5 Super Easy Winter Crafts For Children


We’ve rounded up our top 5 winter craft ideas to make with your children.

These lovely and super easy crafts will be ready in no time plus they don’t require any special tools or supplies!

5 Super Easy Winter Crafts For Children

1) Pine cone hedgehogs

We love pine cone crafts, especially in the winter. Collect lots of pine cones on a family walk and use them to make easy and lovely crafts with your little ones. Remember to let your pine cones dry out on the windowsill for a couple of days or bake them in the oven if you’re impatient. Here is how to create easy pine cone hedgehogs:

You’ll need (for 1 hedgehog):

  • Pine cone
  • Felt in brown, beige and black
  • Two googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun or super strong glue

Instructions:

  • Take the beige felt and cut out a face in the shape of a triangle
  • Stick the googly eyes on to the face
  • Take the black felt and cut out a small nose and glue it on to the face
  • Glue the face on to the pine cone
  • Take the brown felt and cut out two small ears and glue them on the pine cone just above the head
  • Your cute pine cone hedgehogs are ready!

2) Snowman puppet

5 Super Easy Winter Crafts For Children

Create these lovely, wintery crafts using nothing but a couple of cotton pads and a lolly stick (or a small twig)

You’ll need (for 1 puppet):

  • 1 wooden craft stick or a twig
  • 3 cotton pads
  • 2 googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Craft felt in different colours (black, orange, blue, yellow…)
  • PVA glue

Instructions:

  • Glue cotton pads on to a craft stick/twig. Overlap them slightly. Don’t forget to leave some stick exposed so children can hold the puppet
  • Glue on googly eyes
  • Take your felt and cut out an orange triangle nose, black eyes in the shape of a square, a hat, a scarf and buttons. Glue them on to the cotton pads.
  • Your snowman is ready! Remember to let it dry before playing with the puppet.

3) Pine cone bird feeder

5 Super Easy Winter Crafts For Children

Birds need all the help they can get when it’s cold outside. Create a bird feeder out of a pine cone for all the lovely birds to dine on.

You’ll need (for 1 bird feeder):

  • A big pine cone
  • Peanut butter or lard
  • Bird seeds and/or raisins
  • A piece of string
  • Mixing bowl

Instructions:

  • Attach your string to the top of the pine cone and tie in a knot around the top leaving the two ends free so that you can tie the feeder to a branch
  • Mix your peanut butter/lard and bird seeds/raisins together in a large mixing bowl
  • Pack the mixture around your pine cone creating a ball shape
  • Put your pine cone in the fridge for a couple of hours to set
  • Hang your bird feeder from a tree

4) Cinnamon stick reindeer

5 Super Easy Winter Crafts For Children

Your children will love this super easy winter craft! You only need a couple of supplies and these lovely reindeer will be ready in no time.

You’ll need (for 1 reindeer craft)

  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 googly eyes
  • 1 red pom pom for the nose
  • A piece of red ribbon
  • Hot glue gun or super strong glue

Instructions:

  • For the reindeer – place two cinnamon sticks in the shape of a “v”, then place the third stick horizontally on the top of your “v”. Glue all the sticks together (you might need to help little ones with glue)
  • Glue on the googly eyes and the pom pom (nose)
  • Glue a piece of ribbon on the back of your reindeer
  • Your cinnamon stick reindeer is ready!

5) Potato snowman

5 Super Easy Winter Crafts For Children

Potato printing is so fun! For those who loved our Autumn potato stamps, here’s their winter version

You’ll need:

  • A couple of potatoes
  • Small kitchen knife
  • White paint
  • Black and orange colouring pens
  • Dish
  • Sheets of colourful paper
  • Glitter (optional)

Instructions:

  • Clean, dry and cut the potatoes in half
  • Squeeze some white paint into a dish
  • Ask children to dip their potato stamps in paint and press them onto the paper. To make your snowman look even more festive, add a little glitter to the paint
  • Draw snowman’s eyes, smile, “arms” (sticks) and a carrot (nose) using colouring pens. Tip: you can also use real sticks for the snowman arms
  • Your potato snow man is ready!
5 Super Easy Winter Crafts For Children