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Winter crafts can be so much fun! You can make winter animals, snowmen, snow scenes, and more! Discover 25+ ideas below.
Preschool crafts and art projects are important for building skills and expressing creativity. Each of the crafts featured below are designed with kids ages 3-5 in mind.
Winter Snowflake Sensory Bottle
Capture the essence of winter with this winter snowflake sensory bottle! It will make a great calming activity for toddlers and preschoolers.
Pinecone Snowy Owl Craft
Gather pinecones on your next nature walk, and your kids will have a blast adding felt features to make this pinecone snowy owl craft.
Crayon Resist Winter Landscape
With crayons and watercolors, your preschoolers can create one-of-a-kind crayon resist winter landscape art.
Nature Inspired Ice Art
There are quite a few different ways that your kids can create nature-inspired ice art this winter. Just add leaves, twigs, berries, and flowers to water filled molds and freeze. Then, hang them outdoors for the sun to shine through.
Snowman Art with Pointillism
Introduce your kids to pointillism with this fun snowman art project. This type of project is also a great way to strengthen fine motor skills.
Hot Chocolate Winter Craft
This adorable hot chocolate winter craft is sure to warm up your preschool crafting sessions on a cold, winter day.
Pom Pom Mittens
Little crafters will love decorating construction paper mittens with fluffy pom poms of all sizes and colors.
Easy Foam Snowflake Craft
Set up an invitation to create with foam snowflakes, paint sticks, stickers, adhesive gems, and more.
Pom pom popper snowman
By cutting out the bottom of a paper cup and covering the opening with a balloon, you turn an ordinary cup into a fun pom pom popper. Draw snowman facial features for a fun winter activity.
Puffy Painted Snowman
You can turn a can of shaving cream into homemade puff paint! Then, your kids can use it to create a puffy painted snowman.
Our Favorite Winter Learning Activities
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Snowball Slime Recipe
Your kids will love making this simple glittery snowball slime recipe this winter. It's a great activity to add to your winter sensory activities.
Cotton Ball Polar Bear Craft
Preschoolers will love this adorable cotton ball polar bear craft. It's easy enough for toddlers to make, too.
This snowflake printmaking project could get a little messy, but the end result is totally worth it.
Winter Paper Plate Wreath
I love how simple it is to maker this winter paper plate wreath with snowflake stickers and crayons. Kids could add other winter craft decorations such as pom poms, sequins, and glitter glue.
DIY Light Up Snowmen
This adorable paper cup light up snowman craft is sure to be a hit with your little ones. Kids will love using it as a nightlight throughout the winter months.
Snowman Paper Plate Craft
This snowman paper plate craft is easy to make and absolutely adorable! Add this winter craft to your snowman activities for preschool.
Watercolour snow paint
I love the idea of mixing up watercolor snow paint and letting little ones paint designs in the snow. Too cold to go outside? Put snow in a plastic tub and let kids paint on the kitchen floor.
LEGO Painted Snowflake Craft
Kids can dip LEGO bricks into white paint to create this snowflake craft.
Coffee Filter Snowflakes
After painting coffee filters with watercolor paints and letting them dry, kids can practice their scissor skills making these coffee filter snowflakes.
Winter Hat Craft with Scratch Art
Little ones will love revealing color designs as they create this adorable winter hat craft with scratch art.
Pinecone Snowman Craft
You won’t believe how easy it is to turn an ordinary pinecone into an adorable preschool snowman craft! Read on to discover a fun new winter craft for kids.
Cotton Ball Penguin Craft
This adorable cotton ball penguin craft is so easy for little crafts to make. The free printable template makes it easy for you to prepare.
Pom Pom Painted Snowflake
Preschoolers will strengthen fine motor skills as they paint snowflake shapes with pom poms dipped in paint.
Popsicle Stick Penguin Craft
Craft sticks and corrugated cardboard make awesome popsicle stick penguin crafts. Add a magnet to the back and hang it on the fridge.
Paper Plate Eskimo Craft
I love the cotton ball fur lining on this paper plate eskimo craft that your preschoolers will have a blast creating.
Snowmen at Night Art Project
After reading Snowmen at Night, your students will love creating their very own Snowmen at Night art project and using this fun writing prompt printable to tell a story!
Waddling Penguin Craft
Are you looking for a new winter craft to do with your little ones? Don’t miss this waddling penguin preschool craft! It’s perfect for young crafters.
FORK PAINTED SNOWFLAKES
Dip a plastic fork in white paint and use it to create these unique fork-painted snowflakes.
Washi Tape Snowflakes
Skinny blue tape on white paper make simple washi tape snowflakes. There's no right or wrong way to complete this simple craft.
Snowman Sticky Wall
Draw a snowman on the non-sticky side of a large piece of contact paper. Let preschoolers use craft supplies to decorate the snowman (taped to the wall sticky side out) for a fun gross motor winter activity.
PRESCHOOL BOOKS WINTER FUN
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about winter. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
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Walking in a Winter Wonderland – The classic and beloved winter holiday song “Walking in a Winter Wonderland” is brought to life with bright and colorful illustrations.
Ten on the Sled – In the land of the midnight sun, all the animals are having fun speeding down the hill on Caribou’s sled. But as they go faster and faster, Seal, Hare, Walrus, and the others all fall off . . . until just the caribou’s left, only and lonely.
The Biggest Snowman Ever – When the mayor of Mouseville announces the town snowman contest, Clayton and Desmond claim that they will each make the biggest snowman ever. But building a huge snowman alone is hard! They work and work, but their snowmen just aren’t big enough.
This “ARCTIC WILDLIFE” quiet book introduces your baby the Polar animals, helps to develop imagination and fine motor skills!
This Arctic small world sensory bin filler includes everything your child needs to engage in beneficial sensory play. Sensory play encourages children to explore their senses and enhances creativity.