Winter crafts for preschoolers! Here are all of my posts for preschool winter crafts: snowmen crafts, snowflakes, crayon resist winter art projects, snowy trees and so many more! If you are looking for a specific season or theme, please visit my main Preschool Craft Page.
The snow is in the air around these parts – given I live in Canada, so snow is generally in the air around these parts, but still … winter is here! And that can mean only one thing: oodles of time spent inside crafting our days away.
Winter is definitely the perfect time for preschool crafts. Think about it: no snowpants needed, no mittens that get soaking wet the second you step out the door, no wet soaks! Oh crafting, the perfect indoor winter activity for kids.
Of course, we do need to get those little ones outside. I know. I really do. Every day, I promise. But I really am just not a fan of winter. So to get me through those snowy outdoor adventures I will be thinking of all of these craft projects.
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Here are all of my preschool crafts that are ideal for winter time. I hope you love them as much as we do!
Preschool Winter Crafts
The Most Popular Winter Crafts for Preschoolers
Winter Art for Toddlers – This is a great collection of winter art that allows kids to get creative with various materials and art techniques. Adapt these activities easily to any age and explore the sights and colours of winter with your kids.
Winter Art Activity: Crayon Resist Winter Landscape – Crayon resist art is probably one of the easiest low-prep art activities you can do with kids of any age. You’ll be stunned at the beauty your children can create with such few supplies and with such little prep required. This crayon resist winter landscape is one of our favorite crafts for winter.
The Warmest Yarn Crafts for Kids – Making yarn crafts with kids is the perfect introduction to knitting, but is a worthwhile activity in itself. Apart from being fun (of course!), relaxing and so darn cute, yarn crafts help children develop their dexterity and fine motor skills. Start exploring with yarn with one of these cozy winter crafts for kids.
Snowman Crafts for Kids
Snowman Birdfeeder – Who wouldn’t feel welcomed to stop for a meal offered by this adorable snowman? Using items you already have lying around the house, you can make this craft with your child in a flash. This could lead into some great conversations about animal adaptations over different seasons.
Loofah Snowmen – If you want a super quick, creative preschool craft for winter, this Loofah Snowman is the one for you! Actually, this Loofah Snowman is great of all ages! Using a loofah makes it very simple for even our littlest crafters to “build a snowman.” Our white paint and glue mixture means that little ones can immediately decorate their snowmen and have items stick instantly. Kids are invited to explore different materials for decorating their snowman, because no two snowmen are a like.
A STEM snowman craft – Little ones will have such a fun time decorating this silly snowman who just can’t seem to stand still. They will have to problem solve how to ensure their wobbly snowman doesn’t tumble over!
Snowy Winter Crafts
Birch Winter Tree Art Project – It’s always fun to show kiddos how everyday materials can be used in unique ways in art. Maybe your kids never thought they could use magazine print to make art – but VOILA – you can! In this project kids will be using multiple techniques and materials while exploring with colour. We will show you what to do (and what NOT to do) to achieve this beautiful effect.
Snowflake Silhouettes – Play with the concepts of light and dark by making snowflakes with black paper instead of white! This preschool craft for winter, requires scissors which really strengthens fine motor skills. Kids of all ages, however, always delight in opening up their snowflakes to see what they have created. This will be a hit for everyone!
A Snowflake Printmaking Art Project – With paper, paint and tape in hand you’ll be all set to dig in to this craft. Kids will love to see a new way to display their unique snowflake creations. This winter art project is easy enough for a preschooler and rewarding enough for an older child.
Snow Painting with Markers and Water – Snow painting with markers and water is truly an art experience at its finest. Kids use markers to color on the snow then sprinkle or spray water over it to create different effects. Handing your children the tools and just seeing what they’ll do with it is really magical!
Winter Crafts Great for Pretend Play!
A Puzzle Piece Toddler in a Snowsuit – Wondering what to do with that lonely, lost puzzle piece, or the puzzle that lost its better half? Make a puzzle piece craft, of course! Flip it over and turn it round and round until something sparks your child’s imagination. Ah! I see it! A toddler in a snowsuit! Then, create it!
Pipecleaner Happy New Year Crowns – New Years Eve is late evening affair and it can be tricky to incorporate our little ones in the festivities. Why not have a little party during the day and make these festive pipecleaner crowns! This preschool craft for winter would be great for a family gathering or children’s party.
A Pretty Winter Lantern Craft – Lanterns add such an inviting and cozy glow to any room. Painting and decorating lanterns is easy to do and adds texture and additional interest to that cozy feeling. This simple preschool craft for winter will delight your child once they see it lit up, adding warmth to the home.
Oh I just adore winter crafting! This resource will keep growing and growing as I continue to share new winter crafts for preschoolers with you, so please bookmark it and come back each winter.
Crafting for preschoolers needs to be easy and fun, no matter the season. There is so much learning that takes place in a craft: following instructions, building creativity, developing hand strength, and fine motor control too. Plus, it is just plain fun.
Happy winter crafting!