Thursday, December 15, 2022

40+ Winter Crafts for Kids and Adults

Winter can be a long season with cold and snow, but make it fun with these cute winter crafts for kids and adults.


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This article is split up into two sections. 

First we've gathered up a big collection of easy crafts and winter activities for kids. 
Following that are crafts that adults can enjoy during the winter season.

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Having fun winter crafts for kids is a must through the long winter months. These simple ideas will keep little hands busy and help occupy long winter days.

diy snow crystals
Snow Crystals by Adventures of a DIY Mom

This craft is like a science project and craft rolled into one. The kids will love watching it progress and you can decorate with the snow crystals when they are complete. 

snowflake paper plate
Snowflake Plate by The Crafting Chicks

Work on fine motor skills with this snowflake embroidery paper plate. This kid winter craft is perfect for learning sewing skills to progress to harder sewing projects in the future.

puzzle piece snowflake
Puzzle Piece Snowflake by Chas' Crazy Creations

Grab a dollar store puzzle or if you've got a puzzle missing pieces, use them for this craft. A different way to get the unique snowflake look.

marshmallow snowman craft
Marshmallow Snowman Craft by Marty's Musings

I love a craft you can make and eat! Kids love these kind too. Whip up some snowmen inside.

winter landscape painting
Winter Landscape Painting for all ages by Crafty Art Ideas

This winter trees painting turns out amazing! And it is great for kids and adults alike. Put it on display for all to see this winter.

felt snowman
Felt Snowman by The Scrap Shoppe Blog

Dress up this snowman's face in a variety of ways. Have kids help make the pieces and then they can change up his style. Such a fun craft!

paper plate snowman
Paper Plate Snowman Craft by Simple Everyday Mom

Paper plates are so versatile. Work on cutting and gluing skills to make these adorable snowmen.

printable build a snowman
Printable Build a Snowman by Nature Inspired Learning

This cute craft is nice and easy. Print off the snowman, cut him out, paint with watercolors,  and assemble. Especially nice for when you don't want to head outside on a cold day.

winter bird feeder
Winter Bird Feeders and Treats by The How to Home

Share a little bit of fun with the winged friends in your yard. Craft up these winter bird feeders and treats, then wait for visitors.
rocking snowman
Rocking Snowman by Simple Everyday Mom

This craft is fun to decorate and then enjoy the movement. Turn on some music and rock this cute little guy. 

glitter pinecones
Glitter Pinecones by Simple Nature Decor

Glitter some pinecones with the kids for a frosty touch to your decor. Use your favorite colors or keep it traditional with white.
easy snowman
Easy Snowman by Chas' Crazy Creations
This easy snowman craft is great for more experienced older kid crafters. Put it together with tweens on a winter afternoon.
snowy pictures with epsom salt
Snowy Pictures with Epsom Salt Painting by Chas' Crazy Creations

Add a cool effect to pictures. Use epsom salt to create a snowy look to pictures or cards.

clay thumbprint snowmen
Clay Thumbprint Snowman by Crafty Art Ideas

Ornaments aren't just for Christmas trees. Make cute clay thumbprint snowmen and then paint these ornaments. Display them anywhere you can hang a little something special.


Let's do some more advanced crafting for the adults. These projects are a little more involved, are great for decorating, and will keep you busy and crafting all winter long. 

diy stuffed snowmen
DIY Stuffed Snowmen by Adventures of a DIY Mom

Dress up a mantel or entryway table with these sweet stuffed snowmen. Dress up them up in different colors to give them some variety.

clothespin snowflakes
Clothespin Snowflakes by Chalking Up Success
Snowflake crafts like these are so pretty. Who knew clothespins could look so amazing?!

popsicle snowflakes
Popsicle Stick Snowflakes by Making Manzanita
Use popsicle sticks to make some really pretty and unique snowflakes. This simple winter craft just involves a little paint and glue.
snowman tealight craft
Snowman Tealight Craft by Chas' Crazy Creations

This snowman craft is simple, but also useful. It is actually a cute little light. Add it anywhere you need a little bit of light.

glittered ice skates
Glittered Ice Skates by Jennifer Rizzo

Ice skates are perfect decor for winter, but they probably need a little touch of glam. Decorate your home like a winter wonderland with this adorable winter craft.

lighted canvas
Lighted Canvas by Practical Whimsy Designs

Another fun one to light up the dark winter nights. Decorate a canvas with snowflakes and a snowman or your own unique design and use this tutorial to add the lights.

clay star winter garland
Clay Star Winter Garland by Chalking Up Success

Add a garland to your mantel, but if you are over snowflakes go for pretty white stars instead. The white still gives a winter vibe in a different way.

snowman and penguin decor
Snowman and Penguin Decor by Chas' Crazy Creations

Add some cuteness to your winter decor with these cute pan snowman and penguin. Use pizza and pie pans for the snowman. The penguin is made out of a cookie sheet. So resourceful.

diy snowman mug
DIY Snowman Mug by Chas' Crazy Creations

Dress up your plain old white mugs with this snowman craft. An easy snowman craft that comes together in a matter of minutes.

winter white and gold wreath
Winter White and Gold Wreath by Making Joy and Pretty Things

Give your door a new look with some winter white florals arranged on a modern gold hoop. This wreath will bring a smile to your guests faces all winter long.

sled craft
Madeover Sled Craft by Green with Decor

Sometimes you just have to take an older piece of decor and give it a new life. That is what happened with this sled. And it turned out so pretty.

wooden sled decor
Wooden Sled Decor by Birdz of a Feather

Another way to dress up a sled! This one adds in some nice bright colors to bring a nice touch to some winter d├ęcor.

forever blooming bouquet
Forever Blooming Bouquet by Love My Simple Home

Missing flowers in the long winter? Craft up some pom poms and make a forever blooming bouquet.

glitter snowman
Glitter Snowman by Leap of Faith Crafting

Glitter really makes this snowman craft shine, along with the lights. Perfect to add to a winter mantel or entryway table.

how to craft a winter vignette
How to Craft a Winter Vignette by The Scrap Shoppe Blog
Another great way to dress up a mantel or table is by creating a winter vignette. Use items you already have or grab new ones and then craft up a winter scene.

snowman mantle crafts
Snowman Mantel Crafts by Our Crafty Mom

This mantel is full of snowman crafts. Take your pick from this collection of easy winter crafts, all are sure to add a bit of warmth to your home decor.

dollar store faux snowballs
Dollar Store Faux Snowballs by Our Crafty Mom

Faux snowballs can be a fun touch to your winter decor. Display them on a bit of evergreen boughs or garland to add to the winter touch.

sock snowman
Sock Snowman by Exquisitely Unremarkable

This cutie comes together nice and fast by using a sock! Then just add the embellishments for a sweet little snowman to display around your home.

winter wood slice garland
Winter Wood Slice Garland by The Scrap Shoppe Blog

Snowflakes and buffalo check make a pretty pair for this wood slice garland. I especially like that it is strung up on an evergreen garland. 

winter embroidery hoop wreath
Winter Embroidery Hoop Wreath by Our Crafty Mom

A different take and idea for a modern style winter wreath. This one utilizes an embroidery hoop instead of a gold hoop.

cozy texture wreath
Cozy Texture Wreath by DIY Beautify

Or add a bit of texture with this cozy winter wreath. Customize it with whatever color ribbon for displaying. I think a baby blue would be really pretty for winter too.

diy sweater snowmen
DIY Sweater Snowmen by DIY Beautify

Sweaters are also a great base to make stuffed snowmen. These cuties will melt your heart by the time you are finished crafting them up.

mason jar glass snowmen
Glass Jar Snowmen by Green with Decor

Do you have some old jars laying around? They make a great base for sweet snowmen. These would be perfect for spreading some winter cheer with a surprise inside.

yarn star garland
Yarn Star Garland by Hootshack

Winter crafting that has lovely texture, gives off a really cozy feeling. Wrap stars in this pretty yarn to create that cozy effect.

paper bag snowflakes
Paper Bag Snowflakes by Upright and Caffeinated

Snowflakes that are actually three dimensional, so cool! Grab some paper bags, brown or white, both look gorgeous. Then make these intricate snowflakes to display in windows or hang from the ceiling.

snowflake art
Snowflake Art by Cottage on Bunker Hill

If you love a rustic farmhouse project, this snowflake winter art project is simple, but beautiful to display in the winter months.

cork snowman
Cork Snowman by Green with Decor

Save your corks, to make this cutie. This fun and adorable snowman is a great way to upcycle corks

snowflake art painting
Snowflake Art Painting by Just Paint It

Another fun winter art project for all ages. Add in your own trees and snowflakes using stencils or paint brushes.

snowflake wreath
Snowflake Wreath by Celebrate and Decorate

Keep the greenery from Christmas and add a touch of winter to transition your Christmas decor to winter. Add berries, pinecones, and frost using flocking to achieve a pretty winter look for your front door.

snowman topiary
Snowman Topiary by Celebrate and Decorate

Greet your winter guests with this welcoming snowman topiary. Put those pots on your front porch to use through all the seasons with this cute idea.

faux winter chalkboard
Creating a Faux Winter Chalkboard by Practical Whimsy Designs

Dress up your home with a faux chalkboard design. This is a great one to do with kids of all ages.

3d paper stars
3D Paper Stars by Chalking Up Success

Mix in these paper stars with the paper snowflakes for more fun. Or add in some extra snowflake touches by adding in designs.

snowy winter swag
Snowy Winter Swag by Celebrate and Decorate

If you are looking for something different to hang on your front door, make a snowy winter swag. Grab a few supplies from your craft stash or craft store and dress up your front door.

snow day diy sweatshirt
Snow Day DIY Shirt by DIY Danielle

And if you need the perfect shirt to do all of these winter craft projects in, make up this snow day shirt. It is so punny.


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