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Winter scenery art ideas for 3 to 5 year old kids

Updated: Dec 19, 2023

Keeping kids engaged during the winter holidays can be a challenge as the outdoor activities get restricted. Art and craft activities are one of the best way to keep kids engaged creatively. Drawing winter scenes can be a fantastic way to keep kids engaged during the winter holidays!


1- Christmas tree winter scene


Materials required:

Ivory sheets, Drawing sheets A3 size , Poster paints, Painting brushes (No. 0 , 2 , 4 and 6 ), Glue, Old tooth brush 


Steps to follow:

  1. Cut out triangle thin and long shapes to make christmas trees from Ivory sheets , these are thick and sturdy sheets.

  2. Encourage kids to paint them in colors of one's choice

  3. Make some decorative patterns , branches using thin brush and leave it to dry

  4. Till then start painting the background sky in shades of Blue, purple and pink and ground use dabbing strokes of brush with white paint to give snow effect.

  5. Spray white paint with old tooth brush to give snowflake effect

  6. Once the sheet is dried , stick the trees using glue

  7. Use oil pastels or paint to make trunk , dabb on some white on trees to show snow And you are done...this looks really beautiful and kids love all the laying around with paints and different tools



2. Winter socks scenery


Materials required

Ivory sheets , Drawing sheets A3 size, Poster paints, Oil pastels or sketch pens

cotton, Painting brushes (No. 0 , 2 , 4 and 6 ), Glue, Old tooth brush, Ear buds


Steps to follow:

  1. Cut out socks shapes from Ivory sheets , these are thick and sturdy sheets.

  2. Encourage kids to paint them in colors of one's choice, make them bright and colourful in patterns, draw variety of patterns using paints or oil pastels on the socks

  3. On the top part stick some cotton to give woolen border look. Leave it to dry 

  4. Till then start painting the background sky in shades of Blue, purple and pink .

  5. Spray white paint with old tooth brush to give snowflake effect. Add more flakes by making dots with white poster paint .

  6. Once the sheet is dried , stick the socks using glue

  7. Make the rope and clips by using white oil pastels. Be experimental with paints and making patterns

  8. Look around for inspirations for patters - dots, dashes, hearts, criss cross, triangles, there can be so much more . Explore and enjoy !




3. Penguin winter scenery drawing


Materials required


Steps to Follow:

  1. Paint the sky. Start by painting the sky with a light wash of blue paint. You can use different shades of blue , pink , purple, redto create a more interesting effect. Let the paint dry completely before moving on to the next step.

  2. Paint the snow. Once the sky is dry, paint the snow with a wash of white paint. You can add some light blue or gray to the snow to create shadows. Let the snow dry completely

  3. Add snowflakes using ear buds and white thick paint

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


Here are some additional tips for painting

  • Use a variety of brushstrokes to create texture and interest in your painting.

  • Don’t be afraid to experiment with different colors.

  • Pay attention to the light and shadows in your scene.

  • Most importantly, have fun and enjoy the process!




4- Winter mitten scenery


Materials required:

Watercolor paper or drawing sheet A3 size, Watercolors, Paint brushes in various sizes, A pencil , An eraser, A cup of water, Paper towels


Steps to follow:

  1. Sketch the mittens and clothesline. Lightly sketch the outlines of the mittens and clothesline with a pencil.

  2. Paint the mittens or one can colour using oil pastels Try to make it bright and colourful

  3. Once paint is dried add details to the mittens. Once the base colors are dry, you can add details like the cable knit pattern, the stitching, dots, dashes, criss cross pattern on the mittens

  4. Paint the clothesline. Use a thin brush to paint the clothesline in brown or gray. Let the paint dry completely before moving on to the snowflakes.

  5. Paint the snowflakes. You can use a variety of techniques to paint the snowflakes. One way is to dip a small brush in white paint and then flick it off your finger onto the sheet to create small splatters. You can also use a stencil or cut out snowflake shapes from masking tape and apply white paint over them.

  6. One can even stick snowflake stickers or cutouts

  7. Add finishing touches. Once the painting is dry, you can add a few finishing touches, such as tiny shadows under the mittens or a dusting of snow on the clothesline.


Here are some additional tips for painting mittens:

  • Use a reference photo of mittens if you want to get the details right.

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

  • Have fun and let your creativity flow!


5- Winter puppet scene 


Materials required:

Watercolor sheet or drawing sheet , Ivory sheets, Poster paints, Painting brushes (No. 0 , 2 , 4 and 6 ), Glue, Old tooth brush ,a straw or skewer for making puppet, scissor


Steps to follow:

  1. Paint a background scene with winter sky and snowy ground as shown in reference image

  2. Use toothbrush to give snowflake effect 

  3. Leave it to dry

  4. Draw or print out a template of snowman/reindeer/penguin / Elf or anything related to winter or christmas scene . Cut it out .Draw , color or paint the template to make it look bright and bold. Attach it to a straw or skewer with help of cello tape

  5. Now take the background scene sheet and cut it along 1/3rd part leaving 1 inch gap on both side .Slide the puppet through the slit and your moving winter puppet is ready.




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