Get creative on rainy days and snow days with this gorgeous color-filled round-up of winter art and winter painting ideas for kids!
Keep children busy this winter with any of these fun winter art projects for kids. This post originally contained 10 children’s winter art projects–It has been updated to include even more winter art ideas for kids (and adults, too)!
This fun collection of winter art ideas for children will continue to be updated each winter to add all of the best NEW winter art ideas created by young artists from all over the world, complete with tutorials.
Scroll down to find all of the best winter tree art, snowman art, winter animal art, snowflake art, winter landscape art project ideas, and more!
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Winter Art Ideas for Kids
I hope you find some inspiration to create some beautiful winter art with kids after seeing these amazing examples. Little ones will need guidance from a parent or teacher to complete these winter art projects while older children can complete most of these winter painting ideas their own.
The winter art projects below are placed into categories so it is easy to find the type of winter art ideas for kids that you are looking for. Click on the creator of each art idea to see the full tutorial for each children’s winter art project. Have fun connecting with the kids creating winter art!
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Winter Tree Art Projects for Kids
Kids and teens love winter art for kids with trees and landscapes. More winter tree art projects can be found in “Winter Landscape Art Projects” below.
- Colorful Winter Tree Art | Rhythms of Play (not pictured)
- Winter Handprint and Fingerprint Tree Art (create all four seasons or just a winter tree.)
- Silhouette Winter Tree Art | Buggy and Buddy
- Stunning Winter Tree Silhouette | Inner Child Fun
- Easy Birch Tree Painting for Kids | The Educators’ Spin On It
- Birch Tree Winter Art project | How Wee Learn
- Colorful Abstract Winter Trees | Mary Making
- Alpine Trees | Painted Paper Art
- Oil Pastel Alpine Tree | Buggy and Buddy
- Bubble Wrap Snowy Tree| Glued to my Crafts
- Winter Tree Painting Ideas | Crafts on Sea (not Pictured)
- Aluminum Tape Winter Tree Art Project | Forget Him Not (not pictured)
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Winter Landscape Art Projects for Kids
There were so many gorgeous winter tree projects I had to separate them into “winter tree art projects” and “winter landscape art projects.”
Each of the winter landscapes below with the exception of one art project consists of trees. Many of the trees in the section above could also be considered landscapes or created as landscapes.
- Snowy Alpine Tree Landscape Watercolor Resist Art | Rhythms of Play
- Torn Tree Landscape Art | Art Projects for Kids
- Northern Lights Winter Landscape Art Lesson | Katy’s AnelNik Designs & Art Project Ideas
- Winter Watercolor Pine Tree Forrest | Craftsy
- Newspaper Winter Landscape | I Heart Crafty Things
- Winter Holiday Tree Squeegee Painting | Hello Wonderful
- Snowy Day Landscape Collage | Krokotak
- Sharpie Trees Winter Landscape | Art Projects for Kids
- Snowy Town Watercolor Landscape | Adventure in a Box (not pictured)
- Winter Landscape Reflection Art | The Pinterested Parent (not pictured)
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Winter Animal and Snowman Art for Kids
What could be more fun than learning about winter animals and then working on a winter animal art project? Any of these would make a great addition to a winter-themed homeschool unit.
Bird and animal Winter Art: Penguin, Cardinal, Owl, and Polar Bear Art Projects
- Mixed Media Winter Birdhouse | The Pinterested Parent
- Penguin Art Project | Deep Space Sparkle
- Handprint Cardinals | Artsonia Art Museum
- Cardinal Art Project | Runde’s Room
- Thumbprint Owls in the night sky | Kids Artists
- How to Paint a Snowy Cardinal | Family Focus Blog (not pictured)
- Mixed Media Winter Birds | The Pinterested Parent (not pictured)
- Polar Bear Art | That Artist Woman
- Colorful Polar Bear Pattern Art | The Crafty Classroom
- Easy Polar Bear Process Art | Play to Learn Preschool (not pictured)
Snowman Art Ideas
- Fingerprint Snowman Art | Rhythms of Play (not pictured)
- Snowman Painting ~ Winter Art Projects for Kids | Housing a Forest
- Snowman Directed Drawing | Proud to be Primary
- How to Paint a Simple Snowman | Flower Patch Farmhouse
- Loose Parts Snowman Art for Preschoolers | Teaching 2 and 3-Year-Olds (not pictured)
Winter Sky Art for Kids
Winter skies may not be regarded as the most beautiful of the year, but the winter sky art projects below will put that idea to the test!
- Windy Day Winter Art | Rhythms of Play
- Winter Sky Art for Kids | Craftulate
- Bleeding Tissue Paper Winter Skies | Art Projects for Kids
- Winter Sky Mosaics | ARTventurous
- Sparkly Mixed Medium Winter Paintings | Stay at Home Educator
Winter Rain, Snow and Ice Art Ideas for Kids
Most of the winter art projects featured below use real rain, snow, and ice to create beautiful winter art! Snowflake art projects are listed in their own category below.
- Rainbow Rainy Day Art STEAM | Rhythms of Play
- Painting Rain Art Prompt | Adventure in a Box
- Snowy Day Tissue Paper Art | Fireflies and Mudpies
- Winter Rain Watercolor Resist | SmArt Class
- Ice Painting | Messy Little Monster
- Painting on Ice Winter Art Project | Nurture Store
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Winter Snowflake Art Projects for Kids
Snowflakes are like winters butterflies. Help your children learn about symmetry and create gorgeous patterns making winter snowflake art with the kids!
- Watercolor and Oil Pastel Resist Snowflake | Arty Crafty Kids
- Winter Watercolor Resist Art with Free Printable Snowflake Template | Fun at Home with Kids
- Snowflake Art Trading Cards | Art Projects for Kids
- Winter Snowflake Stamp Art | The OT Toolbox
- Bleeding Tissue Paper | The Pinterested Parent
- Sugar Paint Snowflakes | Kids Craft Room
- Watercolor Doily Snowflake Art | Kitchen Table Classroom (not pictured)
- Salt Painted Snowflakes | The Best Ideas for Kids (not pictured)
Winter Handprint and Fingerprint Tree Art
Another fun seasonal project is this Four-Season Hand and Fingerprint Tree.
Create all four seasons using four mini-canvases or simply create a winter handprint tree with fingerprint snow on one piece of paper or a single canvas.
Another option is to make a regular tree with fingerprints for snow.
Related: Best Fingerprint Art Ideas for Kids
Christmas Art Projects for Kids
Since Christmas occurs at the beginning of the winter, we have decided to include a link to our Christmas art round-up. Pop over to have a look at this collection of fun and easy Christmas Art Projects for Kids!
We have collected lots of fun Christmas art ideas including cute Christmas handprint, footprint, and fingerprint art complete with fingerprint lights, handprint carolers, and fingerprint snowmen that the kids will LOVE!
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Valentine’s Day Art Projects and Painting Ideas
Finish off the winter with some fun Valentine’s Day art ideas! Click on the link to see this awesome collection of Valentine’s day handprint, footprint, fingerprint and heart art projects and painting ideas!
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Winter Art Projects for Kids
Creating winter art is a fun way to connect with nature during the colder winter months. For more fun winter ideas be sure to check out winter solstice celebration ideas and our winter bucket list seasonal activity guide.
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