15 Minute Winter Crafts Super Simple for Kids to Make

Let me help you entertain your kids on those cold winter snow days. I have created 15-minute winter crafts you and your kids can do together at home. You can stay inside and create a winter construction paper craft, a simple snow globe, a cute snowman craft, a beautiful winter bird, and a super fun simple sledding craft. These are perfect for younger kids toddler aged and up. I hope you have lots of winter fun with these.

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Looking for some indoor fun on a snow day or a cold winter day with your toddler, preschooler, or youngster?  These 5 winter crafts are fun and each can be done in 15 minutes or less.  

 

Fun 15-Minute Winter Crafts for Kids to Make

Have you ever looked out the window on a cold, winter’s day and seen a beautiful red bird?  Making a fun cardinal art piece with your kids is fast and fun.  No matter where they put the washi tape on the paper, it is going to look good.  Our preschooler LOVES playing with washi tape so making a fun winter craft with it was super fun!

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Supplies You Will Need for All the Winter Crafts

Simple and quick crafts to do with toddlers in the winter. Easy winter crafts for kids are perfect when you are stuck inside on a snow day or a cold winter's day. Each of the crafts take 15 minutes or less to create. There is a winter bird craft, a snow globe craft, a winter craft decoration, and a snowman craft. Perfect preschool and toddler art you can create at home. Use construction paper, sandwich bags, and pom-poms to make these cute crafts. #snowdayactivites #prekcraftswinter

Washi Tape Cardinal

Have you ever looked out the window on a cold winter’s day and seen a beautiful red bird?  Cardinals can easily be found in the winter so let’s make a winter craft with one.  Making a fun winter bird art piece with your kids is fast and fun.  No matter where they put the washi tape on the paper, it is going to look good.  Our preschooler LOVES playing with washi tape, so making a fun winter craft with it was a lot of fun.

Supplies you will need for the washi tape cardinal winter craft

Washi tape Cardinal craft supplies

Directions

  1. Have your child cover the center of the blank piece of paper with washi tapeWashi tape on blank paper
  2. Cut the cardinal out of the template leaving the legs and branch
  3. Place the cut paper over the top of the washi tape paper
  4. Tape along the sides of the two pieces of paperWashi tape Cardinal finished
Easy 15 minute winter crafts to do with your kids on snow days. Crafts include a construction paper winter decoration craft, winter craft snow globe, mini-indoor snowman, winter bird, and a super cute sledding scene. Each of these winter craft ideas are perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, preK, and elementary ages. These winter crafts are great when you are stuck at home. #EasyWinterCrafts #WinterCraftsforKids #ConstructionPaperWinterCraft #snowdayactivities #kidswinterart #diywintercrafts

Construction Paper Snowflake Countdown

Making a construction paper chain is always fun.  Adding a winter craft twist to it makes it even better!  This winter craft doesn’t take very long to make, but your child will have a great time with it for DAYS!

You can hand this fun winter craft as a decoration and once the countdown is over, you don’t have to find a place to store it.  

TIP:  Take a picture of your snowflake countdown chain to keep in your child’s scrapbook, photo book, or artwork box.  

Related: How To Easily Display And Store All Your Kids' Artwork and Crafts

Supplies you will need for snowflake countdown

Snowflake countdown supplies

Directions

  1. Using your child’s school calendar, count the days left until a break
  2. Print and cut as many snowflakes as you need for the number of days left
  3. Write or have your child write the number of days on the snowflakes
  4. Fold your light blue paper in half longways
  5. Fold in half longways again
  6. Cut along the folds to make stripsFold construction paper
  7. Help your child to make a loop with a construction paper strip and secure it with the stapler or tapeMake a loop and staple
  8. Help your child make the second chain by looping it in the first loop
  9. Again, secure it with the stapler or tape
  10. Repeat until you have a long chain with 2x the amount of snowflakes you have created in step #3
  11. Attach a snowflake to every other chain linkFinished snowflake construction paper chain
  12. Let your child rip off 2 chain links every day until the winter break
These winter crafts for kids are easy to at home and will help entertain your toddler, preschooler, or elementary aged kids when you are stuck inside. Simple and quick crafts to do with toddlers in the winter. Easy winter crafts for kids are perfect when you are stuck inside on a snow day or a cold winter's day. Each of the crafts take 15 minutes or less to create. #Wintercraftsforkids #winterfuncrafts #wintercraftsforchildren #easywintercraftsforkids #funwintercrafts #craftsforkids

Snow Globe

Most of the snow globes I have seen are made of glass.  Not exactly a good fit for young kids.  So, I came up with a DIY snow globe that doesn’t involve glass at all.  Instead, this winter snow globe craft uses a sandwich bag.  Mind blown!

Supplies you will need for the snow globe winter craft

Snow globe supplies

Directions

  1. Have your child color the snow globe picture
  2. Cut out the snow globe picture out of the template
  3. Cut the grey lines out of the second page
  4. Tape the snow globe picture to the inside of the bag with the opening of the bag at the bottom
  5. Have your child put the white pom-poms into the bagPlace the colored picture inside the bag with white pom poms
  6. Close the bag leaving some air in the bag
  7. Help your child thread the 2 top bag corners trough the hols you cut
  8. Tape the corners to the back of the page
  9. Help your child thread the bottom zippered part of the bag through the long hole that was cut in the bottom
  10. Tape to the backtape the bag to the back of the snow globe template
  11. Ta-da!! A fun snow globe without glass!No glass snow globe for kids
Let me help you entertain your kids on those cold winter snow days. I have created 15 minute winter crafts you and your kids can do together at home. You can stay inside and create a winter construction paper craft, a simple snow globe, a cute snowman craft, a beautiful winter bird, and a super fun simple sledding craft. These are perfect for younger kids toddler aged and up. I hope you have lots of winter fun with these. #easywintercraft #DIYwintercraftforkids #DIYwinterdecoration

Sledding Winter Craft

Have you ever been sledding down a hill before?  I have, but, to be honest, it is not my favorite winter activity.  BUT, when you need a break from the cold on a winter’s day, you can create a fun winter sledding scene craft with your kids using only a few supplies!  Crafting sledding down a hill is better than actually sledding down a hill, in my opinion.  I know, I know, I’m a scaredy-cat!

The sledder can slide down the hill or go back up the hill by flipping the sledder picture back and forth.  SO FUN!

Supplies you will need to make the sledding scene

Sledding scene supplies

Directions

  1. Have your child color the sledder
  2. Cut the sledder out
  3. Cut/hole punch the 2 small grey circles out on the sledding scene
  4. Help your child tread the yarn through the holes to the back of the paper
  5. Tie a knot in the yarn on the back of the paper
  6. Help your child fold the sledder in half along the dotted line
  7. Loop the sledder over the string
  8. Secure the 2 sides of the sledder together using the stapler or tape
  9. Now your child can slide the string back and forth
  10. If you flip the sledder one way he moves down the hill. If you flip the sledder the other way, he moves up the hillSledding scene finished
Looking for some fun winter kids crafts that are also easy? I got you! Each of these winter craft ideas will take you 15 minutes or less to create. These are perfect for toddlers, for preschoolers, and for preK. Use construction paper to create a DIY winter craft decoration out of construction paper or a snow globe using a sandwich bag, pom-poms, and paper. #Wintercraftsforkids #winterfuncrafts #wintercraftsforchildren

Mini-Indoor Snowman

With young kids, it is hard to stay outside in the cold long enough to build a snowman.  Instead, we are going to make a mini-indoor snowman using sandwich bags and construction paper! 

Supplies you will need for the mini-indoor snowman

Snowman craft supplies

Directions

  1. Have your child make balls using the white construction paper (a 1 piece of paper ball, 2 pieces of paper ball, and 3 pieces of paper ball)Easy snowman craft construction paper balls
  2. Help your child fill the sandwich bags with white construction paper balls
  3. Secure the ends of the bags with a rubber bandindoor snowman craft
  4. Cut off the excess bag
  5. Tape the rubber band to the bag
  6. Cut a nose out of the orange construction paper
  7. Hole punch buttons and eyes out of the black construction paper
  8. Help your child tape the eyes, buttons, and nose onto the snowman
  9. Cut the pipe cleaner into four pieces for the arms
  10. Help your child stack the snowman and insert the armsEasy indoor snowman winter craft

Tip: To help the snowman stay together better, roll a piece of gift-wrap tape to hold each snowman layer together.

Whether you and your kids are stuck inside on a snow day or you are looking for a break from the cold winter weather, these winter crafts are perfect for you.  Each of the crafts can be completed in 15 munites or less. 

Having 5 quick winter crafts on hand will help keep your child busy inside without turning on the TV.  Crafting is not only fun, but it builds skills and memories too!

Which winter craft is your favorite?  Mine is the snow globe using a sandwich bag.  It’s so cute and creative!

Easy 15 minute winter crafts to do with your kids on snow days. Crafts include a construction paper winter decoration craft, winter craft snow globe, mini-indoor snowman, winter bird, and a super cute sledding scene. Each of these winter craft ideas are perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, preK, and elementary ages. These winter crafts are great when you are stuck at home. #EasyWinterCrafts #WinterCraftsforKids #ConstructionPaperWinterCraft #snowdayactivities #kidswinterart #diywintercrafts

Simple and quick crafts to do with toddlers in the winter. Easy winter crafts for kids are perfect when you are stuck inside on a snow day or a cold winter's day. Each of the crafts take 15 minutes or less to create. There is a winter bird craft, a snow globe craft, a winter craft decoration, and a snowman craft. Perfect preschool and toddler art you can create at home. Use construction paper, sandwich bags, and pom-poms to make these cute crafts. #snowdayactivites #prekcraftswinter

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