If you’re looking for a great way to beat the winter blues and keep your kids engaged during this cold season, why not try crafting something fun together?
We’ve got the perfect project guaranteed to provide hours of entertainment and creativity!
Look no further than this adorable walrus tissue paper craft! It’s such an easy activity – all you need are colorful sheets of tissue paper, your warmest blanket, and an eagerness to get creative.
It’s perfect for sharpening those fine motor skills and making something memorable simultaneously!
So wrap up in some layers and gather your supplies – let’s create a masterpiece fit for the fridge!
Also, start planning for the next craft to do with your kids by checking out our many other winter animal crafts that we’re sure they will love creating.
W For Walrus Craft
- Colored cardstock or construction paper
- Tissue paper
- Walrus template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the walrus template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Begin by spreading a thin layer of glue along a portion of the background paper.
Take the tissue paper, scrunch it up and glue it along the designated area. The wave portion of the background uses blue tissue paper and the walrus portion of the background uses brown tissue paper. Repeat until the entire outline is covered in tissue paper.
Next, glue the walrus’ tusks to the back and bottom of the nose and mouth piece.
Place the nose and tusk piece on the lower portion of the walrus and glue it in place.
Finish up by gluing the eyes above the nose.
Now that you’ve made this fun walrus tissue paper craft with your kids, be sure to check out all of our other fun winter crafts!
Winter Ideas For Kids
With winter setting in, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get creative with your kids. Indoor activities for kids this winter don’t have to be boring – we have great ideas for crafts and games that will keep your little ones busy and full of laughter.
From easy-to-make paper crafts to reading a simple book together, there are tons of activities that can make the cold winter months more festive for the entire family.
So don’t let the dreariness of winter days keep you down – get crafting and playing with your little ones this season!
Winter Books For Kids
Reading books out loud to your kids is a great way to foster their imagination, cultivate their love of language, and develop their early literacy skills.
Every night before bed can become an exciting adventure as your children explore the stories and characters within the pages of their favorite 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.
Winter Crafts For Kids
Doing crafts with your kids this winter can be an incredibly fun activity for both you and them. Not only is it a great way to keep yourself and the little ones entertained during the long, dark months, but it also can help teach them some very important skills.
Crafting helps improve children’s fine motor skills as well as their creativity. Sounds pretty amazing right? Also, the shared experience you will create together is invaluable!
Have fun crafting with your little ones this winter – you’ll make some remarkable memories in the process. See below for some of our top winter crafts to make this season!
Walrus Name Craft – Our walrus is here to save the day! With his bounty of fish, he’ll help your kids take their craft-making skills to the next level by spelling out their names – what a cool way to personalize their art! Not only that, but your kiddos can increase their focus, practice following directions, and master the use of scissors while they complete this project.
Snowman Photo Craft – This winter, no cold snow is needed to build a snowman – we have just the craft for you! All you need are a few basic supplies and a photo of your child’s face, and you will be on your way to making this adorable snowman photo craft. It’s fun and easy to complete and it also helps kids practice their cutting skills, get creative with arts and crafts, and improve their fine motor abilities in the process.
Penguin Card Craft – Crafting doesn’t get much easier than this – a fun-filled penguin card craft! Whether you’re learning about winter animals or just love all things penguins, these little guys are both interactive and adorable. Plus, they don’t require any special supplies or skills! And before you know it, you’ll have your very own troop of paper penguins to show off!
Handprint Arctic Fox Craft – Nothing says winter like a trusty arctic fox! That’s why we picked this furry guy to craft with your little ones; not only is it fun, but it shows off one of winter’s most dynamic creatures. We’ve made it super easy to make so even if your young one is the messiest of messy kids, the cleanup won’t be too bad!
Winter Activities For Kids
Winter can be a long and unexciting time of year, especially for kids. But don’t worry – these fun penguin dot to dot printables are here to the rescue! Not only will your kids have lots of entertainment connecting all the dots, but it’s also educational. That’s right – as they’re having fun with their activity, your kids are honing important skills like hand-eye coordination without even realizing it!
Your kiddos will love these snowy owl worksheets this winter! Whether they’re an animal lover or just need a fun educational activity, these printable worksheets will have them completely covered. Kids can learn about the parts of the owl, improve their handwriting, and brush up on their letter recognition skills – all while uncovering the mystery of the wintry snowy owl.
If your child loves learning about animal life then these free printable polar bear do a dots printables are sure to be a hit! They’ll be having such a good time with this activity that they won’t even realize their little brains are being engaged in some highly educational work. Their fine motor skills will be getting a workout, as well as letter recognition and counting too – how great is that?!
These printable winter pattern block mats are truly a winter wonder! Not only do they allow children to practice fine motor skills and learn shapes and colors, but they make learning fun. Plus, these mats don’t require any prep work: just download and print — too easy! Perfect for preschoolers, PreK, and kindergarteners alike – no matter what age, your kids are sure to have a blast playing with these winter pattern blocks.
- 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
- Tissue paper
- Walrus template
- Download the walrus template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Begin by spreading a thin layer of glue along a portion of the background paper.
- Take the tissue paper, scrunch it up and glue it along the designated area. The wave portion of the background uses blue tissue paper and the walrus portion of the background uses brown tissue paper. Repeat until the entire outline is covered in tissue paper.
- Next, glue the walrus' tusks to the back and bottom of the nose and mouth piece.
- Place the nose and tusk piece on the lower portion of the walrus and glue it in place.
- Finish up by gluing the eyes above the nose.