3 Ideas for Making Winter Crafts With Children

The cold months are coming, perfect for being at home. Therefore, today we'll present three ideas for making winter crafts with children.
3 Ideas for Making Winter Crafts With Children
Marcela Alejandra Caffulli

Reviewed and approved by the pediatrician Marcela Alejandra Caffulli.

Last update: 27 December, 2022

The time has come for hot chocolate with marshmallows, lighting the fireplaces in the evening, cold temperatures, and shorter days. And also, the time has come to all sit together in the living room and recreate the best winter crafts with your children.

The best news? We’ve got three ideas for winter crafts that are super easy to make and perfect for decorating the house during the colder months of the year. Take note!

3 ideas for making winter crafts with children in the company of the whole family

As a study published by the University of Jaén states, making crafts that are based on the seasons of the year is a very educational hobby for children. Especially if the little ones are still in the most infantile stage. So, let’s get to work!

1. Paper snowballs

Two little girls wearing winter pajamas while sitting by a window watching the snow.

What is more wintery than starting to observe the first snowflakes through the window? With this image in mind, we suggest you make a beautiful paper snowball. And if you put several together, you can decorate your curtains and prepare the house for the cold.

Materials

  • Colored paper
  • A pair of scissors
  • Glue stick and glue
  • Markers and pencils
  • Glitter, sequins, and other embellishments

Step-by-step instructions

  1. To start, trace a plate onto the light blue paper to create the shape of the ball. Then cut out the circle into a trapezoid so that you have room when you want to make the flakes.
  2. Use the glue to glue the snowball pieces to a larger sheet of paper.
  3. Once this is done, it’s time to take the markers to draw the details and glue the other embellishments onto the ornaments with glue. For this step, we suggest you sprinkle a little white glitter to give it that even more snowy touch.

2. Felt snowmen

Perhaps the snow has not settled yet and it’s not possible to go out and make snowmen in the yard. Don’t worry, we’ve got the perfect alternative. Write down the following idea to make felt snowmen!

Materials

  • Plastic cups
  • Medium pompoms
  • Pipe cleaners
  • White glue for crafts
  • A pair of scissors
  • A black marker

Step-by-step instructions

  1. First, cut a 1-inch-wide strip of felt and trim the ends with scissors, cutting 4-5 slots at each end.
  2. Next, turn the plastic cup upside down and glue the scarf around the narrow end. Leave enough space to draw the face.
  3. Once this is done, cut out orange felt triangles and glue them to the face area.
  4. For the earmuffs, cut a pipe cleaner in half and fold it around the top of the snowman. Then trim the ends so they stick out a bit.
  5. Next, trim one side of a pop-pom to make it a little flatter, and glue the pipe cleaner to the side of the snowman’s head. Then repeat on the other side.
  6. Finally, use the black marker to draw the eyes and some cute eyebrows.

3. Polar bear mask

Which animal is most emblematic around this time of year, along with the penguin? Exactly, the polar bear! Don’t miss the following craft in order to receive the arrival of winter in style.

Materials

  • Paper plate
  • White tissue paper
  • White cardboard
  • Thread
  • Glue
  • Plastic cup
  • White acrylic paint
  • Black marker
  • Black pompom
  • A cutter
  • A pair of scissors

Step-by-step instructions

  1. The first part is the most difficult and must be done by an adult: You have to make two holes in the paper plate for the eyes with the cutter or a craft knife.
  2. To make the muzzle, use a plastic cup and make the ears by cutting out the white cardboard. Then, paint each part with white acrylic paint.
  3. While you let the muzzle dry, use the glue to place wrinkled squares of tissue paper and make sure the plate is well covered.
  4. Next, glue the ears to the back of the paper plate, and once the snout’s dry, draw a bear’s mouth on the bottom of the cup with the marker.
  5. To finish the mask, simply poke holes in the sides of the paper plate and tie a knot at each end with a piece of string.

Celebrate the arrival of the coldest season by making these winter crafts for kids at home

A woman and two children wearing wool socks near a fireplace.

“Never as on winter nights is the moon so pure and the stars so numerous and so resplendent. Springs of constellations serenely filter the immensity; fringes of diaphanous whiteness cross the space in the distance, and everywhere. Like true infinite dust of stars, those little eyes whose mysterious language we still don’t understand look at us with greater affection “.

Martín Bel (1883), Magazine of the Reading Center Nº30

We think that this is the best definition for winter–the most beautiful and coldest season of the year. With it, there’s no doubt that it’s the perfect time to spend night days with your family, together with your loved ones. So, which of these crafts are you going to use to start celebrating?

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