a pair of scissors, glue stick. It can be used as a show piece at home or can be hung around the doors or at the bedside of your kid.

Easy Snowman Crafts For Kids

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This winter crafts for kids roll paper is easy to make and uses stamping as the main method of making. You can start by choosing the right shade of the paper to be used as a base. Fill in the bottom with white paint using a cotton ball. You will need some sponge and toilet paper roll for the rest of the stamping. Use the toilet paper roll dipped in white to make the body of the snowman. Add hats and hands of the snowmen with the help of sponge stamps on the snow man. Add the required details with the help of a black sharpie pen.  This fits the winters perfectly. You can use this paper to wrap your gifts.

Paper Plate Winter Crafts For Kids To Make

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This is a truly fairy tale style winter craft. The pastel blue gives it a fairy look. It looks really pretty. This will straight away transport you to the fairy land. Your kids will love creating this masterpiece. This craft surely takes up time. You will need a paper plate, blue paint, thermocol balls, glue, white and black paints. You can make the snow man on the pastel blue colored paper plate and then stick small sized thermocol balls all along the base of the paper plate winter craft. This looks really pretty and attractive.

Easy Snowman Winter Crafts

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You can help your kids to make pretty and sweet snowman cards for winters. Kids are the most excited and active members of the family. To make this easy winter craft you will need a blue sheet, white paint, colored paper sheets, a pair of scissors, glue. You can help your kids make some snowmen on the front sheet and then decorate these snowmen as you like. You can use different colored paper and glitter as well. You can add some snow balls here and there on the front page of the card. These winter cards can be given out to near and dear ones.

Easy Winter Crafts For Kids To Make

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This is a beautiful white chick winter craft for kids. Kids love to experiment with paints and different applying methods. This will surely be a great way to explore the different ways paint can be applied to paper. To make this winter craft you will require black paper, Brown paper, white paint, white paper, yellow paper, a pair of scissors, glue. You can ask the students to form the chick with the help of brushes, fingers, straws, etc. This will be a nice homely experiment for the kids to conduct with paint.

Twigs Winter Crafts For Kids To Make

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Using real twigs to make some tree crafts can be real fun. This is an easy craft. Your kids will have a great experience using real dry twigs for this craft. You will require dry twigs, white paint, blue colored paper, glue, q-tips for this winter craft. This winter craft has only one difficult step and that is sticking the dry twigs on paper with the help of glue. This beautiful winter craft can be used as a pretty show piece at home. It will be a great activity for the kids at home.

Cute DIY Snowman Using a Sock

Ever thought of making a child’s all time favourite  snowman with simple and easily available materials like sock, rice, craft pins, red wool, glue orange paper and rubber bands and that too in super easy steps?

All you have to do is take a plain white sock and cut it in half from the center using a pair of scissors. Hold the closed end piece and tie it using red wool. Now, fill up some rice inside the sock piece and tie the other end to make your snowman’s body. Use a rubber band to split that body in two circles. Use a red cloth and a thin strip of the white sock glued and tied together to make your snowman’s hat and another strip of red cloth to make his muffler. At last, use craft pins to make your snowman’s eyes, nose and buttons and your snowman is ready to roll!  Refer to this video for guidance:

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Paper Strips Snowman – Winter Crafts For Kids

Running short of time and don’t want to get into the trouble of using too many materials for a craft? This video have an easy and simple way to make a snowman by just using paper strips and glue and it will be the perfect option for you.

Cut out 4 small and 4 large paper strips. Take the four small strips together, place them over one another and join them from the center creating a web. Now join all the ends of the web at one point to make a circle out of it and repeat the same steps with large strips to have one small and one big circle. Join the two circles together and use a black marker to make your snowman’s eyes and buttons. Use colored paper strips for making his muffler and tadaa! Your snowman is ready in just 10 minutes without any hassle. Watch this video for reference:

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Snowman Pop-Up Card – Winter Crafts For Kids

For all those who have a love for greeting cards, this simple and unique snowman pop-up card is a perfect way to show your creativity skills. Just a little paper folding and cutting, and with the final touches using a marker, your card is ready. So this winter, let your child wish his teachers and friends a happy winters with his personalized snowman pop-up card. Follow the steps provided in this video to make your own beautiful card.

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Polar Bear Bookmark Corner – Winter Crafts For Kids

For all the book lovers out there, here is an innovative bookmark corner to keep a record of the page where you left. You can use this wonderful craft with your child to explain him the use of bookmarks and hence inculcate reading skills in him in a unique way. All you need is just some paper folding skills and mere 10 mins of your time to come up with this beautiful polar bear bookmark. Watch this short video and follow the simple steps and use this polar bear bookmark craft idea to enhance your child’s crafting skills:

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Handprint Penguins – Winter Crafts For Kids

Here is a fun-filled activity that you can carry out with your kid to develop his interest in crafts and to get an amazing handprint penguin that can be used to decorate your walls.

Trace your child’s hands on a black chart paper and cut out the traced hands. Put the inverted cut outs on a flat surface and glue a white colored circle cut out in the middle of the palm area. Use a piece of orange colored sheet to make the penguin’s nose and black marker on a white sheet to make his eyes and your penguin is ready. Create a backdrop on a light blue colored sheet with cotton and stick your hand printed penguins over it, if you wish to create a scenery. Refer to this video to see how beautiful such hand printed penguins can be:

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Paper Plate Polar Bear Mask -Winter Crafts For Kids

Amongst all the crafts, the one that attracts kids the most is face masks. Being an entirely different character altogether, face masks are an amazing tool to enhance a child’s creative and language development. This winter, take up this easy activity of making a polar bear mask simply by using a paper plate, cotton, glue, white and black sheet, a coin, stick and scissors.

  • Use a coin to cut out two eye holes on a paper plate and cut out two large circles from a white sheet. Glue them at the top ends of the paper plate to make the bear’s ears.
  • Take a plastic bowl and stick it below the eyes, making the nose of the bear.
  • Cover your bear entirely using cotton and let it dry.
  • Cut out a small black circle and paste it in the nose to complete the final touch.
  • Add a Popsicle stick in the bottom center so as to provide a handle to your mask and your mask is ready.

Use this mask to have an amazing time with your child!

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Popsicle Stick Flower – Winter Crafts For Kids

If you are a nature lover, follow these simple steps to create a colorful DIY flower by using some Popsicle sticks and a plastic glass. For the base, cut the plastic glass in two halves from the center. Paint some Popsicle sticks with different colors of your choice and cut some of them according to the size of the glass. Stick them all around the glass and your base is ready. For the flower, cut out three small circles from a white sheet and cut down some Popsicle sticks into small pieces. Stick the pieces around the first circle, leaving some space in between two pieces, covering the entire circumference. Now flip the circle and in the spaces that were left, stick some more sticks of larger size. Cover the center of the backside with the second circle and stick a large Popsicle stick making the flower’s stem. Make the goggle eyes of the flowers using white sheet and markers and your flower is ready. You can use some sand and fill it up in the base and then put the flower in it to make a perfect DIY planter for yourself. Go through this video for detailed steps:

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Simple Snowman Activity For Kids

If getting into all the DIY stuff seems like a mess to you, we have a simple activity that you can conduct with your child to keep him busy and to enhance his motor skills as well. Just take a print out of a snowman’s body outline. Provide your child with some cotton balls and glue and ask him to cover the snowman’s body with the cotton balls.

Preferable, show him once how to do it and then you are all set to go! Sit back and watch your child performing and enjoying this simple activity. Check out this video to see some kids having an amazing time with this activity:

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This winter, choose one of these amazing winter crafts for kids and let your child explore the artist within as every child is an artist in some way or the other.

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Sakshi Jain: Sakshi Jain, graduate (B.A Prog.) from Janki Devi Memorial College. Currently pursuing a PG diploma in event management from NIEM. A fun-loving girl, likes to write, travel and listen to music.