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These winter handprint crafts make great keepsakes! From snowmen and cardinals to snowflakes and mittens, they’re perfect for tots and preschoolers.
Many of these winter crafts use supplies you’ve likely already got in your craft supply closet. Some, however, may require a supply purchase. All of them are fun and perfect for even your youngest crafters.
They are great for both home and classroom use.
Winter Handprint Crafts
Handprint mittens are not only a super simple craft for little ones, but they’ll look great on display throughout the season. You can string them together to make a garland. Fun Handprint Art
Little hands make cute snowflakes! These handprint snowflakes are cute even without glitter (even though I’d have to add some). Splish Splash Splatter
It’s so easy to make handprint penguins! They’ll be a great addition to your winter animals or Letter P activities. Red Ted Art
You and your child will have a wonderful time making this keepsake handprint polar bear art project. Love to Sew
If you’re looking for something fun to add to your seasonal activities, this winter handprint tree is perfect! Arty Crafty Kids
Follow the winter animal handprint tutorials to learn how to make a fox, an owl, and a penguin. The Best Ideas for Kids
Mix up a batch of homemade salt dough so your kids can make this penguin craft salt dough handprint ornament. Messy Little Monster.
Print out the poem printable and add a handprint snowman to it. It’ll make a great keepsake or gift for loved ones. Glued to My Crafts
Baby, it’s cold outside! And, this winter handprint mitten craft is perfect for babies and toddlers. Mommy’s Bundle
Gather some paint pens and wood slices to make a set of wood slice snowman ornaments. Hang them on the tree or add a magnet to the back and stick it on the fridge. Learning and Exploring Through PlayHandprint crafts can be messy, but they’re well worth it! This handprint snowman preschool craft is no exception. Fun Handprint Art
Make some homemade clay, and use it to make clay baby handprint ornaments. Messy Little Monster
When your preschoolers make this snowman handprint keepsake on a canvas, you can pull it out year after year. Learning and Exploring Through Play
This handprint penguin craft is perfect for decorating this winter. Or, you can put it on the front of a card for a loved one’s birthday. The Best Ideas for Kids
Must Have Resources:
When completing these crafts and activities at home, I find that the following resources are very helpful to have on hand.
BOOKS ABOUT WINTER
Fill your book basket with a great collection of preschool winter books. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
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There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow! – This time, the old lady is swallowing everything from snow to a pipe, some coal, a hat, and more! With rollicking, rhyming text and funny illustrations, this lively version will appeal to young readers with every turn of the page. And this time, there’s a surprise at the end no reader will be able to guess!
Over and Under the Snow – Over the snow, the world is hushed and white. But under the snow lies a secret world of squirrels and snow hares, bears and bullfrogs, and many other animals making their winter home under the snow.
Snowmen at Night – Have you ever built a snowman and discovered the next day that his grin has gotten a little crooked, or his tree-branch arms have moved? And you’ve wondered . . . what do snowmen do at night? This delightful wintertime tale reveals all!
Round Out Your Unit with These Activities:
This Preschool Coloring Activity Book is intended for children 2-5 years of age. The activities include coloring, connecting the dots, mazes, spotting differences and similarities, putting items in order, pairing them up, redrawing objects, counting elements, writing and guessing words.
Stack them every which way and see how tall you make the stack before they come falling down! It’s much harder than it looks… trust me! These wood snowmen are great for pretend play, stacking, sorting and most of all, learning patience!
This collection of winter crafts for kids will keep your crew busy during the long, cold winter months! There’s something on this list of kids of all ages.
If you love filling your bookshelves with seasonal books, don’t miss this collection of children’s books about winter. Winter-themed fiction and nonfiction picture books!