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10 Winter Crafts You Can Make With Your Toddler

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Getting through the cold, boring winter days can be tough, especially when your toddler has cabin fever. Thanks to our friends at Learn Create Love, we’ve got some awesome winter crafts to keep you, and your toddler, busy.

1. Paper Roll Snowflake Prints

Paper Roll Snowflake Prints

Ever wish you had a use for all of those leftover cardboard rolls? With a little bit of paint, and some imagination, you and your little one will be on your way to making an indoor winter wonderland.

What you’ll need:
White paint
Toilet paper or paper towel tube
Blue construction paper

For full instructions, click HERE.

2. Paper Roll Penguin

Paper Roll Penguin

Not in the mood to paint snowflakes? Here’s another great craft you can make with your toddler using those leftover tubes. If you have enough cardboard tubes you can make an entire penguin family and put on a play when your crafts are dry.

What you’ll need:
Black, white, and orange construction paper
Cardboard tube
Scissors
Glue
Googly eyes

For full instructions, click HERE.

3. Easy Popsicle Stick Snowflake

Easy Popsicle Stick Snowflake

Whether you save your old popsicle sticks, or buy some from the craft store, they are a definite necessity in your craft supply box. If you’re looking for a fun and easy idea to make some beautiful winter art, this is the craft for you and your toddler.

What you’ll need:
Popsicle sticks
Glue
Construction paper
Glitter

For full instructions, click HERE.

4. Winter Hat Printable Craft

Winter Hat Printable Craft

This craft is great if you have leftover ribbons or wrapping paper. Not all craft projects have to involve a trip to the store for new supplies--use what you have at home.

What you’ll need:
Printer and paper to print craft template
Scissors
Crayons, markers, or paint
Glue, glitter, cotton balls, printed paper, ribbons, macaroni, or whatever you want to decorate your hat with!

For full instructions, click HERE.

5. Handprint Penguin Craft

Handprint Penguin Craft

Penguins are the ultimate winter animal. If you’ve already made the paper roll penguin, this is the perfect addition to your penguin collection. This one is a bit messier, so that means it’s more fun, too, right?

What you’ll need:
White and orange construction paper
Black paint
Glue
Googly Eyes

For full instructions, click HERE.

6. Homemade Play Dough

Homemade Play Dough

Every kid loves play dough. If you’re stuck at home, this is a great chance to whip up some fun in the kitchen. This simple recipe allows you to create your own colors--and lets you rest easy knowing that if any “accidentally” winds up in your toddler’s mouth, it’s 100% non-toxic.

What you’ll need:
Flour
Salt
Water
Food coloring

For full instructions, click HERE.

7. Handprint Snowmen

Handprint Snowmen

These snowmen are another great chance for your little one to get their hands good and messy. Don’t be afraid to get your hands wet, too-- you’re never too old to enjoy the feeling of paint on your hands, and with a craft as cute as this, you’ve never had a better excuse.

What you’ll need
Construction paper
White Paint
Black crayon or marker
Scissors
Glue

For full instructions, click HERE.

8. Printable Cardinal Craft

Printable Cardinal Craft

There are few things more beautiful to see than a cardinal flying across a snowy landscape. This easy printable craft will bring some of that beauty inside for you and your toddler.

What you’ll need:
Printer and paper
Red, black, and yellow paint
Scissors
Glue
Googly eyes

For full instructions, click HERE.

9. Hibernating Animals Collection

Hibernating Animals Collection

Want to teach your toddler about nature while having loads of fun? This collection of printable crafts will have you and your toddler cutting, pasting, and talking about animals that hibernate. Bears, turtles, bats, snails, and more.

What you’ll need:
Printer and paper
Scissors
Glue
Paint
Googly eyes

For full list of animals and instructions, click HERE.

10. Puffy Paint Polar Bear Printable

Puffy Paint Polar Bear Printable

This polar bear craft is even more fun because it comes with a recipe to make your own puffy paint. If you don’t have the ingredients for puffy paint, or want to try different media, Learn Create Love suggests gluing cotton balls or white beans to your polar bear to create different textures. Whichever you choose, enjoy your time with your toddler!

What you’ll need:
Printer and paper
Scissors
Glue
Homemade puffy paint (click link for recipe)
Googly eyes
Black crayon or marker

For full instructions, click HERE.

 
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