Winter Crafts

This winter, celebrate the season by getting the kids involved in some crafty projects - everything from snowflake and snowman crafts through to some very cute penguins! We have a growing collection of winter craft ideas for you below, starting with some of the main themes for winter crafts and moving on to more general craft ideas...

Winter Crafts by Theme

Explore our collections of snowman, snowflake, penguin and robin crafts by clicking on the links below...

Snowflake CraftsSnowflake Crafts
All sorts of snowflake crafts to keep all ages busy creating some wintery magic!


Snowman CraftsSnowman Crafts
A fun collection of snowman crafts for children of all ages.


Penguin CraftsPenguin Crafts
Snow and penguins seem to go together well! Find out penguin craft collection here.


Robin CraftsRobin Crafts
Such a cheerful sign in winter - make your own robins to cheer you up whatever the weather!


General Winter Crafts

Here are a selction of crafts with a winter theme - just click through for instructions and more photos.

Bird Cake

Bird Cake

Make sure that the birds stay fed and happy this autumn / winter by making them this bird cake, and attract some interesting wildlife into your garden.

Blow Skiing Game

Blow Skiing

Here's a fun home-made game you can play in the winter - perfect for the Winter Olympics too!

Bobsled Run

Bobsled Run

The bobsled, or bobsleigh, has got to be one of the most exciting events at the Winter Olympics, and many children will have enjoyed the tale of the Jamaican bobsled team in the Disney film Cool Ru

Bubble Wrap Snowy Picture

Bubble Wrap Snowy Picture

This technique is a fun way for younger children to add some textural snowflakes to their winter pictures! Our photos aren't great but hopefully you can see the effect.

Curling Game

Curling Game

This homemade curling game is a great idea for a winter's afternoon or to accompany the Winter Olympics: a craft that you can enjoy playing with afterwards!

Decorated Slippers

Decorated Slippers

This is an easy gift idea for kids to make, and they can really go to town personalising their slippers for the recipient!

Ice Painting

This was a fun experiment, and Sam liked the way the colours turned out.

Ice Skate Bookmarks

These adorable ice skate bookmarks are an excellent winter or sports craft that help children practise their sewing skills. They make lovely little gifts, too, so why not make a batch?

Icicle Bunting

Icicle Bunting

Turn your room into a winter wonderland with the help of this shivery cold icicle bunting! Children will enjoy splodging on the runny paint and watching the colours merge.

Make A Mug Warmer

Make A Mug Warmer

Here is another useful gift which kids can make! Personalize it for a special teacher, parent or grandparent, or perhaps make holiday versions to brighten up everyone's morning!

Make An Ice Rink Craft

Make An Ice Rink Craft

When it is cold and snowy outside, kids can make this ice rink craft for their action or fashion dolls to enjoy! Smaller dolls could have a game of ice hockey, perhaps?

Pinecone Bird Feeder

Pinecone Bird Feeder

Feed the birds this autumn / winter with this pinecone bird feeder - fun to make with your kids!

Seasonal Tree Canvases

Seasonal Tree Canvases

This lovely craft idea can be undertaken in one go as a project on the seasons - or in four parts over the year as each season arrives.

Ski Collage

Ski Collage

Here are some ideas for a ski collage picture for kids to make as a winter craft, or perhaps for the Winter Olympics or a sporting theme.

Snowy Pictures Using Chalk

Snowy Pictures Using Chalk

Simply using chalk and coloured card or construction paper, children can draw some really effective snowy pictures. See our examples below!

Snowy Pictures With Salt

Snowy Pictures With Salt

Here's an idea for creating snowy pictures with salt and paints - it's a fun experimental painting technique for kids to have a go at and it creates an interesting effect.

Winter Collage

Winter Collage

Here is a quick and simple idea for a winter collage for kids which will give the kids a real sense of achievement.

Winter Placemat

Winter Placemat

This winter placemat in chilly winter colours is a paper weaving craft activity which kids of all ages will enjoy.

Winter Scene Centrepiece

Winter Scene Centrepiece

Kids can use their imagination and any craft supplies you have lying around to create a winter scene centrepiece like this one.

Winter Spiral

Winter Spiral

This laminated spiral looks pretty catching the light and the breeze in a window. If you use two pieces of clear contact paper you can probably get away with using more sequins and glitter!

Winter Village Scene

Winter Village Scene

Have fun creating a winter village scene with your kids using cardboard boxes, twigs, cotton wool and other bits and pieces from the craft cupboard.

More Winter Activities for Kids

Winter Printables
Winter Printables