Winter Crafts for Preschoolers

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winter crafts for preschoolers

This post compiles winter crafts for preschoolers that you can do at home with minimal supplies! If you’re stuck inside on a cold day and need simple ideas to keep your kids busy, you are sure to find something on this list.

The winter season is upon us which means less time outdoors and more time getting creative with our time. As the chill sets in and outdoor activities become limited, parents often find themselves searching for engaging indoor activities to keep their kids entertained. Crafting is a fantastic solution that not only provides a creative outlet but also strengthens the parent-child bond, while working on fine motor skills.

From making snowflake cutouts to constructing a cozy winter scene with cotton ball snow, the possibilities are endless. Crafting not only hones fine motor skills but also encourages self-expression. Plus, the joy on a child’s face when they proudly display their masterpiece is truly priceless. So, why not turn those cold winter days into a canvas for creativity and create lasting memories with your little ones?

This post rounds up some of our favorite winter crafts for toddlers. Save your favorites for winter months filled with fun!


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Looking for more activities? Try:
– For Christmas crafts, try Christmas Arts and Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers
– For more things to do inside on a rainy or snowy day, try Best Indoor Toddler Activities for Fun at Home

Common Supplies for Winter Crafts

You will need some basic craft supplies for some of projects in this post, such as:

  • toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls
  • pom poms
  • pipe cleaners
  • cotton balls
  • googly eyes
  • popsicle/craft sticks
  • construction paper (especially white paper)
  • glue stick
  • hot glue gun
  • pine cones
  • markers or crayons
  • glitter
  • paper plates
  • bubble wrap
  • tissue paper

Winter Crafts for Preschoolers

Did you know there are SO many more crafts you can do with young children in the colder months than paper snowflakes (though those are always a good time!)? We hope this collection of easy winter crafts gets your creative juices flowing at home! There are so many fun ideas that you can do on an unexpected snow day, a chilly weekend, or in your classroom with students.

Be sure to scroll to the end for activity ideas. Let’s jump in!

Toiler Paper Roll Snowman

Not only is this snowman craft a cutie but it’s also environmentally friendly! This is one of the best winter crafts because it allows you to upcycle! Rather than throwing away your toilet paper tubes, save them for simple crafts like this totally adorable snowman.


Source: My Crafty Mama

Snowman Handprint Craft

Kids will have so much fun with this idea! Paint your child’s hand with white paint, plant it on a piece of paper, and have them create a little village of snowmen.

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Source: Kids Activity Zone

Penguin Painted Rocks

These sweet penguin painted rocks is a fun winter craft that require just a few supplies and are sure to offer a lot of fun! This is a fun project for kids of all ages.

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Source: The Soccer Mom Blog

Polar Bear Handprint Craft

How cute is this little polar bear craft? If you’re looking for a simple winter animal craft, this unique idea may be for you. Chances are you have most of the supplies already (plus some little hands!), making this a great option for a spur-of-the-moment activity!

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Source: Simple Everyday Mom

Penguin Paper Bag Puppet

This is one of our favorite winter craft ideas! This adorable hand puppet is an awesome craft for kids that like to put pieces together! It comes with a free template and step-by-step guide.

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Source: My Crafty Mama

Pinecone Snowman

This little skier is BEYOND cute, isn’t he? Head outside, find a shapely pinecone, add some white paint, and adorn him in your finest crafty winter wear for a funny and sweet winter decoration.

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Source: Crafts by Amanda

Potato Print Polar Bears

This adorable winter craft makes the perfect DIY holiday greeting card that friends and family will be so thrilled to receive from younger kids!

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Source: Red Ted Art

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Penguins

Looking for something your kids can eat when they are done? Sticking to the winter themes, this adorable (and healthy!) snack is like an edible winter craft!

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Source: Healthy Kids Recipes

Paper Plate Ice Skating Craft

Your kids will love designing their own ice skates, and lacing them up – which is great for developing fine motor skills.

winter crafts for preschoolers - ice skates

Source: Our Kid Things

Popsicle Stick Arctic Animals

How fun and clever are these crafty arctic animals? Especially the walrus! Create an entire clan of popsicle stick animals for a fun winter decoration.

Source: Creatively Beth

Snowman Paper Plate Craft

This fun craft is easy peasy and sure to make your kids smile.

winter crafts for preschoolers - paper plate

Source: Ottawa Mommy Club

No Sew Felt Snowman Ornament

This winter craft takes just 30 minutes, making it a perfect activity for young kids. If you make these during the holiday season, they would look super cute on the Christmas tree or make great gifts!

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Source: Darcy and Brian

Paper Plate 3D Penguin Craft

This craft is totally unique! Not only do you get to make adorable penguins, but you can create your own little igloo scene. Older kids will love creating their own custom scenes.

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Source: In The Playroom

Mitten Craft for Kids

Grab the free printable mitten pattern, some paint and decorations, and you’ve got an excellent project for snow days.

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Source: Fireflies and Mudpies

Pom Pom Snowman Desk Buddy

Want to decorate your desk with something cute and seasonal? This little snowman will make the perfect companion!

winter crafts for preschoolers - snowmen

Source: Crafts by Amanda

Color-changing Snowflake Window Clings

I love snowflake crafts because you can make them before Christmas and they are still seasonal throughout winter. These color-changing snowflakes are sure to wow your kids, as they change colors when exposed to sunlight!winter crafts for preschoolers - snowflakes

Source: The Craft at Home Family

Paper Plate Winter Hat

Make dressing for the cold fun! Does your kiddo give you a hard time about wearing their hat when it’s cold outside? This winter hat craft is a fun way to talk to them about what clothes are appropriate for chilly season.

winter crafts for preschoolers - hats

Source: Taming Little Monsters

Mini Frozen Bird Feeders

What better way to teach your kids about animals than a nature activity? Take advantage of temperatures dropping by creating a super simple frozen bird feeder. The best part is they get to keep an eye on it all day!

winter crafts for preschoolers - birdfeederes

Source: Barley and Birch

Winter Activities for Preschoolers

Winter Scavenger Hunt (Free Printable)

Get your kids active with this super fun outdoor scavenger hunt. Just grab the free printable, set the stage, and let them make their way down the list!

winter crafts for preschoolers - scavenger hunt

Source: My Crafty Mama

Paper Snowflake Lacing Card

Snag a printable snowflake and keep your kids busy practicing their lacing techniques on something other than a sneaker! When they’re done, hang it in the house as decoration.

winter crafts for preschoolers - snowflakes

Source: One Mama’s Daily Drama

How to Paint With Snow

Learn how you can use snow [totally free] to create a fun day of arts and crafts that your kids are sure to remember.

winter crafts for preschoolers - paint

SourceL Two Kids and a Coupon

Craft Stick Winter Bucket List

What do you tell your kids when they say they’re bored or want something new or different to do? This super creative bucket list idea is a great way to keep preschoolers busy during chilly season.

winter crafts for preschoolers - bucket list

Source: Creatively Beth

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