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20+ Of The Easiest & Most Fun Winter Crafts For Kids

There’s something magical about winter! Whether you live somewhere that gets loads of snow, or you’re in the desert like us, it’s such a fun time of year!

Since kids are inside even more during the winter months, we’ve collected some of the best winter crafts for kids!

This collection of easy winter crafts includes options for toddlers, preschoolers, prek and kindergarten children, and even some for young elementary school goers.

Make some of these simple winter crafts during Christmas break or any time the kids are stuck inside.

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Winter Craft Ideas For Kids

Turn your child’s hand into this cute polar bear handprint craft. It’s easy enough for preschool and kindergarten children thanks to the free printable template.

This paper plate penguin craft for kids is a simple activity that combines painting, paper plates, and paper crafting to make an adorable little penguin! 

Disney fans will love creating this snowglobe Olaf craft. This fun winter craft is really easy to make and comes with a printable template, too! Your kiddos can make as many Olaf snow globes as they want with this adorable winter craft.

Turn your little one into a mini Eskimo with simple photo Eskimo craft for kids. This craft uses your child’s photo, some colored paper, and cotton balls so it’s cheap and is great fun! Plus, you can make it at home or at school to put on the bulletin board!

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Build this easy snowman paper plate craft for kids when it’s just too cold to go outside. Download the free template today. It’s a fun winter craft for preschoolers!

If you love arctic animal crafts, you’ll have fun making this arctic puffin card craft with the kids! 

Learn how to make this puffy paint snowglobe craft. We’re sharing our simple, no-fail recipe to making puffy paint that your kids turn into snow! 

Like most of our other winter crafts for kids, this one comes with a free printable template so there are no artistic skills needed to get the shapes right. This is one of our favorite winter crafts!

Make this adorable snowman headband craft with the kids on a cold winter’s day! It’s available in 2 version – one for crafting and one for coloring in!

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Complete your Frozen crafts by making these Elsa and Anna snowglobes.

If your kids love handprint crafts, they’ll have a blast turning their little hands into this winter bird craft.

This cardinal handprint craft is great for working on fine motor skills. It requires a few small cuts with the bird’s feet, beak, and eye area so if your child isn’t ready for that yet, you’ll need to help them by cutting those pieces out.

If your kids love Frozen 2, they’ll want to learn how to make this simple toilet paper roll Olaf craft. It comes with a free printable so you can make it with toddlers and older kids!

Want a simple winter craft that doubles as entertainment? Make this cute polar bear paper bag puppet! Kids of all ages will love this polar bear craft and it’s super easy to set up. All you need are some construction paper or card stock, a paper bag, and glue!

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Maybe you’ve done lots of handprint arts and crafts for kids, but have you ever done a footprint craft?! Transform cute little feet into these silly penguins with this footprint penguin craft for kids. 

We give you the free penguin template so you can make a custom penguin with your children or students!

This popsicle stick snowman craft is a fun craft for grade-schoolers! Grab a few simple crafts supplies like popsicle sticks, yarn, buttons, googly eyes, and some glue and make your own special snowman. 

This craft is great for working on hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills too!

What kids can resist making this adorable penguin headband craft?! Make it from paper or just color in the black and white template. Both younger and older children will love this simple project, and you’ll love how it uses minimal craft supplies.

Lately, we’ve been doing more and more recycled crafts for kids. There’s something kinda cool about turning junk into a fun, new craft! 

This egg carton snowman craft is a cute and simple craft that you can turn into a DIY ornament for your Christmas tree.

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We can never make enough paper bag puppet crafts! This simple paper bag Olaf craft is great for Frozen 2 fans. It’s also the perfect winter craft for young children to enjoy during the holiday season!

Do your kids love penguins? If so, they’ll have so much fun crafting these popsicle stick penguins together! They’re simple to make and great for families to make together this winter season.

We love the 3D feel of this walrus arctic animal craft for kids! Download the free printable template and your child and create their own wintery ocean scene. This easy peasy craft is also a fun way to teach your kids all about these arctic animals!

Make this cute narwhal craft inspired by the movie Elf! It’s a simple paper craft that comes with a free template. It’s a fun project for the entire family to enjoy – perfect for the winter break on those cold, snowy days!

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This festive little paper bag snowman craft is a fun craft even toddlers can help make!

Want even more paper bag puppet crafts? These penguin paper bag puppets are one of the cutest winter crafts ever!

Did you know you can make window clings at home with a little patience and some glue? 

Create this adorable window cling snowman craft this winter! Your kids can customize them any way they want with foam sheets and markers.

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This abominable snowman craft lets kids create their own adorable snowman. It also helps them develop important skills like hand-eye coordination, creativity, and problem-solving. It’s a perfect way to bond with them while exercising their sense of accomplishment.

This paper plate winter hat craft is a great way to celebrate the chillier seasons with Kids! With just using simple materials and a dash of creativity, they can create their own unique winter hats. It also helps them develop their fine motor skills.

Which of these printable winter crafts are you and your kids going to make first?

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Carrie Evans Peterson

Friday 8th of December 2023

Absolutely LOVE all your adorable crafts. I’ve been teaching 3’s for 12 years and appreciate all the free super cute crafts. Love updating and making some changes. Appreciate all you give to the community.


Monday 11th of December 2023

Thanks so much, Carrie! I'm so glad you're able to use the ideas and the kids can have fun!


Sunday 19th of November 2023

Just love it!


Monday 20th of November 2023

Thank you!


Wednesday 18th of January 2023

How do I download the templates? Love your ideas


Wednesday 18th of January 2023

Thanks! Since you’re already an email subscriber, all you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of any post and it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ?

Joanne Kaune

Monday 2nd of December 2019

I love all the crafts you have created for us to use. My children/babysit can't wait to see what we are going to make next.

Sam T

Monday 2nd of December 2019

Aww, thanks! I love that you're using them :)

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