Winter Crafts for Children and Teens

Posted on November 28, 2016

by Angela B

Since I started working at the Kent Branch Library, I have had a “Holiday Cards and Gifts” program. The children are very excited to see which crafts we are going to make for them to give their family and friends. We usually make 3 cards, 3 ornaments, and a small special gift.

I compiled my favorite crafts, both new and old, to share with you. Hopefully, at least one of these projects can keep your little ones busy this wintry season!

This first craft consists of cups, felt, pompoms, and pipe cleaners. Find the instructions at Crafts by Amanda.

Foam cup snowmen

Photo by Crafts by Amanda

This next project is from Life with Moore Babies. Search for pinecones and acorns to create these little cuties!

Snow Fairies

Photos by Life with Moore Babies

This elegant evergreen is easier than it seems! Get the instructions from Homemade Gifts Made Easy.

Miniature Christmas Tree Ornaments

Photo by Homemade Gifts Made Easy

I never have any luck with gingerbread, that’s why I love this stylish substitution from Little Red Window.

Tiny Cardboard Gingerbread Houses

Photo by Little Red Window

The next three greeting cards are classics at Kent Branch. These are so simplistically charming that any age can create a cherished card.

Holiday Greeting Cards

Photo by Angela Bronson

This origami penguin bookmark from Red Ted Art is a really easy craft and cute gift for any bookworm.

Easy Penguin Bookmark Corner

Photo by Red Ted Art

This is a great home-made gift idea from Hello Wonderful. Anyone would love this gift!

Easy Handmade Christmas Soaps

Photo by Hello Wonderful

Even the birds need a bit of cheer during the cold season. Create these Cheerio crafts with limited supplies. Another great idea from Red Ted Art.

Easy Bird Feeders – Cheerio Bird Feeders!

Photo by Red Ted Art

Serving Pink Lemonade has my favorite dough recipe to make crafts. Paint with acrylics and tie with bow to complete an ornament, or glue a magnet on the back for a gift.

Gifts Kids Can Make - Baking Soda Oranments

Photo by Serving Pink Lemonade


We love to craft -- Christmas : fun stuff for kids -- 17 handmade fabric & paper projects / Annabel Wrigley A Very merry paper Christmas : 25 creative ornaments & decorations / contributors, Anastasia Bosakowski, Ellen Deakin, Silvina De Vita, Alexandra Harrison The Big book of holiday paper crafts : [easy keepsake designs for handmade projects that show how much you care] The Artful year : celebrating the seasons & holidays with family arts and crafts / Jean Van't Hul
Supercraft : easy projects for every weekend / Sophie Pester and Catharina Bruns Sewn together : 25 fun projects to sew with kids / Jenny Doh Red Ted art : cute and easy crafts for kids / Maggy Woodley Mini makers : crafty makes to create with your kids / Laura Minter & Tia Williams


Fun and Festive Winter Crafts - Snow Globes, Groundhog Puppets, and Fairy Masks Fun and Festive Crafts For the Seasons by Randel McGee Snowflakes for All Seasons - 72 Fold & Cut Paper Snowflakes by Cindy Higham 101 Great Gifts Kids Can Make by Stephanie Mueller Fun Christmas Crafts to Make and Bake Over 60 festive projects to make with your kids by Catherine Woram
Recycling Christmas cards [eBook] : Eco Craft Projects and Ideas to Repurpose Holiday Cards / Anneke Lipsanen Holiday Crafting and Baking with Kids - Gifts, Sweets, and Treats for the Whole Family by Jessica Strand Holiday Crafts - 50 Projects for Year-Round Family Fun by Linda Reece Paper Crafts for Christmas by Randel McGee

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