Winter Crafts – 3 Easy and Creative Projects for Children, with French Nanny London.

As the temperatures drop and snowflakes dance in the air, it’s the perfect time to engage your little ones in delightful winter crafts. Here are three charming craft ideas to brighten up the winter days:

1. Paper Snowflakes Galore

Materials Needed:

  • White paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencils, crayons, or markers for decorating (optional)


  1. Start with square or rectangular white paper.
  2. Fold the paper in half diagonally to create a triangle.
  3. Fold the triangle in half twice more to form a smaller triangle.
  4. Cut small shapes along the edges and corners of the folded paper. Be creative with the patterns, as no two snowflakes are alike!
  5. Carefully unfold the paper to reveal a beautiful, unique snowflake design.
  6. Decorate the snowflakes with pencils, crayons, or markers for an extra touch of color and sparkle.

Tip: Hang these delicate snowflakes by a window to create a whimsical winter wonderland indoors.

2. Pinecone Bird Feeders

Materials Needed:

  • Pinecones
  • String or yarn
  • Peanut butter or vegetable shortening
  • Birdseed
  • Plate or shallow container


  1. Tie a piece of string or yarn around the top of a pinecone to create a hanger.
  2. Spread peanut butter or vegetable shortening generously over the pinecone, covering the nooks and crannies.
  3. Roll the pinecone in a plate or shallow container filled with birdseed, ensuring it sticks to the sticky surface.
  4. Hang the pinecone bird feeders on tree branches or a dedicated feeding station in your garden or balcony.

Tip: Watch as birds flock to enjoy this homemade treat, providing a delightful opportunity for kids to observe and learn about local bird species.

3. Winter-themed Handprint Wreath

Materials Needed:

  • Construction paper (blue, white, and assorted colors)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers or crayons


  1. Trace and cut out several handprints from blue and white construction paper. These will represent snowflakes.
  2. Cut a circular shape from cardboard or draw a circle on blue construction paper and cut it out to create the wreath base.
  3. Arrange and glue the handprints around the circular base to form a wreath.
  4. Decorate the wreath with additional drawings or cut-outs of snowflakes, mittens, hats, or any other winter-themed elements.
  5. Display the finished handprint wreath proudly on a door or wall to celebrate the winter season.

Tip: Encourage children to personalize their wreaths by writing their names or messages on the snowflakes.

These delightful winter crafts are not only easy to make but also provide an excellent opportunity for children to express their creativity while embracing the magic of the season. With a sprinkle of French-inspired creativity, these activities will keep little ones engaged and excited during the winter months in London. This is perfect for whether you are a nanny or a parent, looking to spend quality time indoors with the little ones.

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