Easy Winter Crafts for Teens to Make Right Now
Capture the beauty of the season with these winter crafts for teens. Your older kids will have a ton of fun working on these projects.
They’re a great way to bring the outdoors inside.
From snowflakes, icicles, snowmen, and winter animals like the arctic fox, there’s no shortage of popular symbols this time of year you can use for inspiration for the perfect winter craft.
Winter-themed DIY projects are a wonderful way for the whole family to spend an afternoon on a snowy day.
Keep reading for a bunch of great DIY projects teens can work on this season.
Winter Crafts for Teens
The beginning of the year is the perfect time for fun winter crafts. The holiday season is over, so it’s time to make the inside of our homes look like a beautiful winter scene. That means winter weather crafts.
Remember that crafts aren’t just for little kids. When you choose the right project, teens love creating things.
So, whether it’s been a while since your kids worked on a DIY project or they’ve been crafting for weeks, make time for some winter crafts.
Winter is a beautiful season, but unfortunately, it’s also one where we spend a lot of time indoors. DIY projects are a fun way to keep kids busy during the long winter days, so they’re not spending all of their free time watching TV and playing video games.
There are plenty of options for both crafty and non-crafty teens. The good news is that the ones listed below are all pretty simple, even if they look like you spent days working on them.
Since you are most likely stuck inside anyway, spend some quality time together making homemade decorations to celebrate winter. They’re fun things to do on a snow day!
Tweens can even turn their bedrooms into a winter wonderland with some cool decor they make themselves.
Winter Themed Crafts
So what makes a winter-themed craft? Basically, anything that makes you think of chilly weather.
When you’re making a craft to represent the season, there are plenty of symbols to choose from.
Snowflakes and snowmen are classic winter staples that can be used in a variety of creative ways, like folding paper snowflakes to making 3D snowmen from cotton balls.
Other popular designs include penguins, stars, ice skates, winter animals, sleds, and igloos.
If you’re making something for your personal use, instead of winter decor, think of projects that will keep you warm, like scarves, head coverings, blankets, and hot cocoa.
You’ll find plenty of winter motifs and warm practical items in the list below.
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Winter Craft Kits
If you’d rather go the simple route and use a craft kit to make something wintery, here are some great ideas.
- Make beautiful one of a kind snowflake sun catchers.
- These beaded snowflakes will look gorgeous in your windows.
- Use this kit to make an adorable penguin fleece blanket.
The winter craft ideas below are simple enough that tweens and teens will have no trouble completing them on their own.
They’re lots of fun, most require few craft supplies, and all of them will definitely help your family capture the beauty of the season.
So, grab a mug of hot cocoa, a yummy snack, and pull out the hot glue gun and get crafting!
These winter crafts will make it easy to celebrate the season with your older kids.
This cute tin can snowman will look adorable as part of your winter décor. It's a simple craft that's fun for kids and adults.
Combine DIY crafts and science by making some beautiful crystal icicles this winter.
After you complete this simple project, you can hang your crystals in the window for the season.
Everyone will love creating their own sock snowman to celebrate winter. It's an easy peasy no-sew craft for kids of all ages.
An easy way to add some fun to your winter décor this season is to make some unique snowflake window clings.
They're so easy to make and these little cuties look amazing when they're done.
Tweens will have so much fun making this cute mini penguin from a clay pot. Such an awesome winter decoration that will look great in their room.
Paper Snowflake Crafts
Learn how to make curled paper snowflakes. You can hang them from your chandelier, ceiling, or put them in the windows.
DIY Winter Snowflake Soap
Keep teens entertained during the winter time with this fun activity. Your teen will love making their very own snowflake soap.
Spinning Snowflake Card
This spinning snowflake card is a fantastic winter craft for teens who want to give a special card to someone.
Nordic Pattern Wood Slices
Nordic patterns, painted onto wood slice discs with acrylic paint, are a fun craft for the season. You can make them into garland or hang them from your windows to celebrate winter.
Frosty the Snowman Science Experiment
Make frost appear on a tin can using the power of ice and salt. It's simple, but pretty cool.
Teens can make winter shapes out of beeswax to hang up in their room. They can even mix essential oils in it for the ultimate room freshener.
Wooden Star Garland
Learn to make wooden star garland to brighten up your home during the dark winter months.
Hot Cocoa Bombs
Make your own hot cocoa bombs. Teens love them and they're easy to create.
Easy Orange + Clove Pomander Candle Holders
These simple tea light holders are a fun twist on the classic orange and clove candle holders. Teens can put them in their rooms for a wonderful smell.
Winter Greenery Embroidery Hoop Wreath
Learn how to make a simple winter greenery embroidery hoop wreath. This simple craft is perfect for decorating throughout the winter.
15 Minute Finger Knit Ear Warmer
This finger knitting project is simple and easy. All you need is some yarn and your hands to get started.
DIY Snow Globes
Crafting a snow globe during the winter time is a fun and engaging project that's perfect for teens.
During this age, many enjoy expressing themselves and this craft is easy to make and is completely customizable to their taste.
DIY Wood Block Snowman
If your teen is interested in simple woodworking, this easy snowman craft is for them.
With some wood and paint, they'll have a reversible decoration they can display all winter long.
DIY Hand Warmers
Make these homemade hand warmers to put in your pockets to keep your hands warm while you're out doing fun wintery activities.
Penguin Painted Rocks
Tweens will have so much fun making these cute penguins with river rocks and paint.
No Sew Stamped Blanket
Get crafty with fabric paint and DIY stamps. See how to make a cozy no sew fleece blanket with this tutorial.
Salt Crystal Paper Snowflakes
How to make super sparkly, six-sided, salt crystal snowflakes that will look amazing hanging in your windows this winter.
How to Paint a Snowflake Pouch
Simple to make, yet impressive looking, these snowflake pouches can be used to hold small items or as cute gift pouches.
Snowy Mountain Cork Board DIY
Teens can add a bit of winter to their rooms with this simple snowy mountain cork board. They'll love having a new place to display pictures and keepsakes.
As you can see, there are a bunch of adorable winter crafts older kids can work on this season.
Which winter-themed project is your family excited to create first?