13 Winter Art Projects for kids

13 Winter Art Projects for Kids


13 Winter Art Projects for Kids

Now that it’s winter,* how about some winter art projects for kids?

Most art activities are wonderful all year round, but here are some that are especially suited to winter because of the themes or materials.





Winter mittens

Evergreen trees


So, if you’re looking for especially wintry art ideas to try, try these!

*Daphne, my younger daughter, asked me if it’s winter yet and I said, “Yes, sweetie.” Maia countered with “No, it’s not! The first day of winter is December 21st.” And I said, “Okay, yes, technically the first day of winter is December 21st, but it’s starting to feel like winter and many people consider winter to start now.”

13 Winter Art Projects for Kids

Glue Resist Snowman

1. Glue resist snowman paintings

Create these beautiful wintry paintings with just a few materials. A wonderful project for toddlers and up!

Starry night watercolor salt resist painting

2. Sticker resist starry night cards

These gorgeous watercolor resist cards are so easy to make with watercolor paint, stickers and salt!

DIY Glitter Tape Cards

3. DIY glitter tape Christmas trees

Add sparkle to handmade Christmas cards with this DIY glitter tape! Easy to make with double sided tape.

Washi tape resist and watercolors with salt on Meri Cherry

4. Washi tape resist trees (on Meri Cherry)

Try this watercolor tape resist project and add some salt for a lovely dappled effect!

monoprinting with kids

5. Monoprint winter art for kids

Learn the basics of monoprinting and the possibilities are endless! A great printmaking project for kids.

Watercolor paintings with salt resist

6. Snow painting technique for kids

Add a sprinkle of salt to your winter watercolor paintings. Dry and brush off to reveal snow!

Christmas melting crayon art paintings

7. Melting crayon art Christmas paintings

Melted crayon art is SO much fun! Create vibrant and colorful lines and then paint over for a watercolor resist project.

Puffy Painted Snowflakes on Inner Child Fun

8. Puffy paint snowflakes (on Inner Child Fun)

This puffy paint is easy to make with flour, water and food coloring! Put paint in a squirt bottle and create winter puffy paintings.

9. Colored ice sculptures :: outdoor winter art for kids

A simple and colorful sculpture project for kids. Freeze colored water in muffin tins and stack shapes to create ice sculptures.

Winter Art Project Inspired by Jan Brett

10. A Jan Brett inspired winter art activity

Paint a pair of mittens, inspired by Jan Brett’s beloved winter classic, The Mitten.

How to Create Mixed Media Flowers

11. Mixed media flowers for Christmas cards

Draw and paint flowers in this mixed media art project. These make wonderful Christmas cards!

Shivery snow paint recipe for kids on Jeweled Rose

12. Puffy paint snow recipe and snowman (on Growing a Jeweled Rose)

This snow paint is simple to make with just a few ingredients and dries puffy! Great for creating snowman, snowflakes and other winter art!

Alpine Trees from Painted Paper Art

13. Alpine tree paintings (on Painted Paper in the Art Room)

Beautiful alpine trees that help bring nature’s beauty indoors all winter long. Try these alpine trees for more winter inspiration as well!

How about you? What are your favorite winter art projects for kids?

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  • Reply
    December 1, 2015 at 7:37 am

    Well, it’s not Winter here so I guess we could just say, it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas with those kind of activities … 21st December will probably see the other end of the spectrum – full beaches with people desperately trying to cool off from 40ºC heat but with a great Christmas spirit. We’re going to spend ours parked under some sheaoks overlooking the beach this year with some seafood, bathers and beach games. Makes a change from a traditional Christmas dinner with the family, that’s for sure. There’s some great Summer Christmas holiday activities there anyhow to get us into the spirit and make it feel like it’s cooler that it is!

    • Reply
      Jean Van't Hul
      December 4, 2015 at 6:34 am

      Enjoy your summer Christmas, Brigitte! Beaches and seafood sound like a wonderful way to spend Christmas!

  • Reply
    Raising The Capable Student
    December 1, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    We live in a warmer climate…still dealing with falling leaves, BUT these look like a fun way to have it feel like winter!

  • Reply
    December 16, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    Just some fantastic doable ideas here.

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