If you’re stuck inside this holiday break and need some winter crafts to make with the kids… these tutorials and ideas will help you get started! With everything from a popsicle stick Santa to a DIY snow globe, I’m sure you’ll find a project that fits what you’re looking for!
I know that the kids might be a bit restless after the Christmas craziness wears off… so if you need some free printables to keep them entertained, there are a few below! Both of them are super easy to download. If you’d like to see any other I Spy games, just let me know!
Here are the crafts I found:
Paper Cone Christmas Tree Kid Craft
Source: The Resourceful Mama
Winter is the perfect chilly season to get your kids together for a craft-filled day inside where it’s warm and cozy! This little Christmas tree is made out of just a paper cone, that’s all! Your kids can spend time bejeweling it, painting it, or decorating however they would like. Let their creativity run wild with this one!
Christmas Sweater Collage Craft for Kids
Source: Fun Learning for Kids
Ugly Christmas sweaters are everything, that is just a FACT! This year, create your own collage craft that looks just like your favorite ugly Christmas sweater. It’s fun, easy, and can go anywhere for the perfect homemade decoration afterwards!
Gingerbread House Ornaments For Kids
Source: Projects with Kids
What’s better than DIY customized ornaments? The kind of ornaments that your kids can help you make! So, take your mini terracotta pots and make your very own little gingerbread house. Get all the supplies you need and check out the step by step tutorial to see how it’s done! The end result is absolutely fantastic!
Christmas Toilet Paper Roll Crafts
Source: The Best Ideas For Kids
Turn a toilet paper roll into a Christmas character that your kids will love! Sound like fun? Even better… let them help you make it first. This will be one of those crafts they’re bound to play with after it’s all said and done, and it such a wonderful winter craft! Too cute!
How to Make Coffee Filter Snowflakes
Source: One Little Project
Is it snowing where you are yet? If not, this one is for you! This winter, let it snow inside your home! These snowflakes are made out of coffee filters and you’ll need some washable markers to help your kids make them. What are you waiting for? Let it snow!
DIY Pom Pom Ornaments For Kids
Source: Lovely Indeed
Christmas ornaments are the perfect excuse to get crafty! Grab some pom-poms and invite your kids to help you make these adroable little ornaments. Cute and colorful Christmas decorations… what else would you want on your tree this year?
Winter Mitten Craft For Kids
Source: Fireflies and Mud Pies
I don’t know about you guys, but I have a hard time keeping my kids mittens on in the wintertime. For some reason they think their hands are invincible or something… can anyone relate? Hopefully with these free printable templates for mitten decorating they’ll be more interested in keeping their hands warm this year, which will keep my heart happy!
Snowman Baking Soda Science for Winter
Source: Little Bins for Little Hands
Looking for a fun, winter-themed science project? If your kids are into slime and those kitchen experiments… they’ll love this one! To make it even better, you probably have all the supplies you need at home, so there’s no reason not to try it. This is the best melting science project ever!
Related Post: Sensory Bin Ideas For Kids
Grinch Paper Plate Craft
Source: Simply Today Life
Christmas can absolutely NOT, in any way, be complete without the Grinch, right?! Let’s bring it to life! The base for this craft is a paper plate, and then you’ll also need some markers and green paint. Easy enough? Than this is bound to be the project for all you “mean one’s” this year!
How To Cute Snowflakes For Kids
Source: It’s Always Autumn
Snowflakes are the ultimate winter staple for projects and home decor, however, learning to cut and create snowflakes has been just as hard for me as it has for my kids. Since no snowflake is the same as the previous one, the tutorial offers six different shapes of snowflakes so you can learn and create your very own. Let it snow!
Wee Little Gnome Pom Pom Ornaments
Source: Tater Tots & Jello
Gnomes are always in. Gnomes out of pom-poms?! Doesn’t that sound like a great ornament for the holiday season? You can get as fancy or as simple as you want with these… Plus, if you have some supplies leftover in the craft room, this would be the perfect project to use all those scraps on!
Free Printable Template: Christmas Ornament Outlines
How to Make a Snow Globe
Source: Fireflies and Mud Pies
The holiday season is all about making unforgettable family memories. Making this snow globe can definitely be one of them! This tutorial comes with a detailed step-by-step, so you will have no trouble figuring things out. Get ready to shake your snow globe!
The Grinch’s Heart Homemade Christmas Ornament
Show me the love with this craft that represents the Grinch’s heart! My favorite story, and definitely one of the more heartfelt crafts this season! This one uses a wooden heart shape to build on top of… but if you don’t have something like that, you could always make it out of some left over boxes!
Paper Ball Reindeer Craft
Source: Easy Peasy and Fun
I don’t care how soon it starts snowing, it is NEVER too early to decorate your home for the holidays. That’s why these paper ball reindeer are so much fun! After cutting a few strips of paper, you put them together in the shape of a ball and glue them. They are such a cute addition anywhere in the house. Like what you see? Check out this tutorial for more details!
DIY Santa Binoculars
Source: Views From a Step Stool
Looking for Santa this season? Why not create this awesome kid friendly binoculars to try to find out where he is! With some paper towel rolls, duct tape, construction paper and a few other supplies… this would be a pretty simple winter craft to make with the kids!
Woven Paper Christmas Tree
Source: Kitchen Table Classroom
I’ll always remember being little and how big and tall the Christmas tree looked! As much as I loved it, some of my friends also had their very own personal tree’s. This little Christmas tree project will be just what your little one’s need this year!
DIY Christmas Ugly Sweater Craft
Source: Mum In The Mad House
Print a sweater and make sure you make it as ugly as possible! After all, that is the point of a Christmas sweater, isn’t it? Fortunately, your kids won’t have to wear these but they will get creative and will have tons of fun making them! You could also make your own garland as decoration for the tree or mantel out of these!
Cute Footprint Penguin Craft For Kids
Source: Simple Everyday Mom
Kids love handprint crafts! How about creating one of winter’s most beloved animals… the penguin! Just look at those cute little eyes. Your kids will absolutely love making this penguin our of their FOOTPRINT, and this tutorial even comes with a free template!
Jingle Bell Toss Christmas Game
Source: Playground Park Bench
If you’re brave enough to make a game where the kids are LITERALLY throwing things around… you’ll love this one! This is a game that will cost you less than $10 and it is perfect for the winter holiday season. Put it on the kitchen table and watch your kids absolutely crush it!
Related Post: Best Paper Plate Crafts For Kids
Pine Cone Winter Craft For Kids
Source: Hello Wonderful
A cute pine cone penguin ornament that you can use for decoration this holiday season? I think YES! This is an easy craft that you can do with your kids while all of you enjoy the quality time spent together. You’ll even get a cute ornament to remmeber the moment for years to come. I love it!
Arctic Slime Winter Sensory Play
Source: Little Bins for Little Hands
In Jon Snow’s words: winter is coming! That is why you absolutely need new crafts and games to share with your kids in the comfort of your warm home. Kids love slime and this arctic slime is oozetastic! It is great for sensory play and your kids will thoroughly enjoy their new sparkly slime
Paper Plate Snowman Wreath
Source: Kids Craft Room
Looking for a simple winter craft to use up all that leftover construction paper or paper plates?! This one is too adorable to pass up! The tutorial shows you how to make a snowman wreath… its easy and I’m sure you have everything you need to get started!
Symmetrical Snowflake Winter Craft for Kids
Source: Buggy and Buddy
Teaching symmetry is not fun for my kids, and it’s definitely not a joy for me either… This winter activity is here to save us! Make some symmetrical snowflakes using paper, cotton swabs, and a few other supplies. It’s easy, informative, and the turn-out is great!
Related Post: Christmas Crafts For Kids
Cinnamon Scented Ornaments For Kids
Homemade scented ornaments out of dough? Sign me up! These cinnamon-scented Christmas decorations are the best way to kick off the winter season and get ready for the holidays. You can make stars and trees using some cookie cutters and decorate them with your kids. Ho, ho, ho!
Gingerbread Christmas Craft for Kids
Source: Frugal Fun 4 Boys
This mini gingerbread house made popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners, and some construction paper is so darn cute! You can even display it on your fridge using magnets. Definitely a must-do craft with your kids this year!
Snowflake Salt Painting
Source: The Best Ideas For Kids
A snowflake on steroids is basically how I would describe this stunning and magical craft! With watercolors and salt your kids will be letting it SNOW this Holiday season! If you’re not afraid to break out the glue, salt, and make a little mess… you’re kids will love make this one!
Paper Bag Gnome Craft
Source: Our Kid Things
Paper bag crafts are the best because they can be used as puppets too! Make the perfect paper puppet gnome this Holiday season with few instructions and supplies needed and watch it come to life before your eyes!
Snowman Counting Activity for Kindergarten and Preschool
Source: Life With Darcy and Brian
Have your kiddos been struggling with numbers and counting? Are they bored with all the same activities? Here’s a wonderful counting activity that uses cute little snowmen puppets for number recognition. You can make these all on your own or ask your kids to help you in the process. Educational and fun, you can’t beat it!
Penguin Painted Rocks
Source: The Soccer Mom Blog
How does a little family of rock penguins in your yard sound? This tutorial shows you how you can decorate your yard with little penguins painted on smooth rocks. This is a wonderful activity for an afternoon spent crafting with the kids!
Paint Chip Christmas Garland
Source: A Girl & A Glue Gun
A beautiful holiday garland out of paint chips and various other supplies laying around the house? Wait until you see the turn out of this easy garland craft. I don’t think it gets any cheaper than this!
Homemade Paper Snowman Craft
Source: Fun With Mama
This craft is everything! All you really need to do for this one is let your kids grab every art supply you can find in your home… then let them create a snowman as colorful and as bejeweled as they want. You absolutely cannot go wrong with this one!
How to Make a Mason Jar Lid Snowman
Source: Confessions of a Serial Diyer
I will never NOT be into mason jars, but holiday mason jars are my absolute favorite. A mason jar lid snowman? Perfect for some DIY decorations and so fun to make with your kids as a homemade gift. You’ll need a hot glue gun and spray paint… so you’ll have to help your kids with some parts but, they can do the rest!
Santa Popsicle Stick Craft
Source: Easy Peasy and Fun
If you’re looking for a simple winter craft to make over the holiday break, then you’ll love this one! Go grab some googly eyes and break out all your crafting supplies! The kids will have a ton of fun making it and you could put a magnet on the back to make the perfect fridge decoration!
If you need some templates to help you with all the crafts you’ll be making, make sure to check out some of the new ones I recently posted! I made them super easy to download and you don’t have to sign up with an email… just find the size you need and directly download them from the post. Let me know what you think or if you’d like to see any other designs!
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