Looking for a fun winter craft! These winter art projects and winter craft ideas are great for staying indoors this winter season.
They are perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten children, and other elementary aged kids.
Ice Crafts & Activities
From colorful melting ice experiments, to frozen ice castles, ice caves and pretty ice sun catchers for your garden, we have ooodles of ice crafts inspiration to take you right through the winter months.
Use your freezer to create if the temperatures aren’t cold enough outside!
Fun Winter And Icy Crafts For Kids
1. Popsicle Stick Dolls “ that Ice-Skate! For Preschoolers
Do you have extra craft sticks lying around and are wondering what to do with them? Well this is an exciting new spin on this ever popular classic craft that your kids are going to absolutely love making and playing with. See how to make it on MollyMooCrafts
2. Experimenting with Dry Ice For Older Kids
Dry Ice is way cool!! Curious kids will love this exciting experiment that they can make, but not touch. See how to make on Tinkerlab
3. Make An Ice Cave For Kids
One of my favorite Ice activities!! It’s definitely on my to-do list this winter! They make fantastic homes for the Lego, Playmobil, and plastic animals. Use your freezer to create if the temperatures aren’t cold enough outside. See how to make on Blue Bear Wood
4. Beautiful Ice Decorations For Your Winter Garden
Take your time as you and the kids explore your environment and search for pretty goodies to freeze and hang from trees in your winter garden! So beautiful. Plus its a fun way to work on fine motor skills. Kind of like an “I Spy” game encased in ice! See how to make on Mess For Less.
5. Icy Snow Painting For Toddlers
Forget the Snowman!! I want a cute painted snow cat like this guy – soooo cute by Kids Craft Room. And easy peasy craft for little hands.
6. Winter Ice Wreaths Preschoolers Can Make
More easy crafts! This will fast become one of your favorite winter crafts! Cake tins at the ready! via What Do We Do All Day. I wonder if you could mix in puffy paint water color paints to make it freeze colorful.
7. Rainbow Ice Ball Sensory Bin For Toddlers
Check out more fun projects. This is a fun and engaging sensory activity. Great to play with, just pick up and watch the colors run into each other as the ice balls melt. via Craftulate
8. Colored Ice Sculptures in the Snow For Kindergarteners To Make
This winter build some colored ice sculptures in the snow – the best outdoor fun.
See the magic on Happy Hooligans
More Icy Fun
9. Ice Sculptures For Toddlers
The best frugal fun to keep your kids engaged. Watch the colors mix and change as the ice melts. via Not Just Cute
10. Melting Elsa’s Frozen Hands Game For Kids
Fans of Disney’s Frozen or not, this activity is so so fun for kids. It will definitely go down as one of your all time favorite simple science activities. via Happy Hooligans
11. Melting Ice with Salt and Watercolors Activity For Preschoolers and Toddlers
Your kids will just love to watch the ice melt, pop, crack and split apart when the salt and watercolors ‘do their thing’. A really fun and colorful science experiment for kids via The Artful Parent
12. Winter Wonder Ice Votives For Kindergarteners
Water + Glitter + Disposable Cups = peaceful and elegant string of nature candles to light up your drive or patio.
So so beautiful from This Heart of Mine
13. Ice Train Play For Toddlers
I need to but more cake molds after seeing this idea! and I love how she little ‘engineer’ stretched out a long sheet of paper to draw his train track on – so special from Jessica Petersen of Play Trains
14. Vanilla Snow Ice Cream For Kids To Make
Simple for the kids to make, and tasty too! This is a fun activity for a cold winter day using a batch of fresh snow and simple ingredients from the kitchen. Especially when it is too cold to play outside! See how to make with Tag and Tibby
15. Colored Ice Cube Play For Toddlers
Perfect for indoor winter play or outdoors on hot summer days. via Kids Activities Blog
16. Cool Ice Science Experiments For Older Kids
–Even More Ice Activities
17. Printing Ice Rocks For Younger Kids
I adore the idea of making ice rocks with balloons and painting them with liquid watercolors. This just went straight to the top of my to do list!! See the process unfold on Play Dr Hutch
18. Frozen Ice Castles from Sand Castle Molds For Kids To Make
These are so easy to make and will inspire your kids to re-create scenes from what, I’m sure, has become a favorite movie in your house. See the magic right here on Kids Activities Blog
19. Winter Ice Boats For Preschoolers
Winter fun for basins, bowls, or even in the bath. So simple, so fun from Alpha Mom
20. Exploring Ice This Winter For Older Kids
Ice + colored salt = wow! How amazing does this look? See how to replicate in your home or classroom on Nurture Store
21. Build Your Own Frozen Ice Palace For Younger Kids
I never thought of adding glitter to the molds before pouring in the water and freezing – so cool!!! See the glory of making and storytelling on Nurture Store
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These winter themes are a great way to spend time indoors during the icy weather.
What is your favorite winter craft for kids? Let us know in the comments!