5 Easy Winter Crafts

5 Easy Winter Crafts

We’ve rounded up 5 brilliant and easy winter crafts to make with your little ones.

These lovely and super easy winter crafts will be ready in no time. Plus, they don't require any special tools or supplies. Get creative!

1) Pine cone hedgehogs

We love pine cone crafts, especially in the winter. Collect lots of pine cones on a family walk and use them to make crafts with your little ones. Remember to let your pine cones dry out on the windowsill for a couple of days or bake them in the oven if you’re impatient. Here is how to create easy pine cone hedgehogs: You’ll need (for 1 hedgehog):
  • Pine cone
  • Felt in brown, beige and black
  • Two googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun or super strong glue
  • Take the beige felt and cut out a face in the shape of a triangle
  • Stick the googly eyes on to the face
  • Take the black felt and cut out a small nose and glue it on to the face
  • Glue the face on to the pine cone
  • Take the brown felt and cut out two small ears and glue them on the pine cone just above the head
  • Your cute pine cone hedgehogs are ready!

2) Snowman puppet

 Create these lovely crafts using nothing but a couple of cotton pads and a lolly stick (or a small twig) You’ll need (for 1 puppet):
  • 1 wooden craft stick or a twig
  • 3 cotton pads
  • 2 googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Craft felt in different colours (black, orange, blue, yellow…)
  • PVA glue
  • Glue cotton pads on to a craft stick/twig. Overlap them slightly. Don’t forget to leave some stick exposed so children can hold the puppet
  • Glue on googly eyes
  • Take your felt and cut out an orange triangle nose, black eyes in the shape of a square, a hat, a scarf and buttons. Glue them on to the cotton pads.
  • Your snowman is ready! Remember to let it dry before playing with the puppet.

3) Pine cone bird feeder

 Birds need all the help they can get when it’s cold outside. Create a bird feeder out of a pine cone for all the lovely birds to dine on. You’ll need (for 1 bird feeder):
  • A big pine cone
  • Peanut butter or lard
  • Bird seeds and/or raisins
  • A piece of string
  • Mixing bowl
  • Attach the string to the top of the pine cone and tie in a knot around the top leaving the two ends free so that you can tie the bird feeder to a branch
  • Mix your peanut butter/lard and bird seeds/raisins together in a large mixing bowl
  • Pack the mixture around your pine cone creating a ball shape
  • Put your pine cone in the fridge for a couple of hours to set
  • Hang your bird feeder from a tree

4) Cinnamon stick reindeer

 We're sure your children will love this super easy winter craft. You only need a couple of supplies and these lovely reindeer will be ready in no time. You’ll need (for 1 reindeer craft)
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 googly eyes
  • 1 red pom pom for the nose
  • A piece of red ribbon
  • Hot glue gun or super strong glue
  • For the reindeer - place two cinnamon sticks in the shape of a “v”, then place the third stick horizontally on the top of your “v”. Glue all the sticks together (you might need to help little ones with glue)
  • Glue on the googly eyes and the pom pom (nose)
  • Glue a piece of ribbon on the back of your reindeer
  • Your cinnamon stick reindeer is ready

5) Potato snowman

 You’ll need:
  • A couple of potatoes
  • Small kitchen knife
  • White paint
  • Black and orange colouring pens
  • Sheets of colourful paper
  • Glitter (optional)
  • Clean, dry and cut the potatoes in half
  • Squeeze some white paint into a dish
  • Ask children to dip their potato stamps in paint and press them onto the paper. To make your snowman look even more festive, add a little glitter to the paint
  • Draw snowman’s eyes, smile, “arms” (sticks) and a carrot (nose) using colouring pens. Tip: you can also use real sticks for the snowman arms
  • Your potato snow man is ready!
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