25 Winter and Christmas Crafts for Kids | Week 3

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Welcome to week 3 of 25 Winter  and Christmas Crafts for Kids!  All month long I am sharing 7 crafts each week with pictures, supply lists and directions that you can create with your little one.   If you are just joining this mini-series please check out 25 Winter  and Christmas Crafts for Kids Week 1, and Week 2 for the first 14 crafts and some “crafting with your toddler” tips! Below are crafts number 15- 21 in the series!!

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25 Winter and Christmas Crafts for Kids Week 3

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Cotton ball Snowman

Supplies:

White, orange, brown, black and blue Construction Paper or felt
Markers
Cotton balls
Glue
*Sticks

Trace 3 circles on white paper to create snowman’s body. Glue to blue paper. Have child glue cotton balls to cover each circle. Add precut scarf, eyes, nose and mouth. You can use sticks or the brown construction paper as arms.

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Christmas Wreath Window Decal

Supplies:

Contact paper
Green tissue paper squares or stripes
Two sided tape
Red Bow

Trace a large dinner plate and then a small plate within the larger onto the contact paper. Cut out Smaller circle. Pull protective sheet off contact paper and place tape on the non-sticky side. Stick the tape to your window and have tot add tissue paper to the sticky contact paper. Make several to add color and décor to your winter window. Also you could create any holiday symbol: snowflakes, candy canes, reindeer…

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Winter Matching Game

Supplies:

Winter item pictures
Glue
Construction paper or thin cardboard

Search images online for 6-8 different images of winter items and print 2 of each. Such as mittens, snowflake, scarf, boots, sled, ice skate, hat, snowman. .  I found snowflake images as a matching game already ready to go on prekinders.com. FAB SITE!! Glue both sets onto 2 different pieces of construction paper. For a stiffer board use an old shirt box or the thick board at the back of your construction paper pad. (That’s what I used and it is much sturdier than cardstock.) Cut out the other set so they look like playing cards. Encourage child to find the match and place the playing card on the correct image.

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Santa

Supplies:

Cotton balls
White paper
Tan, pink, red and black construction paper or felt

Create Santa’s face, hat, and beard using the construction paper. Glue together and have ready for your child to add cotton balls onto hat. Cut beard and show child how to curl the bottoms up so the beard has some sassy curls! I used tissue paper as his beard and I think it came out extra cute.

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Ice Balls

Supplies:

Ice cube trays
Water
Food coloring- red and green

Fill tray with water and add a drop of food coloring to each slot. Freeze overnight. Pop out ice cubes and encourage exploration with the freezing cubes. Sweet Pea liked watching them float in different sized bowls filled with water. You could add extract for different scents or add little trinkets to each cube for older children. (Supervised activity) For an even larger ball fill balloon with water and freeze for a few nights. I’ve done this and added several trinkets into one large balloon. It’s so much fun and a great practice of patience to get to the prizes!

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Snow!!!

Supplies:

3 cups baking soda
½ cup hair conditioner

Mix ingredients and watch it turn into snow. You can use a shower curtain to cover your workspace but it is easy to clean up. Thanks to my dear friend for finding and trying this craft out with her little guy. It was a huge hit with him so of course I had to give it a try and share it with our readers! SO EASY, SO FUN! I couldn’t help but play too!

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Packing Popcorn Igloo

Supplies:

Glue
Packing Popcorn*
white construction paper
Marker

Cut out an igloo on the white construction paper (or I looked on the internet for an igloo and printed that for a cleaner look) then glue to blue construction paper. Add several glue lines onto the igloo. Encourage your tot to add popcorn onto each line.  *You could also use shredded white paper or marshmallows.

 

Don’t forget to check out the other posts in this series!

 

Christmas Crafts Week 1 25 Winter and Christmas Crafts for Kids | Week 3

Week 1 - Crafts number 1-7

Christmas Crafts Week 2 25 Winter and Christmas Crafts for Kids | Week 3

Week 2- Crafts number 8-14

 

 25 Winter and Christmas Crafts for Kids | Week 3

Chickie

Recent to the blogging world, I'm a new mom finding my way with my little darling Sweet Pea. I enjoy cooking, baking, the great outdoors and everything Baby Girl! Elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom = children's lit lover and craft connoisseur.
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  1. I did not know that baking soda and hair conditioner made snow. I am trying that tomorrow! :)

  2. I love snowmen so I’m going to have to say the first one is my favorite!

  3. I love that igloo! Actually all the ideas are awesome!

  4. Wow, you just gave me so many great ideas for things I can do with the kids this weekend! I especially love that cottonball snowman!!

  5. I love that snowman and the wreath is so pretty!

  6. Really cute ideas for activities to keep your kids busy at this time of year. I especially like the window decor–and that hair conditioner and baking soda that makes snow? I may have to try that one to see if it really works!

  7. Wow I love all of these the snow is the coolest I would have to say! Thanks again for more awesome craft idea’s!

  8. I love the snowman idea. These would be so fun to do with the kids.

  9. I love these!!! Im saving them and getting supplies tonight-thanks!

  10. Oh those are so cute! I love the wreath craft! It is perfect for my boys to do!

  11. My niece is old enough to do some of these projects but too young for school. She has been so jealous of the projects her brother has been doing in kindergarten this time of year, so I’m going to pass this post on to her mom so she has some ideas of fun things they can do to help her feel like she’s getting cool activities, as well. Thanks for sharing! :)

  12. Oh, my daughter would absolutely love to make her own snow. Now we can have year round snow fun!

  13. Ooh, I’m liking that wreath, it’s totally my style!

  14. Those are some really cute ideas. I like the snow!

  15. Simple fun crafts! I love the snowman one I’ll do it with the kids today

  16. We have been busy working on crafts at our house, I love how easy all of these look.

  17. OM Gosh these are just great. My Granddaughter is coming over Friday and I have been looking for crafts to make for her. Thanks for sharing!

  18. these are cute and I know my son would love doing them! thanks for sharing!

  19. I love all of these crafts. I know that my daughter would have loved each and every one of these when she was young. Thanks for reminding me of all the fun we had when she was young.

  20. My daughter has 2 weeks off this year… we will be doing some of these

  21. What awesome crafts. My kids love Christmas crafts the most.

  22. These are all such great craft ideas for the little ones. They are adorable and look easy to make. I never thought about making colored ice cubes. I might have to do that this year.

  23. These are some adorable crafts for kids. We are actually having a classroom door decorating contest at my school this month and I am going to try some of these with my students.

  24. katherine bartlett says:

    All of these ideas are amazing! I want to do them all!

  25. WOW!! How fun!! I think my son would love to make the snowman!!

  26. The snow one is very interesting to me, but I think we will try some of these in the next few days! I love this post! My daughter loves crafts and Mommy loves to see her smile.. so yay!!

  27. All these ideas are great. I love the idea of making snow. Waiting for the kids to get home and will do it. Thanks for posting.

  28. How fun…love all the crafts .. can’t wait to try to create the snow with the kids, being in Florida and having a heat wave we soo need to make our own snow…lol.. can’t wait.. thanks for sharing

  29. These are some very awesome crafts — I love them all!! I’m setting up a craft day for my kids and I’m sure they would love these!

  30. My girls would have a great time making all of these. And then attempt to make them tree ornaments. Thanks.

  31. I remember making a cotton ball snow man. Love winter crafts. So many cool ideas here. We gotta try the ice igloo. Thanks for sharing

  32. How fun! I’m really loving the snowman, so cute!

  33. What a ton of fun ideas! With a two week winter break almost here, I need to schedule some activities to keep these rowdy kids entertained.

  34. These are awesome crafts. I love the snowman and wreath!!

  35. Ooooo — my preschool class would LOVE the baking soda/conditioner snow project!

  36. I love the window wreath! One of the front windows on our house is only a few feet from the sidewalk, so it would be nice to have something cheery there for people to see as they walk by.

  37. These look like so much fun for the kiddos. I’m going to have my kids make the wreath.

  38. I’m going to do cotton ball snowmen with my girls this week!

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