Preschool Winter Arts and Crafts



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Idea:
In art projects you can use many different items as snow (egg shells, flour, sugar, laundry soap, white sand, mashed potatoes, cotton, shaving crème, cool-whip, etc.)
Submitted by Lisa
Glitter Scene
Submitted by Nancy
What You Need:
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • Black Paper
What You Do:
  • Have your children paint a winter scene on black paper using glue. Before the glue dries sprinkle glitter all over it. This makes a lovely winter scene.
Idea:
Use ivory flakes mixed with water to create a wonderful winter scene.
Jell-O/Kool-Aid Art
Submitted by Irene
What You Need:
  • Kool-Aid or Jell-O (in powder form)
  • Ice
  • Paper
What You Do:
  • Make ice in a Popsicle mold. Sprinkle Kool-Aid or Jell-O on the child's paper. Let them use the ice Popsicle to push the powder around and create a really neat design.

Note: This idea also works with powdered Tempera Paint
Idea:
For a snowflake print cut a bell pepper in half and dip it in white paint
Glittering Snowballs
Submitted by Carla
What You Need:
  • Balloon
  • Glue
  • Yarn
  • Glitter
What You Do:
  • Blow up a small balloon for each child. Have them dip yarn pieces into a mixture of glue and water. Then have them put the yarn over the balloon. Have them do this until the balloon is mostly covered. Finally, pour glitter over the balloon and let dry. When it is dry you can pop the balloon and remove it. These are fabulous snowballs for a winter theme.
Idea:
For neat icicles, put a thick line of glue across black paper. Let the glue run down and then sprinkle glitter on it.
Submitted by Hollie
Suddenly Snowy
Submitted by Wendy
What You Need:
  • Paint
  • Markers/Crayons
  • Papers
What You Do:
  • Have your children create a summer scene. Then once they are done give them white paint and let them make it a winter one.
Idea:
For realistic looking snowflakes paint precut snowflakes with a thick mixture of Epsom Salt and Water
Submitted by Nancy
Paper Plate Snowmen
Submitted by Frances
What You Need:
  • Paper Plates
  • Pom-pom's or butons
  • Orange craft foam or rolled up orange paper
  • Cotton
  • Glue
What You Do:
  • Give each of your children three paper plates. Have them make a snowman smile and eyes with black Pom-pom's. Then have use the orange craft foam to make a carrot nose. Next fill in the spaces between the facial features with white cotton. Finally, glue the other plates to the bottom and add pom-pom buttons and small stick arms.
    For a smaller snowman use Cupcake liners, or small plates.
Idea:
For quick and easy snow flakes paint over dollies
Submitted by Paula
Northern Lights
Submitted by Sarah
What You Need:
  • Pastel colored chalk (pink, yellow, blue, green, and orange)
  • Construction paper (white and blue)
  • Glue
What You Do:
  • On the blue construction have the children use the sides of the chalk to color on the paper. This will look like a sunset. After their done with this they can add white paper for snow and draw winter animals
Snowman
Submitted by Paula
What You Need:
  • Paint
  • Balloons
  • Paper
What You Do:
  • Give your children three balloons (one big, one medium, and one small) Have them roll the balloons in white paint and then place them on a piece of paper (to make a snowman). Then give them black paint in order to add the features of the snowman.
Idea:
Use a mixture of shaving crème and glue to form a unique (puffy) winter art project (using cool-whip creates a similar result).
Submitted by Karen
Q-Tip Snowflake
Submitted by Val
What You Need
  • Q-Tips (or craft sticks)
  • Glue
  • Wax Paper
  • Glitter
What You Do:
  • Give each of your children small circles cut from wax paper. Have them glue on Q-tips in the rough shape of a snowflake with all touching in a middle puddle of glue. Sprinkle glitter onto the snowflake, and then let it dry for a couple of days. When it is dry you can peel it from the paper and you have a wonderful snowflake

Note: You can also use colored paper and let them leave it on the paper

Note: Add string before it dries to make the snowflake an ornament.
Idea:
Star prints make great snowflakes.
Submitted by Jen
Family Snowflake
Submitted by Sarah
What You Need:
  • Pasta
  • Bag
  • Paper
What You Do:
  • Send the ingredients home with your students with an explanation that they need to build a snowflake with their parents. They can use anything that they want to at their house. Remind them that all snowflakes are unique so they need to make theirs very unique. These all ways turn out really cute.
Idea:
Empty thread spools make great snowflake prints
Submitted by Lori
Contact Paper Snowman
Submitted by Amy
What You Need:
  • Contact Paper
  • Cotton or marshmallows
  • Pom-poms or chocolate chips
What You Do:
  • Give your children contact paper cut out as a snowman. Let them put cotton and other pom-poms and anything else they want to in order to make a unique special snowman.
Idea:
For a snowflake pattern cut several slits up from the end of a toilet paper roll and then bend them out. Dip in paint and press on paper. Note: If you use shape scissors you get even more unique snowflakes.
Submitted by Karen
Me in a Coat
Submitted by Gayle
What You Need:
  • Paper Plate
  • Cotton
  • Markers/Crayons
  • Paper
What You Do:
  • Have your children draw and color their face on a paper plate. Next cut two edges off a piece of paper to form a coat (have your children add buttons, pockets, etc) Finally glue the coat to the plate and put cotton around the edge of the plate to look like a hood.
Idea:
For a great winter paint mix white tempera paint and glitter, it has the consistency of snow paint sold in stores but is much, much cheaper.
Submitted by Amy
Idea:
Freeze colored water and let your children paint with it.
Submitted by Jen
Melted Snowman
Submitted by Danielle
What You Need:
  • Contact Paper
  • Ivory Snow
  • Paper
What You Do:
  • Have your children cut out a nose, eyes, buttons, etc from construction paper. Then put these along with ivory snow into contact paper. Fold over and weal and you have a melted snowman.
Idea:
Provide your children with different sizes of round corks in order to make snowmen.
Submitted by India
Mitten Collage
Submitted by Felicia
What You Need:
  • Butcher Paper
  • Construction Paper
What You Do:
  • Cut out the shape of a mitten from butcher paper. Have them glue on small squares of construction paper to form a collage type look.
Idea:
To add snowflakes to your classroom try coating mini pretzels with white paint and then gluing four together in a circle
Submitted by Holly
Tag Board Snowman
Submitted by Sarah
What You Need:
  • Tag Board
  • Paper
  • Paint
  • Rollers
What You Do:
  • Precut a snowman template out of tagboard. Then have your children roller paint on a piece of paper over the tagboard. This makes really neat designs.
Idea:
bring snow into the classroom, put it in the water table and let your children squirt colored water on it. The colors will mix into neat patterns.
Submitted by Beverly
Marble Mittens
Submitted by an Unknown Friend
What You Need:
  • Marbles
  • Paint
  • Paper
What You Do:
  • Have your children cut out mittens from the paper. Then give them a small covered container have them put their mitten in the container, dip marbles into paint and put them into the container. Close the container and let your children shake it. These really do make neat designs.
Idea:
Dip small, medium, and large balloons into white paint and have your children use them to make snowmen on paper.
Submitted by Joe
Handprint Mittens
Submitted by Annete
What You Need:
  • Paint
  • Paper
What You Do:
  • Cut large mittens out of paper. Give each of your children a large mitten and have them make handprints all over the mitten. This makes a cute bulletin boar or gift for your parents.
Idea:
Let your children paint with old mittens! They will love it!
Sub. by Irene
Great Big Class Mitten
Submitted by Heather
What You Need:
  • Paper
  • Paint
  • Glitter and any other supplies.
What You Do:
  • Cut a large mitten out of paper. Next cut the mitten into many small pieces. Give each of your children a piece. Tell them to design it as uniquely as they can. Put all of the pieces together and you have a unique mitten.
    Note: If you have a big class make two mittens, and connect them with yarn.
Idea:
Let your children paint with marshmallows, they can dip them in paint and use them as a stamp for snowmen
Submitted by Beverly
Paper Bag Snowman
Submitted by Mandy
What You Need:
  • Paper Bag (Two per child)
  • Pipe Cleaners (Red, Orange, Brown)
  • Newspaper
  • Felt
What You Do:
  • Have your children stuff one of the bags with newspaper. Next, have them put the second bag (opened) on top of the other in order to prevent the newspaper from spilling out. Tie off the top third of the bags in order to make it form a snowman's head (use red pipe cleaner to form scarf also). Add felt for facial features and clothing. Use the orange pipe cleaner for the carrot nose, and the brown pipe cleaner as stick arms.
Idea:
For a great snowflake print use a strawberry basket turned inside out.
Marshmallow snowman
Submitted by Lori
What You Need:
  • Marshmallows
  • Paper
What You Do:
  • Give your children a piece of paper with a snowman outlined on it. Have them lick marshmallows and then press them onto the paper to make a snowman, the marshmallows actually stick very well
Shredded Paper Snowman
Submitted by Tina
What You Need:
  • Construction Paper/Cardboard
  • Shredded Paper
  • Glue
  • Pom-poms or Buttons
  • Pipe Cleaners
What You Do:
  • Have your children cut out a snowman from the construction paper. Then give them shredded paper and have them glue it on the cutout. Next have them make a top hat from black construction paper. Finally let them add the facial features with Pom-pom (or button) mouth, pipe cleaner arms, and a Candy Corn Nose.
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