As winter fast approaches, we have prepared 5 easy winter crafts for kids for a perfect blend of fun and creativity for your little ones! From bubbly penguins to adorable polar bears, each project turns crafting into a winter adventure. Let us transform your simple materials at home like paint and paper into delightful memories, making these winter crafts an exciting way for children to express themselves and practice their creativity during the snowy days ahead.
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Make the most of your time indoors this winter by enjoying these easy winter crafts for preschoolers! These are not only enjoyable and entertaining but also a fantastic way to enhance learning for our little ones! As we love crafts here at My Pre-K Box, we always share crafts that promote skill development, encouraging fine motor skills, creativity, and cognitive abilities. As parents, we can develop a love for crafting while spending quality time with our kids. So, join us in crafting easy winter crafts for kids and turn these cozy winter days into memorable learning experiences!
5 Easy Winter Crafts for Kids
1 Baby Winter Owl Scrape Art
Have you tried scrape art before? For our first winter craft, we will create an adorable baby owl art using a simple scrape art technique, perfect for kids to enjoy during the winter season. Prepare materials like black colored paper, white paint, disposable fork, other colored papers, scissors, markers, and glue.
- On the black colored paper, use the white paint to paint the owl. Create a big oval for the owl's body and a smaller one on top of it for the head. Next, use a disposable fork to scrape the excess paint on the edges to create feather textures.
- Allow the owl to dry. Meanwhile, create and cut out other features of the owl using scissors and colored paper. Use yellow and black colored paper for the eyes; brown for the small beak (you can also make a small tree branch with the brown colored paper); lastly, create cute little wings with leaf-like shapes using white bond paper or cardstock. Draw lines on it using a marker.
- Once the paint has dried, assemble the cutouts on the owl. Glue the yellow circles for the eyes first, then the smaller black circles on top of it. Add a white dot on the black circle for its eyes. Next, glue the beak in place, as well as the wings on both sides. Glue the branch below the owl and draw its tiny baby owl feet on it.
The Baby Winter Owl Scrape Art is a fun way for kids to make a cute winter owl using paint and simple craft materials.
2 Snowy Winter Scene Scrape Art
Bring in the Snowy Winter Scene indoors with this really cool art! All you need is blue colored paper, a scraper, white paint, and creativity!
- Use a blue construction paper as your canvas to represent the winter sky. Using a paintbrush, let kids paint the paper with white paint to create a snowy backdrop. They can use streaks and dabs to mimic falling snowflakes. Use a scraper to scrape the white paint in different directions. Allow the kids to explore!
- Let it dry. Lastly, decorate the snowy scene. Maybe some glitters for a sparkling effect, or snowflake stickers, cutouts, snowmen, and polar bears!
The Snowy Winter Scene Scrape Art activity encourages kids to express their creativity and imagination by crafting a snowy winter landscape.
Brrrr…. It’s so cold!
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3 3D Polar Bear Craft
Create your very own fluffy polar bear with this 3D Polar Bear Craft! Your kids will surely have fun with this creative craft project and you can share some fun facts and trivia about polar bears, like “Do you know that polar bears’ skin is actually black?”. They will surely love to learn more about this fluffy giant friend while practicing their fine motor skills.
- Create the background first. Use paint on a cardstock. You can try blue or purple (or maybe both!) for the sky and add white dots or snowflakes.
- Draw the polar bear's outline on white paper, then cut it out. Attach it to the background that you painted once it has dried.
- Add cotton balls to the polar bear’s body to make it three-dimensional (and fluffy!). Add more cotton balls for its face to make a protruding snout.
- Next, cut out two small black circles for the bear's eyes and a bigger circle for the nose. Glue them onto the polar bear's face. You can also use buttons or other available materials.
This delightful 3D polar bear craft activity allows kids to explore their artistic side and practice their fine motor skills while creating an adorable winter-themed craft.
4 Handprint Walrus Craft
Recycle those brown cardboard boxes into adorable walrus art! It’ll be more fun as kids use their own handprints to create the shape.
- Start by making handprints using brown cardboard and a pencil. Trace the child's hand onto it and carefully cut out two handprint shapes to create the walrus's body. Draw a triangle shape and cut it out too. Cut the edges and attach the two handprints behind it.
- Next, cut out two oval shapes for the eyes and two horn shapes for the tusks. Use a lighter brown shade of construction paper for the snout. Assemble these on the brown triangle that serves as the walrus’s face.
- Use black colored paper to add details like the walrus’s eyes and nose. Add dots of white paint on it to make it look more realistic! Use a black marker for other details like whiskers and some spots.
Doing the Handprint Walrus Craft activity with your kids allows them to practice their fine motor movements and enhance their creativity as they use their handprints to make an adorable walrus art piece.
5 Bubble Wrap Penguin Art
Do you know that bubble wrap can be used to make art projects? This fun activity lets kids create a penguin artwork against a snowy background using bubble wrap and paint.
- Cut a piece of blue construction paper to your desired size for the artwork. Apply white paint to the bubble wrap, covering it generously. Then, press the painted bubble wrap onto the white paper to create a snowy texture. Gently press and then lift the bubble wrap off to reveal the snowy pattern. Let it dry.
- Draw and cut out a penguin shape from the black construction paper, resembling a round head and oval body.
- Next, attach the Penguin shape to the Snowy Background once it has dried up. Then, add penguin features like eyes, beak, flippers, and the white spot on its body. You can use different materials for these, like paint, cutout construction papers, and googly eyes. You can also provide different materials that your kids can use for this cool project!
This engaging craft allows kids to experiment with textures and create their own penguin artwork set against a snowy scene using bubble wrap and paint.
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Easy Winter Crafts for Preschoolers
I hope you had so much as much as we did creating these cute and easy winter crafts for kids! Remember it's not just about the finished art but the smiles and shared moments. Crafting isn't just entertaining; it helps kids develop skills and brings families closer. So, enjoy these creative adventures, make memories, and have a cozy winter together!
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