Let it snow! We’ll stay warm and cozy inside with our cup of cocoa and a fun wintertime craft. This handprint snowman is a fun and easy craft that your kids will love.
Handprint crafts are a favorite because they personalize the craft with your sweet kiddo’s little hands! It’s a great keepsake to remember how small they were when they made their snowman!
Gather up the kids, crafting supplies, and the snowman template for a crafting session that will keep the kids busy and engaged. This is a great winter craft to complete at home or in the classroom, especially when it’s too cold to play outside.
Keep the kids learning and entertained this winter with all our snowman activities for kids. These activities are great for preschool through early elementary-aged kids that love to create. Be sure to check them out and choose some to do with your kids while you are staying warm inside!
Easy Handprint Snowman
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Snowman template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the snowman template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by gluing the orange nose to the middle of the snowman’s head, just above the mouth.
Place the eyes on both sides of the nose and glue them in place.
Next, take the hat and glue it to the top of the snowman’s head.
Position the snowman’s head on top of the body and glue it together.
Glue the main part of the scarf to the neck area of the snowman.
Trace your child’s hand onto the same color piece of paper as the scarf and cut it out. Glue the handprint to one end of the scarf.
Now that your kids have made their very own snowman craft, be sure to check out our other handprint crafts to make too! We’re sure they will be a hit with the kids.
Winter Ideas For Kids
Keep the fun going with some more winter-themed crafts and activities!
This time of year is the perfect time to do indoor activities with the kids. If you’re stuck inside, it’s a great way to keep them busy learning and entertained!
We have a bunch of crafts and activities to choose from, so keep reading below for more ideas to try with your kids this winter!
Winter Books For Kids
When you read aloud to your kids, you are not only building their literacy skills but also teaching them how to listen and pay attention.
In today’s fast-paced world, the ability to sit still and listen to a story is becoming increasingly rare. By reading aloud to your kids, you are helping them to develop the concentration and focus they will need in order to be successful in school and in life.
In addition, when you read together, you are providing a bonding experience that will help to build a strong emotional connection between you and your child. So not only is reading aloud good for your kids’ brains, but it’s also good for their hearts!
Winter Crafts For Kids
Crafting is so much more than creating. It’s a beneficial learning tool to teach kids how to follow instructions, hone their gross and fine motor skills, use scissors, and much more.
Kids gain confidence and pride in their work when they complete a project. Sometimes to make the craft work just right, they even use their critical thinking skills and patience.
While kids are having fun being creative, all these other benefits are happening at the same time!
Snowman Headband Craft – This is a fun craft that Frosty would approve of. Your little ones will love to create their own snowman headband, or maybe just color it in. They won’t need a magic top hat to bring their snowman to life, just place it on their heads when completed!
Rocking Penguin Craft – Let’s rock! This rocking penguin craft is so fun! The kids will love this cute penguin that rocks back and forth when you touch it! Grab the free template and get to rocking with this fun penguin craft!
Paper Plate Winter Hat Craft – Do your kids have a favorite beanie to wear when they bundle up to go play outside? They can make their own version of their winter hat with this paper plate craft. On a day when you need to stay warm and cozy indoors, break out the craft supplies to make this winter hat craft with the kids!
Snowglobe Olaf Craft – Olaf loves warm hugs, is funny, and is so cute! Have the kids create one of our favorite Disney characters with this super cute snow globe. Make a day of it by watching Frozen, sipping some hot chocolate, and making the fun craft with the kids!
Winter Activities For Kids
The kids will love to search for all the cute wintery pictures in this set of winter I Spy printables. They’ll work on visual discrimination skills when they match the item they’re searching for. Get this set of 3 easy searches and 3 hard searches for some entertaining learning for the kids!
A great way to keep the kids occupied and learning is to break out the pattern blocks! They’ll love all the cute winter scenes in this set of winter pattern block mats. When kids place each block on the mat, it helps them develop their fine motor skills.
Our playful penguin is skating through to help kids with their scissor skills! These penguin cutting activity printables will give kids a chance to practice using their scissors. They’ll work on their dexterity and hand-eye coordination when they cut out the four different sheets.
The kids will have a “beary” good time working on these polar bear dot to dot printables! This is a great no-prep activity featuring our arctic friend who is ready for the winter holidays! Once the kids complete the picture connecting the dots, they’ll love coloring the pages in, too!
- Kids will look super cute in this sweet snowman shirt!
- These adorable penguin soaps are great for encouraging kids to wash their hands.
- This penguin playdough kit is great for sensory play!
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More Winter Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Snowman template
- Download the snowman template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by gluing the orange nose to the middle of the snowman's head, just above the mouth.
- Place the eyes on both sides of the nose and glue them in place.
- Next, take the hat and glue it to the top of the snowman's head.
- Position the snowman's head on top of the body and glue it together.
- Glue the main part of the scarf to the neck area of the snowman.
- Trace your child's hand onto the same color piece of paper as the scarf and cut it out. Glue the handprint to one end of the scarf.