You guys… I’ve been really busy working on this 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 on Instagram for us to see!
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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 – very similar to our Marble Art Spider Web tutorial.
Just 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.
We also have our paper plate version of this particular craft as well!
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 – for this DIY you only need cardstock, contact paper and sequins. If you click on our link, there’s a free printable to get you started even faster!
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, 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, handprint cutouts as antlers and glue on some wiggle 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 Palm 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 all over our FREE palm tree printable. 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. Paper Plate Snowman Ice Cream Cone – this is a unique tutorial to our website and it even has a free printable to get you started even faster!
13. Adorable Handprint Reindeer Keepsake – this is another freebie printable you will find on our website right now!
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. Footprint Reindeer Cards – just use brown paint for the footprint and build from there!
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. Pipe Cleaner and Craft Stick Christmas Tree Pieces – take a whole bunch of pipe cleaners and wrap them around a triangle popsicle stick shape. Add embellishments such as rhinestone stickers and paper cutouts.
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.
21. Cut a triangle shape out of a paper plate and glue green paper strips to the back to make a Christmas tree
22. Got a heart paper punch? Grab some scrapbook paper and make a Christmas tree today! My favorite part is that you can add the “ornaments” in between the openings
23. If you slightly bend a toilet paper roll into an oval shape, it’s perfect to use as a STAMP to make a BEARDED GNOME on paper
24. Cut a triangle shape out of a paper plate and glue green paper strips to the back to make a Christmas tree
25. TWO different ways to take a cardboard egg carton and make a snowman
26. If you slightly bend a toilet paper roll into an oval shape, it’s perfect to use as a STAMP to make a Christmas tree on paper
27. Torn Paper PENGUIN – just tear WHITE construction paper into smaller pieces and glue to the center of black cardstock paper. From there, add embellishments to make a PENGUIN!
28. Use torn white paper pieces to make a SNOWY OWL on paper this winter
29. Make a snowman face out of a LARGE paper plate and add a painted footprint cutout for his nose.
30. Use a black Sharpie marker to write out/draw the light stands and then have children add fingerprint “lights” to complete the gift!
31. Use heart shaped paper doilies to make a SNOWMAN on paper!
32. Check out our “Handprint Charlie Brown Christmas Tree” canvas tutorial for this UNIQUE idea!
33. One of our most popular tutorials to date – Christmas Tree Picture Frame Ornaments
34. You can’t go wrong with a basic handprint Christmas tree!
35. Christmas Candy Craft – Wrap clear wrap around a paper plate that is decorated to look like a peppermint lollipop
36. Santa is riding in style on Christmas Eve in his PAPER PLATE ROCKET!
37. Similar to our fork painted polar bear, you can make a white bear on paper with BUBBLE WRAP as a stamp!
38. Use random buttons to make a CHRISTMAS TREE on a blank canvas. Just use a hot glue gun to secure them.
39. Inspired by the Grinch, you can make a simple wreath out of a large paper plate and yellow ribbon on top.
40. Similar to our paint splat tutorial, you can use bubble wrap to make a melted snowman on paper!
41. If you know how to create a basic chain out of paper, you can make a snowman and reindeer with ease!
42. For this fingerprint Christmas tree canvas idea, start by drawing the lines with a marker and then have kids decorate!
43. Hot glue white craft buttons on a painted canvas to make this snowman DIY decor!
44. Use our FREE printable to make this SLOTH SANTA come to life from a paper plate!
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!