When the weather outside is frightful, come inside and make something delightful. Here are some fun winter crafts to do with your 2 and 3 year olds.
The first is a color page of a scarf. After the children color them or 🎨 them. Help them to hole punch the ends and add cut yarn pieces. Some of the 2 year olds need more scaffolding. You can punch the hole and cut the yarn pieces for them a head of time.
For the mitten, have a precut paper mitten and allow the children to add colored tissue pieces. Then add glue. We used chubby paint brushes to paint on our glue. For a parent friendly approach (that some of my daycare assistants preferred) You could trim around the edges that overlapped the mitten.
For these winter hats, have paper plate halves available with markers and lick and stick tape and Pom poms and glue too.
For our winter tree, we used a die cut of a tree layered with 2 colors of paper. The children added "snow" cotton balls with glue sticks and some stickers.
Lastly for our snow flakes I had painters tape shaped like a snow flake taped to cardstock. The children painted with paint shades of blue and white. After they dried the children removed the paint to reveal their snow flakes.
What are some of your favorite winter crafts you've done? Share your ideas with others in the comments below.