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:
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.
- 2 paper plates
- cotton balls
- orange felt or card
- black felt or card
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.
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:
- A cotton ball
- 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!
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?