Oh yes, WINTER is most definitely upon us. The days are short. The nights are long.. as we huddle indoors to keep warm, we have more time for arty crafty goodness. Though we have a great list of Winter Crafts for Kids already, I thought it would be nice to pull together some Winter ART PROJECTS for kids too. Naturally, this list is complimented by our Winter Art Projects for Preschool (and there will be some overlaps, as some projects are great for all ages)! These Winter Art Projects are a wonderful way to cheer up the gloomy days.. especially beyond Christmas, when the twinkly lights come down and our walls become more bare again.
Winter Art Projects for Kids
Winter Birds and Birch Trees – though this Winter Art Project was originally a guest post by the Educator’s Spin on it, designed as a cute Valentine’s Day Card, I think it makes for a great Winter Art Project too. Learn how to create birch trees and use the simple collage technique to make them pop! So sweet!
Similarly this Watercolour Birch Tree Art Project was also first designed as a Valentine’s Day Card – but again, I think it makes a beautiful art project for kids to make in Winter. Love how the theme is similar in both art projects and yet the approach and technique is totally different!
Strictly speaking, this particular EXECUTION of this Bubble Wrap Winter Trees should be the Preschool Winter Art Projects section. As my son was only little when we made these collages. We love the bubble wrap process though and think kids of all ages would still enjoy it. Add some super cute finger print robins and this makes for a great Bubble Wrap Four Seasons exploration!
Here is a lovely examples where older students have had a go at the Bubble Wrap Winter Trees. More Snowy Trees by glued to my crafts.
Similarly to our Bubble Wrap Winter Trees above, this Winter Colours Collage is a great way to explore the seasons through the theme of COLOUR! The full set of four seasons that we created using this technique. Looked so pretty together. See the full set of Sun Catcher Four Seasons here.
Similarly to the Winter Trees Collages made above, these Snowflake suncatchers are super fun to make too!
The theme for the four seasons continues with our Nature Winter Trees. A wonderful way to look and connect to the Winter Season through what you can see and find outdoors. Once again, you can see all our Nature Four Season Projects in one place too!
Finally, we have some easy Winter Trees inspired by this great post from Inner Child Fun. They are super easy to do and therefor perfect for Preschoolers, however, my older kids still enjoy this kind of art process. the “magic” of resist art never seems to wear off for them!
We love a bit of recycling… use that shredded paper for these Shredded Paper Snowman Collages by Babycentre!
Crayon resist art by Fun At Home with Kids. Another simple Winter Art Project for kids that is like magic! What other winter scence could you add with the crayons?
Some wonderful collaged Tree Winter Art by I Heart Craft Things. This could work really well as a “together project” with younger kids too!
Gorgeous Winter Landscape Art – using simple shapes and q-tips by Krokotak
Another “magical” and fun winter project, is to have a go at PUFFY PAINT. Have you ever tried it? No? Then you should. See it magically puff up! We greated a set of “Thank you” cards with our Puffy Paint Snowglobes!
Similarly we have Puffy Paint Snowflakes by our friends over on Inner Child Fun!
Super fun snowglobe art projects by Art with Mrs Nguyen
Bleeding Tissue Paper Landscape by Art Projects for Kids
Similarly – the same process but a different interpretation by The Pinterested Parent
Direct Snowman Art from Proud to be Primary
Lots of fun snowman crafts on Mrs Russels Creative Class – but particularly love the ripped paper snowmen.
Similarly I adore this paper Snowy Owl by Hannah’s Art Club
This Melted Snowman Art is just fantastic! Check out the Tiny Art Room for full instructions.
Mixed Media Winter Bird House Art by the Pinterested Parent
Penguin Collage Art – a gorgeous Winter Art project for preschoolers and kids of all ages by All Students Can Shine – what other variations on this technique can you think of? A snowman would be lovely, some Winter Trees would look great too!
Polar bear art – these look so cute and easy to do – find out more from Fairy Dust Teaching