Brrr it’s well and truly winter. Time for warm hats, hot chocolate and hopefully snow!

We’ve been teaching Evie all about Winter lately and these fun crafts have really helped her to develop a recognition of the season even more.

They’re also really short, simple and easy to do, which is great if your little one has a short attention span like mine. Here’s our 3 easy toddler winter crafts:

3 Easy Toddler Winter Crafts

Our daughter is 22 months old, and although these crafts have been a great way to introduce cutting and sticking to her, they are designed for you to do alongside your toddler. For all the crafts I did all the cutting out whilst Evie helped with all the sticking.

Top tip! It’s a really good idea to put down a matt and keep a bowl of water nearby. This will come in handy for those sticky, glittery hands.


Paper Plate Snowman

Our first toddler winter craft is this snowman paper plate. It’s so easy to do but a lot of fun.

You’ll need:

  • 2 paper plates
  • cotton balls
  • glue
  • orange felt or card
  • black felt or card
  • scissors

Simply cut out a circle from one paper plate and glue it to the larger plate so you have a head and a body of a snowman. Get your toddler to help you cover both paper plates completely in glue, and then have fun ripping up the cotton balls together and sticking them on.

Cut out some black circles for the eyes and buttons and an orange carrot shaped nose. Get your toddler to help put them in place.

Evie loved making this snowman. It is so, so easy to do but entertained her for a long time.


Felt Penguin

The second of our toddler winter crafts is this cute little felt penguin.

You will need:

  • Black felt
  • White Felt
  • Orange Felt
  • Googly Eyes
  • Glue (optional)

For this craft, simply cut out a penguin shaped body from the black felt and the white felt, followed by some orange feet and an orange nose.

You can either get your toddler to help glue it all together or you an use the parts to rebuild the penguin again and again.

This was a great craft for teaching Evie about the different parts of a penguin and how to put them together. She’s starting to recognise that animals have feet and facial parts too, even though they look different to humans.


Bobble Hat Picture

Our third toddler winter craft is this little bobble hat picture.

You will need:

  • Card
  • A cotton ball
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Anything else to decorate (we used glitter and pom poms)

This was such a fun and very messy craft to do. Simply cut out half a circle (it probably won’t be as bad as my attempt), in any colour you want. Get your little one to glue a cotton ball piece to the top for the bobble of the hat, and then let them get as creative as they like with glitter, pom poms and other craft items.

Evie has a serious love for sprinkling glitter over as many crafts as she can! She spent a good ten minutes covering the bobble hat, the kitchen floor and herself in glitter. A fun and easy craft to do, but I’d seriously advise a messy mat!

If you loved this be sure to check out our ‘3 easy toddler Autumn crafts‘, our ‘3 easy toddler Halloween crafts‘ and our ‘3 easy toddler Christmas crafts‘.

What do you think of our 3 easy toddler Winter crafts? Which is your favourite? Will you be trying any of these with your toddler?



  1. mummyofboygirltwins
    January 26, 2016 / 11:14 pm

    Fab ideas! I love these and so cute too 🙂 The hat one is genius. I am going to try these with my twins who just LOVE making things too xx

    • January 30, 2016 / 12:20 am

      Thank you so much. The hat is really cute isn’t it. I hope you enjoy them! x

  2. January 29, 2016 / 6:27 pm

    Love these craft ideas, especially the snowman! Any kid would love gluing cotton balls on anything, not to mention when it makes a snowman in the end! Also love how simple the hat craft is… you could always throw in a pair of mittens and a scarf for good measure!

    • January 30, 2016 / 12:30 am

      Thank you so much. They are so, so simple but fun. I tried to do mittens but couldn’t quite get the shape right haha. Next time! x

  3. January 30, 2016 / 9:49 am

    I love these ! So simple thank you I shall have a go at these this weekend.

    • February 6, 2016 / 8:17 am

      I hope you enjoyed them. The snowman is so much fun to make. Although Evie preferred the glittery hat! x

  4. February 3, 2016 / 2:13 pm

    Wow! These look great. I love your craft posts. I need to get felting with my girl xx

    • February 6, 2016 / 8:37 am

      Thank you so much!! I hope you manage to soon! x

  5. February 3, 2016 / 6:49 pm

    I think even I could manage these with my lack of creativeness! They look great the penguin is my favourite x

    • February 6, 2016 / 8:40 am

      They are so easy to do! And not too messy (bar the glittery one!) x

  6. February 3, 2016 / 8:03 pm

    I love these ideas, espeically with the weather being so bad. Trying to find things to do isn’t always easy. My favourite is the bobble hat one lol.

    • February 6, 2016 / 8:41 am

      Thank you so much! They’re great to do on a rainy day in. x

  7. February 3, 2016 / 9:27 pm

    some great ideas here. Love the snowman. I really need to start doing more crafts with the boys 🙂 x

    • February 6, 2016 / 8:41 am

      Thank you so much! I much prefer these easier crafts to really complicated. x

  8. February 3, 2016 / 10:19 pm

    I really like the make your own bobble hat idea! How creative. Such lovely ideas to do over winter, cant wait until my Penny gets abit more hands on x

    • February 6, 2016 / 8:42 am

      Thank you so much! It’s so great when they’re at this age. They really start to enjoy doing things like this. Although it does get very messy. x

  9. February 4, 2016 / 3:50 pm

    I remember making those snowman paper plate crafts when I was a tot. My school used to run an annual snowman competition every year and I loved creating my own! I think I even won once. Great Craft Ideas 🙂

    • February 6, 2016 / 8:45 am

      Awww that’s so cute that they’re been around for that long. You should definitely do it again now! 😀 x

  10. February 6, 2016 / 2:21 pm

    What fab ideas, that snowman is brilliant and thankfully they are all super easy to make too!

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