These ice crafts and activities that are perfect for cold winter days!

From gorgeous and colorful melting ice experiments to frozen ice castles, ice caves and pretty ice sun catchers for your garden we have oodles of ice crafts inspiration here to take you right through the winter months.

Use your freezer to create if the temperatures aren't cold enough outside.

Ice Crafts and Activities

Popsicle Stick Dolls that Ice-Skate!
Do you have extra craft sticks lying around and wondering what to do with them? Well this is an exciting new spin on this ever popular classic craft that your kids are going to absolutely love making and playing with. See how to make on MollyMooCrafts

Experimenting with Dry Ice
Dry Ice is way cool!! Curious kids will love this exciting experiment that they can make, but not touch. See how to make on tinkerlab

Make An Ice Cave
One of my favorite Ice activities!! On my to do list this winter! They make fantastic homes for the Lego, Playmobil and plastic animals. Use your freezer to create if the temperatures aren't cold enough outside xx See how to make on zingzingtree

Beautiful Ice Decorations For Your Garden
Take your time as you and the kids explore your environment and search for pretty goodies to freeze and hang from trees in your winter garden! So beautiful? Kind of like an "I Spy" game encased in ice! see how to make on sunhatsandwellieboots

Snow Painting
Forget the Snowman!! I want a cute painted snow cat like this guy - soooo cute by mylittle3andme

Ice Wreaths
This will fast become one of your favorite winter crafts! Cake tins at the ready! via whatdowedoallday

Rainbow Ice Ball Sensory Bin
A fun and engaging colorful sensory activity - great to play with, pick up and watch the colurs run into each other as the ice balls melt. via Craftulate

Coloured Ice Sculptures in the Snow
This winter build some colored ice sculptures in the snow - the best outdoor fun.
See the magic on Happy Houligans

More Icy Fun:

Ice Sculptures
The best frugal fun to keep your kids engaged. Watch the colors mix and change as the ice melts. via notjustcute

Melting Elsa's Frozen Hands Fans of Disney's Frozen or not this activity is so so fun for kids. It will definitely go down as one of your all time favorite simple science activities. via Happy Houligans

Melting Ice with Salt and Watercolours
Your kids eye just love to watch the ice melt, pop, crack and split apart when salt and watercolors 'do their thing'. A really fun and colorful science experiment for kids via The Artful Parent

Winter Wonder Ice Votives
Water + Glitter + Disposable Cups = peaceful and elegant string of nature candles to light up your drive or patio.
So so beautiful from This Heart of Mine

Ice Train Play
I need to but more cake molds after seeing this idea! and I love how she little 'engineer' stretched out a long sheet of paper to draw his train track on - so special from Jessica Petersen of play-trains

Vanilla Snow Ice Cream
simple for the kids to make and tasty too! A fun activity on a cold winter day using a batch of fresh snow and simple ingredients from the kitchen. Especially when it is too cold to play outside! see how to make with tagandtibby

Colored Ice Cube Play
Perfect for indoor winter play or outdoors on hot summer days. via KidsActivitiesBlog

Cool Ice Science Experiments
Science experiments that appears like magic tricks! guaranteed hit with kids via ScienceSparks
The Illusion of Hot Ice! Making Frost! Fizzy Frozen Baking Soda Ice Cubes!

Printing Ice Rocks
I adore the idea f making ice rocks with balloons and painting with liquid watercolors - this just went straight to the top of my to do list with Miss8!! see the process unfold on playdrhutch

Frozen Ice Castles from Sand Castle Molds
So easy to make and will inspire your kids to re-create scenes from what, I ™m sure, has become a favorite movie in your house. See the magic right here on KidsActivitiesBlog

Ice Boats
Winter fun for basins, bowls or even in the bath. So simple, so fun from alphamom

Exploring Ice!!
Ice + colored salt = wow! How amazing does this look? see how to replicate in your home or classroom on Nurturestore

Build Your Own Frozen Ice Palace
I never thought of adding glitter to the molds before pouring in the water and freezing - so cool!!! See the glory of making and storytelling on Nurturestore