10 Winter Crafts & Activities for Tots

The Winter months bring the challenge of keeping the kids entertained while indoors during cold and icy weather. Need a few Winter craft and activity ideas to help? Here are ten of our favorite ways to spend a Winter day!

1. Set up an “ice cream” shop for hours of pretend play fun!

2. Craft up some shiny snowflake mosaics.

3. Make your own indoor blizzard!

4. Decorate a Christmas tree craft.

5. Go ice skating in your living room. (slippery, but LOTS of fun!)

6. Design a beautiful sun catcher.

7. Paint some festive wrapping paper!

8. Snack on some CUTE and tasty marshmallow snowman treats.

9. Create (and play with) your own pine forest playscape!

10. Paint a candy cane (with the help of some masking tape for perfect stripes). Extra bonus points for painting in your pajamas!

Have fun!!

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  1. Love these! Thanks! And we paint in pajamas almost every weekend!

  2. Valerie, this came at the perfect time. I will have, in addition to my own preschooler and two school-aged children, a toddler and another preschooler staying with us for 5 days AND WE DON’T HAVE ANY SNOW ! (except the cool whip container-full that I went out and scooped up when I heard it was going to be 46*F that day–should have gotten more!)(oh, and all of the indoor play places are closed because of the way Christmas falls this year)

    Thanks so much for the ideas 🙂

    • I’m SO happy to hear that, Tera! Hope all goes well — have lots of fun crafting & enjoying the kiddos and have a very Merry Christmas!!! xoxo

  3. Great ideas! We always have a lull after Christmas and then the kids want “projects” again. I’ll be searching your blog 🙂

  4. We get bonus points all the time for painting in pajamas.

  5. Love all of these ideas!

  6. Suncatchers are beautiful – we might try some of these crafts in January.

  7. JDaniel will love getting to skate!

  8. Oooh what a wonderful selection of crafts. LOVE how you letting it snow on your bed. How fun!!!!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  9. What amazing ideas! JDaniel would love creating a forest to play in.