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.
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...
All sorts of snowflake crafts to keep all ages busy creating some wintery magic!
A fun collection of snowman crafts for children of all ages.
Snow and penguins seem to go together well! Find out penguin craft collection here.
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.
Here's a fun home-made game you can play in the winter - perfect for the Winter Olympics too!
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
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.
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!
This is an easy gift idea for kids to make, and they can really go to town personalising their slippers for the recipient!
This was a fun experiment, and Sam liked the way the colours turned out.
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?
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.
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!
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?
Let children practice their sewing skills to produce this practical gift!
Feed the birds this autumn / winter with this pinecone bird feeder - fun to make with your kids!
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.
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.
Simply using chalk and coloured card or construction paper, children can draw some really effective snowy pictures. See our examples below!
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.
Here is a quick and simple idea for a winter collage for kids which will give the kids a real sense of achievement.
Here's an idea for some messy fun to while away a long winter afternoon!
This winter placemat in chilly winter colours is a paper weaving craft activity which kids of all ages will enjoy.
Kids can use their imagination and any craft supplies you have lying around to create a winter scene centrepiece like this one.
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!
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.