17 Classroom Winter Crafts That We Want to Try Right Now

It’s cold. Let’s make crafts.

17 Adorable Classroom Winter Crafts

Brrr! Can you feel the chill in the air? With freezing temperatures in New York, Florida, and everywhere in between, now is the perfect time to get creative in the classroom! Try one (or more) of these adorable, easy-to-do classroom winter crafts and watch your kids light up. Psst … pair them with a winter-themed read-aloud for extra learning and fun.

We used Walmart’s Online Grocery Pickup to get many of the supplies to make these crafts. No need to get out of the car when it’s below zero outside!

1. Stuck in a Snow Globe

Classroom Winter Crafts - Snowglobe Writing

Making your own snow globes is simple when you use clear plastic bowls, photos of your students, and this adorable writing prompt.

SOURCE: Boy Mama, Teacher Mama

2. Icy Cold Snow Paint

Snow Paint

Here’s a tip: When you chill the glue beforehand, it really feels like snow!

SOURCE: Growing a Jeweled Rose

3. Snowflake Yarn Art

Paper Plate Yarn Art

So perfect for talking about symmetry and shapes!

SOURCE: I Heart Crafty Things

4. Over and Under the Snow

Over and Under the Snow

Beautiful artwork inspired by Kate Messner’s picture book of the same name.

SOURCE: Arts @ Bell

5. Classroom Igloo

Classroom Igloo

Start recycling now, people!

SOURCE: Pinterest

6. Fingerprint Snow People

winter classroom crafts

Tiny canvases, acrylic paint, and toothpicks (oh, and fingers!) are all you need for this adorable keepsake.

SOURCE: A Cupcake for the Teacher

7. Custom Candles

classroom crafts

Use heat transfer to make these delightful and original candles. So clever!

SOURCE: Come Together Kids

8. Snowy Owl


All you need are pipe cleaners, googly eyes, cotton balls, and a pinecone. Voila! A sweet little critter to add to your nest.

SOURCE: Art Experience for Tots

9. Pasta Snowflakes


Who knew that coffee filters, straws, and wagon-wheel pasta could be so adorable? Tape them to your classroom windows or bulletin board to create a winter wonderland.

SOURCE: I Heart Crafty Things

Remember, you can save a little money on your pasta, straws, and coffee filters by using the code TEACHERS when you choose Walmart’s Online Grocery Pickup.

10. Winter Tree Silhouette


Use masking tape to create the shape of a winter tree, then paint a watercolor wash over the whole page. Once the paint is dry, remove the tape, and you’ll have this beautiful winter scene.

SOURCE: Inner Child Fun

11. Polar Bear Mask


Who can resist a fuzzy face like this? Pair this craft with a cozy read-aloud of a good book like The Little Polar Bear by Hans de Beer or Dancer Under the Lights: Polar Bears, Climate and You by Joe Sacco.

SOURCE: I Heart Crafty Things

12. Snowflake Tree

snowflake-tree2Here’s a fun twist on the age-old art of paper snowflakes. All you need is a bundle of sticks, some white copy paper, and scissors. Warning: You might want to have the recycle bin handy to capture all the scraps!

SOURCE: The Spruce

13. Stained Glass Mittens


Your kids will love seeing the sunlight dance across these stained glass mittens. You provide the frame, then they glue the squares of tissue paper. Simple!

Source: Kindercraze

14. Melted Snowmen


A new twist on the classic snowman craft. A sense of humor is definitely required!

SOURCE: Live Craft Love

15. Paper Plate Penguins


Another adorable critter to add to the collection! Pair this project with a read-aloud of one of the many hilarious adventures of Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester.

SOURCE: Our Potluck Family

16. Spring Break Countdown


A fun addition to any calendar!


17. Aspen Tree Art

Aspen trees and birds

This blogger paired this activity with the book Snowballs by Lois Ehlert.

SOURCE: I Heart Crafty Things

What are your favorite classroom winter crafts? Please share in the comments, and we’ll add them to this list. 


Posted by Elizabeth Mulvahill

Elizabeth Mulvahill is a passionate teacher, writer and mom who loves learning new things, traveling the globe and everything Zen.

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