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19 Easy January Crafts for Kids to Make

These January crafts for kids are the perfect addition to several preschool themes. Create them during your craft time, turn them into a winter station, use them as fun morning work, or create them at home.

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January Crafts For Kids

January crafts usually highlight winter themes. The Christmas decorations are coming down and it’s too soon for all the heart crafts.

The winter months seem to last forever. Which makes them the perfect time for some indoor activities.

Pair them with your favorite January themes. Create fun winter stations. Or enjoy some relaxing coloring time while the snow falls outside.

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January Preschool Themes

Winter is such an obvious theme for January. But there are several other fun themes you can explore in your classroom.

  • Winter
  • Snow
  • Snowmen
  • Snowflakes
  • Snow Globes
  • Ice
  • Icicles
  • Igloos
  • Winter Clothing (hats, mittens, sweaters)
  • Winter/Arctic Animals
    • Penguins
    • Polar Bears
    • Owls
  • Pinecones
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Hibernation
  • Football
  • Calendars
  • Five Senses
  • Opposites
  • Day and Night
  • Holidays
    • New Years Day
    • Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our Favorite Craft Supplies

When creating these cute winter crafts, you are probably going to want to stock up on some cotton balls and white paint.

These craft supplies are perfect for crafting with young kids. While not each of them is used in the crafts below, they are all staples in our craft bin. If you don’t have any on hand, that might be ok. Take a look at the craft first to see whether or not you need them.

  • Construction Paper – One of our favorite craft supplies. These crafts are a great way to use up that stash of black paper.
  • Cardboard – Perfect for using up all those boxes you get in the mail!
  • Craft Sticks or popsicle sticks – A classic staple, use them in your craft or to mix paint.
  • Kid-Friendly paint – Kids love to get messy! Check out our favorite tips for painting with young children.
  • Googly Eyes – You can literally add them to any project and it instantly becomes cuter.
  • Tissue Paper – We always have this on hand. Buy it new or use or save it from birthday parties and holidays.
  • Toilet Paper/Paper Towel Rolls – A great way to recycle your paper tubes is to use them in crafts!
  • Paper Plates – Grab this party supply to create fun crafts.
  • Contact Paper – We use this a lot to create suncatcher crafts
  • Pipe Cleaners – Their bendy and hold their shape, which makes for some fun creating!
  • Coffee Filters – This inexpensive item is fun to create with.
  • Pom Poms – Fluffy and always fun.
  • Egg Cartons – Recycle these into fantastic crafts!
  • Puffy Paint – Makes great snow!!

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These January activities are perfect for the classroom or a snow day at home.

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