Simple and Fun DIY Winter Crafts For All Ages
From glittering snowflakes to reindeer ornaments to fuzzy Christmas trees, we’ve rounded up simple but downright Pinterest-worthy winter crafts for the whole family to enjoy. Happy crafting!
They’re quick and easy, but the finished product is pretty impressive. Kudos to Be Brave, Keep Going for the craft.
- Empty toilet paper rolls
- White spray paint
- Fine white glitter
Cut the toilet paper rolls into ¾” rings (you should get about six rings). Squeeze each ring slightly until it resembles a leaf or a flower petal. Dab a spot of glue onto the end of a ring and press it against a second ring. Use a clothespin to hold them together while the glue dries. Continue gluing, pressing and pinning the rings together until you complete the snowflake. Allow to dry, then spray paint white and finish them off with a liberal dusting of glitter. Make sure to give your snowflakes enough time to dry before hanging them on your Christmas tree!
Whimsical and fun, this kid-friendly project will turn out keepsakes you’ll have on the tree for years to come. From A Thrifty Mom.
- Twine or yarn
- Glue sticks
- Hot glue gun
- Buttons and googley eyes
Cut down your twigs to equal lengths (about six to eight inches). Glue them together in a point and allow to dry. Knot your twine at the point and begin wrapping it around both sticks. Pull the twine taut, leaving no slack. Use your glue gun to glue the twine against the twigs periodically. Keep wrapping until the twigs are covered well, but leave a few inches at the top for the antlers. When you’re ready, clip the twine and glue it in the back where it will be hidden. Glue on eyes and a nose. Use a bit of twine to make a handle – just put a dot of glue onto the end of each twig and wrap the twine around them twice.
Soft and pretty, you can make a little collection of these fanciful little trees. From Pretty Ditty.
- Roll of thick yarn
- Roll of fuzzy yarn
- Foam cones
- Accessories for decorating (tiny bells, berries, mini pinecones, acorns, etc.)
Begin at the base of the cone. Pin both yarns together, then start wrapping the strands around the base. Add pins every few inches to keep them in place. After you’ve completely wrapped the base, start working your way up the cone (no need to keep pinning). Once you’ve reached the top, pin the yarns to the cone, then begin wrapping the yarns back down the cone to make sure it is completely covered. At the bottom of the cone, cut the strands and secure in place with a final pin.
Add your detail pieces, tucking them into the yarn and pinning in place as necessary.
This fun and educational craft is perfect for kids and creates a beautiful snow storm… no shoveling required!
- A mason jar or similar container
- Baby oil
- White paint
- Iridescent glitter
- Optional: blue food coloring
Fill the jar 3/4 of the way with baby oil and set aside. In a bowl, combine a teaspoon of white paint with one cup of water. Mix until the paint is dissolved and the water turns white. Pour the white water into the jar and leave a little room at the top. Have your child sprinkle in glitter and blue food coloring if desired. Once the glitter is settled at the bottom of the jar, take an Alka-Seltzer tablet and break it into pieces. Have the kids drop the pieces into the jar and watch the snow storm come to life!