Winter is right around the corner, so we wanted to share our newest winter animal craft with you!
Since moose thrive in cold weather, they are known for roaming in places like Alaska and Canada. So what better animal to create than this adorable moose handprint craft when learning about winter animals?!
This handprint craft is a fun and easy one that kids will love to create at home or at school! We make it easy to recreate with our free printable template. Just grab some paper, scissors, and glue, plus the little hand to trace to make this super cute guy.
Kids can practice their scissor skills and following directions while making a keepsake that preserves those little hands!
Be sure to check out these winter animal crafts for kids for more ideas!
Handprint Paper Moose
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Black marker
- Moose template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the moose template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Take the lower part of the moose’s face and glue it to the bottom of the face.
Place the eyes on the head in between the eyebrows and the nose and glue them on the head.
Next, glue the antlers to the top and back of the moose’s head.
Trace your child’s hand onto a piece of brown paper and cut it out. Position the handprint with the fingers and thumb pointing down and glue the head to the bottom of the thumb.
Glue the tail to the back of the pinky side of the handprint.
Use a black marker to draw the hooves onto the bottom of each of the four fingers.
Now your kiddo is done making this cute handprint craft!
Do you want to keep your kids entertained all year long with fun animal crafts? We’ve got you covered! Our animal craft book has 52 weeks of unique & adorable animal crafts for kids. Watch your child’s creativity blossom as they improve fine motor skills!
Winter Ideas For Kids
Keep the kids learning and busy all winter long by adding this moose craft to a winter unit study. Engage them at school or at home with these great crafts and activities. We will get you started, so you can spend less time planning and more time creating! See some of our favorites below.
Winter Animal Children’s Books
Here are some of the best winter animal books.
Polar Bear Island is a fun book for winter! Polar bear island is just that – only for polar bears! That is until Kirby the penguin comes to visit. She turns the place around and adds tons of interesting excitement, but will the polar bears let her stay? You have to check it out and see for yourself!
Tacky The Penguin– This is a great book for children to learn about acceptance and valuing others for exactly who they are.
Owl Babies– A sweet book that teaches kids that Mom always comes back! It’s especially great for children who may have separation anxiety.
Kids’ Winter Crafts
We love crafting, and it’s such a good thing for children to do in order to develop necessary skills. It gives them the chance to create something with their own hands which is great for hand-eye coordination, concentration, and being creative!
They gain confidence and take pride in their completed work. Keep reading for winter crafts your kids will love.
Penguin Tissue Paper Craft – Help kids improve their dexterity when they use small pieces of tissue paper to create this adorable penguin! They’ll follow directions on the free template to know where to glue down each colored tissue. Kids will love to make this winter paper craft!
Paper Bag Snowy Owl Craft – Learn more about snowy owls when you make this fun paper bag craft! It’s a great way for kids to practice their scissors skills and follow instructions. Plus, once they’re done, they can pretend the owl is flying when used as a puppet.
Eskimo Craft for Kids – Use the child’s photo to transform them into an Eskimo! They’ll look all bundled up in this super cute craft. All you will need is cotton balls, cardstock, glue, and a photo of your child along with the free template to easily make this craft!
Snowman Headband Craft – This headband craft is sure to be a hit with the kids. Since this is so easy, it’s perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten-aged kids. Just grab the paper, scissors, and glue to get started with this free template. They’ll love to wear their new creation, or they can just color it if they prefer not to make a craft.
Winter Kids’ Activities
When cold weather keeps the kids inside, these winter pattern block mats will be perfect to occupy their time. Children hone their problem-solving and planning skills when they use the pattern blocks with the mats. This activity is great for working on fine motor skills, learning shapes, colors, and more. It’s easy, no prep, and great for young children from preschool to kindergarten.
This set of winter do a dot printables is packed with 28 pages of fun activities. This is a great indoor activity that kids will love to do. Not only is it entertaining, but they also teach number and letter recognition, fine motor skills, and other math and beginner reader skills. Be sure to laminate the sheets so they’re erasable to use again and again.
A winter-themed activity that kids will have a blast with are these snowy owl worksheets! With this set, they can label a snowy owl, work on handwriting practice, and complete a letter maze. These worksheets are great for preschoolers to kindergarteners to develop fine motor skills, letter recognition, and using scissors.
Have kids practice their scissor skills with this free printable polar bear cutting activity. Scissors are an important tool that help kids develop hand-eye coordination, hand strength, and dexterity. With these cutting sheets, kids will cut along straight, curved, wavy, and zig-zagged lines. They’ll love cutting with these four different printables featuring the cute polar bear.
More Winter Fun
- These personalized double pom beanies make kids look extra cute!
- Encourage sensory play with this arctic animal play dough kit.
- Kids will wash their hands even longer when they have these cute penguin soaps!
Share With Us
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More Winter Ideas For Kids
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Black marker
- Moose template
- Download the moose template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Take the lower part of the moose's face and glue it to the bottom of the face.
- Place the eyes on the head in between the eyebrows and the nose and glue them on the head.
- Next, glue the antlers to the top and back of the moose's head.
- Trace your child's hand onto a piece of brown paper and cut it out. Position the handprint with the fingers and thumb pointing down and glue the head to the bottom of the thumb.
- Glue the tail to the back of the pinky side of the handprint.
- Use a black marker to draw the hooves onto the bottom of each of the four fingers.