You guys… I’ve been really busy working on this Top 20 Winter Themed Toddler Craft Collection post for the past two weeks and I’m super proud to finally unveil it to you all today! It’s like a labor of love for me, that I hope you really enjoy!
Lil man and I have been busy crafting our little hearts out, with all the fun winter themed crafts we are about to share with you all below. We have some paper crafts, recycled material ideas and even TWO fun snack ideas to make this winter break. You will find a little bit for everyone and of course, the skill level and materials are super minimal!
We hope our quick “Winter Themed Toddler Craft Collection” inspires you and your child, in so many ways today. All the directions and supply list requirements, are listed below each picture for your convenience. No need to click away. It’s all right here!
Now have a look around and plan out those kids craft ideas you are going to recreate this week. If you have any questions on ANY of them, please don’t hesitate to reach out. And if you don’t mind – don’t forget to share pictures with us! It seriously makes my day! You can always find us on Facebook or use our special branded hashtag #gluedtomycrafts for us to see!
1. Bedazzled Gingerbread Men – this one is pretty easy. I took some gingerbread foam cutouts (Thank you Michaels) and let lil man decorate them with glue & random punches/jewels/tissue paper.
2. Marble Art Christmas Tress – grab an old shoebox, paint and marbles. Do some cutouts (whatever you desire but we had pre-cut Christmas trees) Use some tape to tape down your cutouts to the box. Once that is done, squirt some paint in the box and throw your marbles in. Hand over the box to your child and let them roll the marbles through the paint. The marbles will move the paint all over the cutouts, creating a design.
3. Cotton Ball Santa – grab some cotton balls and glue them to a face cutout to make a Santa. Don’t forget to add cotton balls to his hat too.
4. Stained Glass Christmas Bulbs – we did something similar for “stained glass” craft this past fall too. It’s just contact paper, cardstock and tissue paper to make the ornaments!
5. Fingerprint Snowman Ornament – this was a family affair and it fits nicely in with the winter toddler crafts I’m sharing today. It’s definitely toddler friendly. Put white paint on your finger and press it on the ornament. Then paint some embellishments on to create your snowmen. This craft doesn’t have to be on an ornament. You can also do this on cardstock that you frame or even a canvas.
6. Popsicle Stick Reindeers- for this craft you need three popsicle sticks, a red pom-pom, gold pipe cleaner, brown cardstock and glue. First glue your popsicle sticks into a triangle. Then, using your new triangle, trace out another triangle to glue to the back. Add a red pom-pom, pipe-cleaners as antlers and cut out some eyes.
7. Ice Cream Cone Christmas Tree – take some plain ice cream cones and decorate with food-colored frosting. Don’t forget the edible decorations and a paper plate for easy cleanup!
8. Felt Christmas Tree Activity – let your child decorate their own tree this year! Just cut various shapes out of craft felt for ornaments and lay them on a Christmas tree cut out of felt. It’s the no mess & child proof idea!
9. Paper Melted Snowman Craft- cut various pieces of cardstock out to resemble a snowman (including the puddle!) Then let your child arrange them on a piece of paper, any way they want and decorate it!
10. Q-Tip Painted Christmas Tree – we are half through the winter toddler craft roundup and this one is great to work those fine motor skills! Simply dip q-tips in paint and dab on a paper Christmas tree cutout. Encourage your child to make a rainbow of ornaments on their tree!
11. Snowman Paint Craft – mix 1/2 cup white glue with 1/2 cup shaving cream in a small bowl. Now allow your child to paint on some “snow” on a paper snowman cutout. Once done, add other paper snowman embellishments on top of the wet mixture. Then let it dry overnight. Come morning, the paint will have dried into a foamy/bumpy texture.
12. Tissue Paper & Paper Plate Snowman – cut squares out of white tissue paper. Then cover a white paper plate with glue. Allow your child to place the white tissue paper all over the paper. Pat it down to make sure everything is glued down. Once dry, add some features to make it into a snowman.
13. Adorable Reindeer Keepsake – trace & cut your child’s handprints out of brown construction paper. Grab a picture of your child and attach the handprints as antlers. Then don’t forget to add the red pom-pom for the nose!
14. Marshmallow Snowman Snack – gather some white frosting and large marshmallows. Allow your child to build a snowman and then enjoy eating it afterwards.
15. Toilet Roll Reindeer Craft – first trace your child’s hands out on some brown construction paper. Cut them out with scissors, to staple to a toilet paper roll as the reindeer antlers. Add embellishments to make it come to life!
16. Shaving Cream Presents – take an aluminum pan and cover the bottom with some white shaving cream. Add in some drops of food coloring. Take a stick or knife and spread the colors around making a marble effect. Cut out squares to resemble presents. Dip them in the marble art. Take a clean paper towel and pat off the excess shaving cream. Let dry overnight. Once dry, add embellishments to make them look like presents.
17. Handprint Horse Card – this isn’t Christmas related per say, but I wanted to share a craft lil man made for his grandma. We turned his handprint into a horse, but I have seen people turn these into reindeer cards instead!
18. Clothespin Christmas Tree Pieces – take a whole bunch of assorted circle punches in several different shades of green. Let your child arrange/glue them into a tree shape. Adhere them together. Add embellishments. To display, use a clothespin as the tree stump.
19. Fork Painted Penguin Belly Craft – I couldn’t come up with a snazzy name for this but I do think it’s the cutest out of ALL the toddler winter craft ideas I’ve shared today. Cut out a penguin shape out of black construction paper. Then add some white paint to a plate and hand over a paint brush to your child. Tell them to only paint the middle part. Once they are done, add embellishments to create the look of a penguin.
20. Last but not least of our winter themed toddler craft roundup – Salt Dough Ornaments. For this craft you just mix together 1/2 cup salt, 1/2 flour and 1/4 cup water (give or take) Kneed until dough forms. Cut out designs with cookie cutters or free style it. Don’t forget to poke a hole for hanging. Bake at 100c/200f for 3 hours. Let cool and decorate with paint. Be sure to write dates on the back of the ornaments so you remember the year you made them.
We hope you enjoyed this chucked-full winter themed toddler craft roundup post! You can also check out our Grinch Inspired Crafts Roundup post for even more crafty ideas from us at Glued To My Crafts!