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Pastel & Watercolor Winter Scenes

We are expecting our first snowfall tomorrow. There are very few things as beautiful to me than the first snowfall of the year. Just the thought of snow, made me giddy and inspired this fun and pretty art project for the kiddos. We live in the woods, so I just wanted something that looked like our backyard after a snow storm.

  This is an easy painting project that will be fun for kids to adults. I think they will love how the pastel resist and the watercolors work together to make these simple winter scenes.


Pastel resist and watercolor painted winter scene - pretty and easy winter and Christmas art project for kids

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Paper Plate Four Season Spinner

We live in New England. It is not uncommon to be playing in the snow one day and then to be outside in shorts the next. The weather can be crazy and unpredictable. As much as we sometimes like to complain about the ever-changing weather, I would not change it for a thing. There is something to love about each season.  My favorite is watching the trees. I love the gorgeous colors that the fall brings and the  haunting beauty of a bare tree getting ready for the winter. Right now, we are excited to see the buds on the trees preparing to sprout for the spring. We love each and every season. Because of this, four season crafts are a favorite of ours. Here is a fun four season craft with a twist (literally).Paper plate four season spinner. Winter, spring, summer and fall trees. arts and crafts for kids.

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Mixed Media Winter Birds

Mixed media projects are a favorite of ours. Mixed media is great for preschoolers to adults. I love mixed media and had fun making these winter birds, but for me the best part is watching my 5-year-old during her creative process. It is amazing. I wanted to make a cardinal and my daughter opted for a chickadee or a “chickpea” as she refers to it. We have a printable template for each of these winter birds available for your convenience. Mixed Media Winter Birds with free printable cardinal & chickadee templates. Beautiful winter art projects for kids

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Throwing Snowballs Mixed Media

We got our first real snowfall this weekend. There is nothing like the first snow of the season. It is so magical. We had a great weekend playing in the snow. We made a snowman, of course, but the highlight of our weekend was the snowball fights. I had so much fun watching my little one winding up to throw a snowball at me. Our snowy adventure was the inspiration for this fun piece of mixed media.

Throwing snowballs craft or mixed media art with free printable template. Winter arts and crafts for kids. Snow crafts

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Paper Cup Christmas Bells

On an impulse, I bought a box of jingle bells the other day. My daughter ripped into them immediately and started playing with them. She ran and got herself a pipe cleaner and made a jingly anklet. My little girl, was so thrilled about her new musical jewelry that she wanted to make more with our jingle bells and making bells seemed like an obvious, but fun choice. This is a great craft for the holidays. Make a Mr. & Mrs. Claus or some angels. Try a pack of Christmas carolers or just decorate your bells with paint, markers, tissue paper, stickers or gems.

Dixie Cup Christmas Bells - Christmas and winter arts and crafts for kids. See out Santa and angel bells

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Mixed Media Elf Shoes

We love mixed media art projects. Last winter, we made several mixed media artworks including a Christmas village, a snowy birdhouse and even a cute and cuddly little penguin. This year, we started our first, of I am sure many, Christmas projects with these adorable elf shoes. We say elf shoes, but the fun and focus is on the tights. Break out your paints, newspaper, markers and anything else you can think of and make your own cute and funny elf project.Mixed media elf shoes with printable template for your convenience. - Use paint, paper, newspaper, markers or watercolors to create these fun and colorful elf shoes. Winter and Christmas arts and crafts.

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Paper Plate Snowman Skier Craft

A couple of days ago we made a paper plate ice skating craft. It was a huge hit with our audience, but an even bigger hit with my little girl. She couldn’t get enough of it. She loved making the skater move around the “ice”(paper plate). Almost as soon as we finished making it, she said “I know what we can do next. We need to make a skiing craft.” She was so excited about this that she could not wait, so together we brainstormed and came up with this adorable snowman skier. Paper plate snowman skier. Interactive arts and crafts project for the kids for the winter.

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Paper Plate Ice Skate Craft

My five year old is an aspiring hockey star. She loves it on the ice and I love watching her. An old photo of her on skates inspired this paper plate ice skater craft. If you are looking for a cute and sweet winter project, don’t look any further. These adorable ice skaters are a fun winter craft with an interactive twist. Your kids will love coloring in the printable templates. They can add their own faces or draw in ones of their own design.

Interactive paper plate ice skater craft with boy and girl printable templates - ice skating - winter and Christmas arts and crafts for kids

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Fork Painted Christmas Tree

♫ Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, this fork painted Christmas tree craft is looooovely!! ♫

We love playing around with different painting methods., especially ones where we get to paint without brushes. If you have a disposable fork and some paint, you can make this pretty project today. This technique is fun, easy and perfect for painting Christmas trees or winter tree landscapes. Fork painted Christmas tree - winter arts and crafts projects for kids. Stamp and paint with a fork.

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Yarn Wrapped Winter Hats

Yarn wrapped crafts have always been a favorite of ours. We have made yarn wrapped hearts, dolls and even bumble bees, but nothing has ever seemed quite as fitting to be wrapped in yarn than these winter hats. These yarn wrapped winter hats are a cute, colorful and a wonderful craft and activity to exercise those fine motor skills.Yarn wrapped winter hats crafts, wonderful for fine motor skills - kids arts and crafts for the winter

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