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Winter scene painting ideas for 7 to 10 year old kids

Updated: Dec 19, 2023

1. Winter scene Igloo drawing and painting



Materials required :

Drawing sheets A3 size ,Watercolor  paints, Painting brushes (No. 0 , 2 , 4 and 6 ), Oil pastels ,Black permanent marker,Old tooth brush 


Steps to follow:

  1. Sketch the igloo. Start by lightly sketching the outline of the igloo with a pencil. Use a gentle touch so that you can easily erase any mistakes. The igloo  is a half-dome shape, so you can start by drawing a semicircle and then adding two lines on the sides to complete the dome.

  2. Add details. Once you have the basic shape of the igloo, you can start adding details like the snow blocks, the entrance, and the window. 

  3. Paint the igloo. Using watercolors, start with a light wash of white or blue paint to create the base color of the igloo. Then, you can add darker shades of blue or gray to create shadows and definition with oil pastels  

  4. Paint the background. Once the igloo is dry, kids can paint the background.  Kids can use blue and white paint to create the sky and mountains, and add some green or brown paint for the trees.

  5. Add finishing touches. Once everything is dry,  add some finishing touches to painting. Kids could add some snowflakes with white paint or glitter, or draw some smoke coming out of the igloo's chimney.Use earbud and old tooth brush splatters to create snowfall effect


Here are some additional tips for drawing and painting an igloo:

  • Use reference photos of real igloos if you want to get the details right.

  • Don't be afraid to experiment with different colors and techniques.

  • Most importantly, have fun and enjoy the process!

2. Mushroom house winter scene


Materials required

Drawing sheets A3 size , Watercolor  paints, Painting brushes (No. 0 , 2 , 4 and 6 )

Oil pastels , Black permanent marker, Old tooth brush 


Steps to follow


  1. Sketch the mushroom house and the girl. Start by lightly sketching the outline of the mushroom house and the girl with a pencil. Pay attention to the proportions of the house and the girl, and the placement of the window.

  2. Paint the background. Once you have your sketch, you can start painting the background. Leave the tree area unpainted and use shades of blue and purple to paint the sky . Use old tooth brush to splatter white paint to give snowflake effect.

  3. Paint the mushroom house. The mushroom house in the image is red with white polka dots. You can use a light red wash for the base color of the house, and then add darker white dots on top for the polka dots. You can also add some green paint around the base of the house to represent grass.

  4. Color the smaller areas like the window, girl , leaves, berries, fence etc with oil pastels . For larger areas use paints 

  5. Add details. Once you have the basic shapes painted in, you can start adding details. You could add some flowers around the mushroom house, or some raindrops on the window. You could also add some shadows under the house and the girl.

  6. Let the painting dry. Once you're finished painting, let the painting dry completely 




3. Reindeer winter scene


Materials required:

Canvas or watercolor paper, Acrylic paints or watercolors, Paint brushes in various sizes,

pencil, eraser, cup of water, Paper towels


Steps to follow:

  1. Sketch the reindeer. Use a light pencil sketch to lightly sketch the shape of the reindeer’s body, antlers, and stars . Don’t worry about being too precise at this stage – you can always adjust your lines as you paint.

  2. Paint the background. If you’re using acrylics, apply a light blue wash to the canvas or paper as the base for the sky. Let the paint dry completely before moving on to the next step. For watercolors, you can skip this step and paint the sky directly.

  3. Paint the reindeer. Start with the lighter areas of the reindeer’s fur, such as its belly and chest. Use a damp brush to apply the paint, letting the colors blend and bleed slightly. For the darker areas, you can use a slightly thicker layer of paint to create more contrast.

  4. Paint the scarf in bright and bold colors , decorate it with patterns like polka dots, dashes, stiches, knitted yarns etc

  5. Add details. Once the base colors are dry, you can add details to the reindeer, such as its eyes, nose and mouth  You can also add some details to the scarf, such as the fringe at the ends.

  6. Let the painting dry. Once you’re finished painting, let the painting dry completely before framing or displaying it.


4. Penguin winter fun drawing



Materials required:

Drawing sheets A3 size, Watercolor  paints, Painting brushes (No. 0 , 2 , 4 and 6 ), Oil pastels , Black permanent marker, Old tooth brush 


Steps to follow:

  1. Sketch the entire scne with light hand

  2. Outline it with Black permanent marker

  3. Use oil pastels to color the ornaments, penguin, gift, scarf and hat . Make sure that kids use bright and bold colors to make these objects stand out

  4. Now paint the trees and the background

  5. Splatter blue and white paint using old tooth brush to give snow fall effect


Let kids experiment with color choices .


5. Christmas winter scene



Materials required:

Drawing sheets A3 size , Watercolor  paints, Painting brushes (No. 0 , 2 , 4 and 6 ), Oil pastels , Black permanent marker, Old tooth brush 


Steps to follow:

  1. Sketch the drawing with light hand , use HB pencil , dont press the pencil hard .

  2. Once happy with the drawing , outline the drawing with black marker

  3. Color the smaller areas like window, ornaments, lamp with oil pastels

  4. Start painting the background with water or poster paints , color of the wall and curtain can be as per kids choice

  5. once the paint is dried to give wooden palette look rub brown color oil pastel on top of the paint

  6. Dab on more white for snow covered area.

  7. Splatter white paint using old toothbrush to create snowfall scene.


This is a great lesson to teach kids

  1. Oil pastel texture on paint

  2. Indoor outdoor scene

  3. Light and Dark area painting

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