6 Winter Art Projects for Kids

As the Editor of this site, I am constantly blown away by the creativity and talent of our contributors! So, today I’m putting together a little roundup of all the amazing winter art projects for kids that our writers have done. This winter weather has been pretty brutal, which means kids get *cabin fever* (and a mom with it, too!!!). When you’re stuck inside, a project that engages kids and allows them to get centered and concentrate is just the ticket for the month of January!

6 Winter Art Projects For kids

If taking inspiration from the most famous artists in the world appeals to you, then dive into this gorgeous winter tree painting based on the work of Georgia O’Keeffe.
Watercolor For Kids: Georgia O’Keeffe Inspired Winter Tree

Project by Crystal Foth

Supplies needed for this project are:

  • Watercolor paper
  • Watercolor paint
  • Watercolor paint brushes in varied sizes
  • Masking tape
  • Small spray bottle filled with clean water
  • Palette for mixing paint
  • Paper towels

Another project inspired by one of the greatest artists of all time is a similar watercolor tree painting inspired by Paul Cézanne. The materials list is very similar to the O’Keeffe project, so if you’re stuck inside all day, you might want to take on both of them!

Watercolor Wall Art For Kids: Inspired By Paul Cézanne

Project by Crystal Foth

Supplies needed for this project are:

  • 1 large (12 cups) coffee filter
  • 1 embroidery hoop (8 inches)
  • Watercolor paints
  • Watercolor brushes (small and medium are best)
  • Paint palette
  • Graphite pencil
  • Iron


If modern art and modern artists is more your style, this is a super fun art project that is bright and colorful – just what we need on a dreary winter day! It’s inspired by the work of Brazilian artist Romero Britto. The finished art piece looks rather sophisticated for it being such an easy and accessible project for kids. If they can trace a hand, draw lines and dots, and maybe a little doodling, they can totally handle this!

Project by Crystal Foth

Supplies needed for this project are:

  • Watercolor paper
  • Pencil
  • Crayons
  • Watercolor paint/brushes

Here’s another art project that’s easy enough for younger children, and perfect for a snow day! This is even appropriate for toddlers and preschoolers with a little help from an older child or an adult. Kids simply use their fingerprints to make a snowy tree, and the end result is something any child will be proud of!

Snowy Tree Finger Painting Craft

Project by Joanna Brooks

Supplies needed for this project are:

  • Blue construction paper
  • Brown marker
  • White paint (washable is recommended!)

Yet another easy project suitable for all ages is this snowflake art canvas, a project that’s been popular on Pinterest with our readers for several years! An adult can place the tape onto the canvas, so that all a young child has to do is move a paintbrush. Older kids can do this project on their own from start to finish (as long as you protect the work surface with some newspaper!).

Snowflake Art Project for Kids

Project by Lorna Doone Brewer

Supplies needed for this project are:

  • Stretched canvas
  • Tape
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Marker (optional)

Finally, we have another project based on a famous artist, this time Canadian artist Ted Harrison. He was known for painting stunningly colorful winter landscapes based on his love of the Yukon. This is a gorgeous art project that’s suitable for kids ages 7 and up.

Winter Landscape Painting For Kids: Inspired By Ted Harrison

Project by Crystal Foth 

Supplies needed for this project are:

  • Black Paper
  • Tempera Paint
  • White Glue
  • Paintbrushes
  • Paint Palette
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Founder and CEO of Woo! Jr. Kids Activities, Wendy loves creating crafts, activities and printables that help teachers educate and give parents creative ways to spend time with their children.

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