20 Cool Snow Crafts for Toddlers
There’s something about snow that just makes it so magical. And now that winter is around the corner, your little ones will be looking forward to the first drops of snow, playing outside, and making snow angels and snowmen. But you can’t be outdoors all the time, and keeping the little ones indoors sometimes seems like it will never end. That’s where these snow crafts for toddlers come in.
These activities are simple and enjoyable and will keep the kids occupied without feeling like they’re missing out on all the snow fun. You may already have some of the things you need to make these projects. They will be a lot of fun and help your child develop creativity, curiosity, and motor and cognitive skills.
Cotton Ball Snowman Craft
Let’s start with a classic snowman craft! This cute cotton ball snowman is an easy yet adorable winter craft. You may use a free snowman temple or have the kids go freestyle and recreate the iconic character from memory. They will enjoy attaching all the fluffy cotton balls as the craft comes to life.
Winter Tree Finger Painting
Try this activity with your toddler when it’s simply too chilly to go outside. Help your children improve their fine motor skills by painting snow on the winter trees using Q-Tips or their little fingers. This craft is easy to do, but the end result is so pretty that you can frame it and hang it up or give it to your family.
Snowflake Ornament Winter Crafts with Sticks
Are you trying to find a snow craft that doesn’t require a trip to the neighborhood craft shop? Try this one out! Gather your finds and twigs, and then get ready to make beautiful ornaments that sparkle like snowflakes.
You and your kids will want to make more of these crafts to put on your Christmas tree because they turn out so well.
Toilet Paper Roll Snowflakes
Here’s another fun craft activity that even the most un-crafty person can do but still produce adorable prints! This toilet paper roll snowflake craft is so simple, all you have to do is cut slits of different widths on one end of a toilet paper roll, fold the slits out on an angle, and get stamping! Your little one will surely enjoy dipping these stamps into paint and creating snowflake prints. Experiment with different cuts and slits and see how many different kinds of snowflakes you can create!
Check out this list for more easy paper crafts for kids.
Hole Punch Snowflakes
There are so many various ways to make snowflake art, but this one always gets the job done, or should we say, gets the punch? Give your child a single-hole punch and a triangle-shaped piece of paper, then let them go to town! They can play with lines and clusters to discover how they affect your snowflakes.
Plastic Plate Snow Globe Craft
A DIY waterless snow globe craft? Yes, please! Snow globes are always a favorite keepsake, and one that features your child’s artwork will be even more treasured! Using plastic plates, styrofoam craft snow, and some drawing materials, you can create an adorable snow globe that you can treasure for years.
Beaded Snowflake Craft
We adore crafts activities that not only bring out the curiosity and creativity in kids but also allow them to work on their fine motor skills and logical reasoning. This snowflake craft is one such activity.
You can use this as a way to teach the kids something by having them make patterns and count as they go, or you can let them use their own creativity to make the snowflakes. In either case, you’ll have lovely snowflakes that your kids can proudly put on the tree.
Snowy Owl Potato Masher Craft
Here’s another craft activity that the little ones are sure to enjoy, especially since they include cute snowy owls! Help the young ones prepare for this activity by cutting out the eyes, beak, and legs. Then let them dip the potato masher in white paint and make a print on the paper to resemble the owl’s body. You may choose to either make one or two stamps for the body. Simply stick the pre-made eyes and beak and you have a cute little snowy owl!
Snow Sensory Bin
The kids want to play in the snow, but it’s too chilly outside. Why not use this snow sensory container to bring the snow inside? Just put snow from the yard in a large plastic container and let the youngsters’ imaginations run wild. They won’t need to wear as many layers of clothing as they do when they go outside which will allow them to play comfortably and have a lot of fun. You can just grab a fresh heap from the yard when the first snow batch starts to melt! Make sure to create a bottom barrier to keep the spills off your floors!
Colorful Popsicle Stick Snowflakes
The winter season can sometimes be so gloomy and feel like it goes on forever. But these sparkly popsicle stick snowflakes can instantly lift your spirits. These ornaments are simple and easy to make so your kids will have fun decorating the snowflakes to their hearts’ content. Hang them on the tree or line them up against the wall or windowsill to brighten up your day.
Check out this list for more popsicle stick Christmas crafts.
Bubble Wrap Snow Printing
This Christmas season when the kids are sure to receive gifts from loved ones. Why not prepare some homemade thank you cards to give back? This Bubble Wrap Snow Printing craft will make the cutest thank you cards that even the younger ones can do. Plus, it puts those left-over bubble wraps from holiday gifts back to good use! Adults can help in cutting the trees while the little ones create the snow effect with the bubble wrap. The gift recipients will treasure these thank you cards.
Name Snowman Craft
Make a Name Snowman craft with your little one as a fun way to learn to spell their names. Also learn the letter sounds in their names while decorating their snowman. Watch them delight at how tall or short their snowman is depending on the number of letters in their name. You can make a family of snowmen by doing every name in your family as well.
Bubble Wrap Snowflake Art Project
If there is one snow craft activity that never goes out of fashion, it’s the Snowflake cutting art. To up the stakes, add a cool new texture with bubble wrap.
After cutting out your snowflake patterns, use a sponge to apply paint to the bubble wrap. To reveal the design, press it down firmly on your snowflake. Then, for even extra glitz, sprinkle some glitter on top.
Snowman Paintings with Glue
Create glue-resist paintings this winter season featuring a snowman or any other Christmas character of your preference. Let the kids draw with white glue and decorate their drawings as desired. Let their glue drawings dry before painting around the glued picture with watercolor. Have fun with the activity! You can even sprinkle salt over the wet paint to create a snow-like effect.
What goes best with hot chocolate? Snowflake marshmallows of course! This duo is the perfect way to warm you up in the chilly weather. Snowflake marshmallows are a fun and engaging activity that will challenge your loved one’s building skills, and doubles as a tasty winter treat! They are great for working on motor skills and character development as well.
Snow Volcano Science Experiment
Now when the weather permits you to play outside in the snow, here’s a perfect activity that you can do with the kids! Build volcanoes in the snow and watch the little ones marvel at how they erupt in color!
This activity involves vinegar and baking soda as an experiment which always draws out the “wows” from the kids. They will love watching their volcanoes erupt and will want to keep doing this experiment many times over!
Elsa’s Frozen Slime
Although it’s been a while since Disney’s Frozen was first released, many kids still love the movie and its adorable characters. This Frozen slime recipe will be loved by Frozen fans everywhere. It is easy, Borax-free, and totally beautiful with its sparkles and glitters. A perfect indoor activity for winter snow sensory play.
Salt Painted Snowflakes
Here is another enjoyable snow craft you may make with kids on a chilly day. Amazing results can be achieved with the simple setup of salt painting, which is a fun process of art.
To make the craft, start by tracing the snowflake with your glue using a template. Then comes the fun part: let the youngsters sprinkle salt all over the glue drawing. Make sure you don’t miss any lines or dots. Shake off the extra salt, then start watercolor painting. The children will enjoy seeing the paints run as they go down the salt.
Fill the Snowman Toddler Activity
In the winter, we are all about the snowman even in the crafts department. And here’s another activity that features this beloved creature.
Simply fill a small water bottle with uncooked rice and draw the snowman’s face on one side. You may opt to leave the bottle almost full and have the bottle double as a shaker! This project is also a great fine motor activity and makes for a great pretend-play prop.
Snowflake Sensory Bag
Not every child gets to experience snow like all other children in snowy places. And this craft is ideal for them. Your little one can explore the snow without making a mess or getting cold by making this snowflake sensory bag.
Making this project is pretty easy. All you have to do is put gel in a zip-top bag and color it whatever you choose. Then scatter a few buttons, sequins, and other tiny craft supplies inside the bag for your youngster to feel and explore. If you are concerned about the bag breaking, you can tape the edges or double it inside another bag. Have fun and add games like “I Spy,” “count the Snowflakes,” etc. into the sensory experience.