When it’s cold we tend to stay in a bit more as a family which means that I’ve always been on the lookout for things to keep my kids entertained. We love sharing easy crafts that you can do at home and I think the winter crafts for toddlers that I’m sharing today might be some of my favourites yet.
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Winter Crafts for Toddlers
With the temperatures dropping outdoors it’s the perfect time to look for some easy winter crafts that you can do with your toddler.
There’s so much that you can be inspired by at this time of year with snow, winter trees and icicles right outside your window and learning about arctic animals like polar bears and arctic foxes.
And of course as you’ll know well toddlers are very enthusiastic about things so they’re great fun for doing some craft projects and fun winter activities with.
In the round up below you’ll find loads of fantastic winter craft ideas for toddlers, as well as our favourite winter stories for toddlers perfect for a snuggle on the sofa while you keep warm inside!
Need more inspiration to keep you going during the colder months? You’ll find more themed crafts for toddlers at the end of this post.
Winter Books for Toddlers
What could be nicer than snuggling up with a book after having fun outdoors in the cold?
We love sharing themed books as I know my own children have always enjoyed sharing a story that’s linked to what we’ve been doing that day.
These winter books for toddlers all look fantastic and would be great to share together.
About Crafting With Toddlers
As you’ll know, all toddlers develop at different rates so while these crafts are designed to be those that are suitable for toddlers you might find ideas that aren’t right for your child right now, you can always return to any ideas you love another year though!
Most of these fun winter crafts would be perfect for preschoolers as well and there are lots which could be enjoyed by kids in the the early years of school too.
As with all activities with toddlers you will of course need to supervise your toddler for the duration of the activity especially where there are small pieces such as googly eyes, pom poms or buttons involved.
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This is an old post that I’ve updated as I’ve added more crafts to it and it’s likely to expand further as I add more ideas during the season so do check back on it.
To make life easier for you you’ll find all these winter crafts listed in the same order that they appear in the collages below, there are more ideas than are just shown in the collages so do take a read through and find the ideas you think will suit your toddler the best.
Toddler Winter Crafts
My son made a pinecone craft similar to this one from Kids Craft Room when he was a toddler and we still have it up now five years later – always the sign of a good craft!
Create a simple scrunched paper snowman.
This polar bear craft is perfect for little hands with it’s cotton wool balls.
I love this melted snowman craft as there’s no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to make it – perfect for toddlers!
This coffee filter snowflake craft is gorgeous and would be good for fine motor skills as well.
Make this fun coffee filter snowman craft
This easy pom pom painted snowman has been really popular since we shared it and I love how it doesn’t matter if a few bits of snow are adrift, perfect for toddlers and preschoolers to make.
This snowflake paper plate twirler is good fun to play with too as you make it spin around!
These winter tree suncatchers are a fun alternative to contact paper suncatcher crafts and make a nice alternative to normal paint too.
These twig snowflakes are so pretty and collecting the materials would be a great excuse for a walk outside.
We always seem to have loads of bubble wrap lying around and this bubble wrap snowman craft is a great way to use it up.
Make a snowman card from cupcake liners.
Another bubble wrap snowman but made in a different way (I love it when you can use a craft material more than one way!)
I love this stained glass winter themed window from Red Ted Art.
Decorate a snowflake – this looks great for fine motor skills too.
We love this simple winter lantern craft for kids.
This easy snowy owl craft is perfect for toddlers to make with lots of white tissue paper to scrunch and glue.
Toddlers can help make this northern lights art – this idea is great for winter art projects especially as scribbling with marker pens is part of the process!
Grab the paints and make this paper plate winter tree craft.
Make a hot chocolate craft together.
This handprint arctic fox craft from Our Kid Things is super cute and would make a great keepsake. You could swap out the paper handprint for using paint too if you’d prefer.
This snowman Christmas card has a snowman option meaning that you can make a cute 3D snowman with your child’s design for a face (although if they’d like to colour the Christmas card then go for it too!)
My kids loved these paper plate snowflakes, they made them when they were toddlers and continue to make them now!
This mitten craft is super cute!
Paper plate crafts are always a good craft for toddlers (and nice and cheap too!) This paper plate snowman is lovely.
Try out some resist art to make a winter painting
This winter scene craft is really sweet and I always love seeing toddlers at work making the craft!
Crafts that you can play with afterwards are always a good thing and these toilet roll snowmen can be used to make a fun bowling game.
This I is for Igloo craft would be great if you are doing letter of the week.
Handprint crafts make lovely keepsakes too and this mitten themed one is super cute and has a free printable too.
Or you could try decorating some snowflakes using corks
This melted snowman craft has a printable poem with it too.
For a change from snow and snowflakes why not make this coffee filter moose craft!
This popsicle stick snowflake would make a great ornament too.
Raid the vegetable rack and make this fun potato print penguin craft.
This handprint robin craft would look lovely on cards too.
Support your toddlers literacy with this snowman craft from Teaching 2 and Three Year olds.
This pine cone tree craft would be great for fine motor skills.
A sweet open ended snowman craft from Fun With Mama.
More Crafts for Toddlers
Winter certainly needs something to cheer it up a little and what could be a better way than Valentines Day? Spread the love with these easy and fun Valentines Day crafts for toddlers.
Ready for something a little warmer? Get ahead of the game with these fun spring crafts for toddlers.
These Christmas crafts for toddlers have been crazy popular with parents with loads of fun ideas to help your child get into the festive spirit.