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Interesting crafts on the theme of winter: ideas for classes with a child

You can make an original and interesting craft on a winter theme using various materials at hand You can make an original and interesting craft on a winter theme using various materials at hand. There are a lot of educational games for a child. Each of them helps kids to better understand the world around them, contributes to the development of fine motor skills of hands and creative imagination. You can collect jigsaw puzzles or Lego, paint pictures, sculpt from plasticine, work with glue and paper. Or combine all these interesting activities into a master class by making winter crafts with your own hands using various materials.

DIY crafts for the exhibition: materials used

Making crafts is an exciting activity that will appeal to both the child and the parents. The main thing is to find an interesting and understandable topic for the kid, which he can embody in his product. Materials should be selected based on the age of the child.

A beautiful winter craft made from scrap materials will surely please both children and adults A beautiful winter craft made from scrap materials will surely please both children and adults

For making crafts with a baby 2 – 4 years old, it is better to use:

  • Plasticine (you can sculpt figures, a house, furniture);
  • Safe paints (for drawing with your fingers – one of the favorite pastimes for children);
  • Big cones (to create little people or a Christmas tree);
  • Cotton wool (can be used to decorate crafts).

The use of glue is permissible only with full supervision by an adult..

At a more conscious age (from 5 to 6 years old), you can take on complex work, for the manufacture of which small parts are used. These can be cereals, shells, beads, sparkles, pieces of polystyrene and various gifts of nature. Intricate patterns of pictures that need to be “painted over” with small objects develop well the imagination.

The subject matter of products can be very different: winter fun, parenting profession, fair, school, England or war. Also, children may be interested in how to make a Ukrainian craft from natural materials. Therefore, in this case, you should focus on the age of the child and his preferences..

DIY winter crafts: making a snow cap

The main decoration of any winter fake is “snow” made of various materials. Voluminous hats will help create a New Year’s mood, giving the product realism.

It is quite possible to make a beautiful snow cap from cotton wool and paper. It is quite possible to make a beautiful snow cap from cotton wool and paper.

To make a fluffy cover, you can use:

  • Glue;
  • Cotton wool;
  • Paper napkins;
  • White bulk materials (salt, sugar, rice).

After decoration with any of the listed materials, the product should be left to dry for several hours. The time is chosen depending on the volume and complexity of the craft: from four hours to one night.

To make snow from cotton wool, you need to dilute a small amount of glue with water. Then moisten small pieces of cotton wool in the resulting composition, squeeze and straighten. Stick to the product by gently pressing with your fingers. Snow is made in the same way from paper napkins..

The finished craft can also be greased with glue and sprinkled with sugar or cereals. Although such a cover will not be very voluminous and fluffy, it will be able to convey the winter atmosphere..

Winter craft for kindergarten: forest landscape

The most popular type of creativity is panel making. Most often, the theme of nature is proposed, and the child’s imagination already tells itself what should be embodied on paper. It is better to start with making a simple product in the form of a forest winter landscape. Such a picture can be brought to a kindergarten by decorating it with a New Year’s exhibition..

Additionally, you can decorate the winter craft with a forest landscape Additionally, you can decorate the winter craft with a forest landscape

For work you will need:

  • Blue cardboard;
  • Colored paper;
  • Glue;
  • Cotton wool;
  • Rice;
  • Green dye;
  • Pencil.

First, draw a line on a sheet of cardboard, which will mark the border between the sky and the snow. Next, sketch out the trees. You can choose any shape: both oval and triangular (to get a Christmas tree).

Then you should mix a teaspoon of water with a few drops of green dye, pouring the composition into a bag. Pour half a glass of rice there, mix everything. As soon as the cereal turns green, the contents of the bag must be laid out on a sheet of paper and left to dry..

Each part must be covered with a layer of glue, then densely sprinkled with colored rice. This will make the craft look more natural..

It remains only to glue the pieces of cotton wool on the place where the snow should lie. And also cut out a bright yellow sun from colored paper. It turned out to be a beautiful winter forest!

Do-it-yourself winter postcards: snow-covered window

As a gift to close relatives with a baby 4 – 5 years old, you can make original postcards in the form of windows. A distinctive feature of such crafts lies in the white “snow”, which will beautifully “fall” when the product is twisted..

A winter card made by a child's hands will be a great gift for the New Year holidays A winter card made by a child’s hands will be a great gift for the New Year holidays 

To make a postcard you will need:

  • Colored paper;
  • Cardboard;
  • Plastic bag with a zipper;
  • Sugar;
  • Glue.

First, we make the base for the postcard. To do this, a sheet of cardboard must be bent in half with the colored side out. Then we cut out a window from colored paper (you can use a ready-made printed template). Now we start making snowfall: put 1 – 2 tablespoons of sugar in a bag.

To squeeze out excess air, you need to press on the bag. The main thing is not to overdo it. If there is no air at all, the sugar will not pour over. This means that it will not work to simulate snowfall..

Then the package must be glued along the edges to the cover of the future postcard, after placing the sugar in the center. Attach the cut-out window on top. It remains only to form curtains from colored paper or fabric and glue. Once the craft is dry, you can watch the “snow” blizzard by adding themed musical composition to create the mood.

Winter crafts from plasticine: sculpt animals

Winter is most often associated with a Christmas tree, a snowman, Santa Claus and various characters in Russian fairy tales: a bear, a hare, a chanterelle. All these characters can be molded from plasticine, making an original volumetric composition.

In order to make a creative craft, you can also use plasticine. In order to make a creative craft, you can also use plasticine. 

To make a hare and a bear you will need:

  • Blue plasticine;
  • Brown plasticine of light and dark shades;
  • Stacks.

For the hare’s torso, roll an egg out of blue plasticine, and attach small “sausages” (ears) to the upper part. Then we make four legs, which are slightly flattened balls. We connect all the details and design the face.

The bear is done in a similar way. The only difference is in the number of details: the body will consist of a round head and body. Ears need to be made from round balls.

The rest of the animals are made in a similar way, from which an original thematic composition will be obtained. Children’s fairy tales are the best inspirers to create a masterpiece.

DIY winter house: craft from salt dough

Original crafts are made from salted dough. For example, you can make a fairytale house that will be a great decoration for a room..

It is quite simple and easy to make a winter house from salt dough. It is quite simple and easy to make a winter house from salt dough.

Of the materials you will need:

  • Dough;
  • Foil;
  • Paints and brushes;
  • Stack;
  • Glass with water.

The modeling dough should not stick to your hands. If there is no ready-made mixture, you can use the following recipe: mix a glass of salt, two – flour and one – liquid (water). Add a tablespoon of oil.

First you need to take a piece of dough and put it on a baking sheet. Roll out, giving the shape of a house. Mark a small window in the center of the workpiece with a stack. Then start decorating the house with “logs” rolled out of dough. Finish the window and roof with the same blanks..

Further, the craft is made out at your own discretion. You can mold flat flowers, a snowman, a Christmas tree or snow patterns from the dough. Attach all parts to the workpiece.

Now the craft must be sent to the oven for 40 minutes. After it cools down, you can start staining.

DIY sports crafts: ideas for making with a child

Winter views are not the only subject to be embodied in creative works. A kindergarten or school often offers a child to make sports-themed crafts. There are many options for such work.

If you decide to make a winter craft with a child, you should prepare the necessary materials for work in advance If you decide to make a winter craft with a child, you should prepare the necessary materials for work in advance

For example, you can create a voluminous composition showing a sports camp on Lake Baikal, figure skating or skiing competitions. Make humans and animals from plasticine, trees from foam. Use toothpicks as support elements, and cut out any missing parts from paper.

Little sports creators can paint a picture with their fingers using special paints.

With a child of primary school age, you can make Olympic rings out of cardboard. Such a craft is made simply: circles with large holes are cut out and decorated with the appropriate colors.

We make crafts on a winter theme (video instruction)

Winter is a great occasion for making thematic crafts from various materials. This activity can captivate a child from an early age. The main thing is that parents are always there, preparing to help in case of difficulties. Such work not only helps to fully develop the baby, but also brings the family closer. And it even helps adults to plunge back into a distant, but such a wonderful childhood..

Examples of crafts on the theme of winter (photo)