5 wild winter art projects for kids

Too cold to play outside? Grab your favorite craft supplies and whip up one of these fun winter projects.
Winter crafts for kids

Stuck indoors on a cold winter day?  Or maybe you're just looking for a something to while away a lazy Sunday afternoon.  Either way, we've got you covered with these beautiful winter crafts that are fun for everyone in the family.
1. Stained glass snowman. This whimsical little craft from Twelve Months of Fun will make a big impression on your little crafters.  If you have young kids, you may want to do some prep work ahead of time to cut up the paper, make your raffia circles, and assembles some supplies before those little hands get to work.  But older kids will enjoy doing to whole project on their own.
2. Button and yarn snowman. It doesn't get any easier than this button and yarn snowman craft from funEZcrafts. And what a great way to use up all of those mismatched buttons in your junk drawer.  This one might be frustrating for toddlers and kids who have a hard time with fine motor skills.  But for kids who love sewing and weaving, this craft may be the perfect fit.
3. Snowflakes 2.0.  Sure, you've made snowflakes before.  But not like these.  These amazing creations from Bon Temps Beignet are worthy of a closer look.  And they make the perfect way to spend a chilly afternoon – with or without the kids!  Go ahead, scroll the site to pick out your favorite design.  Then grab a sheet from the recycling bin, some scissors, and a cup of tea and have at it!
4. Clay polar bear.  At first glance, this amazing art project from That Artist Woman may seem above and beyond the capabilities of the average crafter.  But keep in mind that the blogger behind this project, Gail Bartel, completed it with a class of third-graders!  And her post gives all the instructions you need to take this project from start to finish.  If you don't have easy access to a kiln, simply allow kids to paint after the drying time is completed.  It won't be as shiny, but it will be just as beautiful.
5. Recycled CD Snowflake. This craft from Thomas Elementary Art is brilliant for so many reasons.  For starters, it utilizes all of those all CDs you're not using now that your entire music collection is stored on your computer.  It's also quick, easy, and fun.  And if you want to incorporate a little education into your craft time, the lesson plan gives step-by-step instructions for teaching kids about mosaics, snowflakes, and recycling.


Posted on January 29, 2014 at 12:12 am
Debi Bloomquist | Category: Homeowner News, Real Estate

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