You don’t want to miss this collection of January crafts for kids! They coincide with many popular January holidays, and they’re so much fun!
If you’ve seen my year round homeschooling post, you know that I am sharing fun activities to spice up your monthly homeschool lessons.
This week, I shared a January calendar and printable pack along with a list of activities that will help you celebrate many holidays that occur in the month of January.
This list of crafts is based on the holidays I shared in the January activities post. With these crafts and the links shared on the other post, you’ve got everything you need to dive a little deeper into the fun days that pop up throughout the month.
January Crafts for Kids
These crafts can be enjoyed by kids of all ages. They can be added to existing lesson plans, or they can be used independently to engage your crafty kids.
Either way, I hope you find something fun for your kids on the list below.
Bird Crafts for National Bird Day
Children of all ages will enjoy making this adorable baby birds nest craft! It’s a great addition to your spring lessons or your bird unit study. Homeschool Preschool
Handprint crafts are a favorite in my house, because they double as keepsakes. This handprint bald eagle craft is perfect for National Bird Day or any of the patriotic holidays coming up this year. Simple Everyday Mom
Speaking of bald eagles, here’s a fun toilet paper roll bald eagle craft that older kids will enjoy making. Homeschool Preschool
Older kids can make this awesome 3D bird mobile. Younger kids will enjoy watching it “fly”! Mosswood Connections
Have your kids tried origami yet? If not, this easy origami bird craft is a great reason to try their hand at origami. Red Ted Art
Popcorn Crafts for National Popcorn Day
Whip up a batch of these popcorn cupcakes to much on while you read one or two popcorn themed books for kids! Perfect for class parties! Teaching with Children’s Books
Star Wars fans will love helping you make some Star Wars popcorn complete with galaxy candies and star-shaped sprinkles. The Inspiration Edit
You can print these kids’ movie night popcorn boxes for your next family movie night. Kiddie Charts
Frozen fans will love this tasty FROZEN chocolate popcorn full of all kinds of tasty candies and sprinkles. Simple Fun for Kids
Kids can make this fun winter snack. The popcorn looks like snow on a winter tree. Afterward, they can enjoy eating the leftover popcorn. A Dab of Glue Will Do
Pet Rocks for Old Rock Day
Find some old rocks (or buy new if you must), and let your kids turn them into fluffy pet rocks. They’re adorable, and your kids will want to make a bunch of them. The Craft Train
Read a favorite story about turtles, and then let your kids paint a batch of easy turtle painted rocks. Simple Everyday Mom
You don’t have to save these monster rocks for Halloween. They’re perfect for any time of the year! Fun with Mama
With a tray full of craft supplies and some playdough, you can set up this dragon playdough station to inspire hours of imaginative play. Simple in the Country
These dragon finger puppets are perfect for fans of the How to Train a Dragon series. Crafts by Amanda
Dragon Crafts for Appreciate a Dragon Day
Follow a step-by-step tutorial to create some pipe cleaner dragons. They’re a bit challenging, but the end result is so worth it. Blissful Domestication
Kids of all ages will love decorating their very own Chinese dragon masks to celebrate the holiday. The Inspiration Edit
Turn an ordinary paper plate into a colorful dragon! Kids can color or paint their dragons as simple or intricate as they’d like. Pink Stripey Socks
Kids of all ages will love marking their spot in their favorite books with these dragon corner bookmarks. Red Ted Art
This moveable Chinese dragon paper plate craft is perfect for Chinese New Year celebrations as well as Appreciate a Dragon Day! Crafts on Sea
Penguin Crafts for Penguin Awareness Day
Are you looking for a new winter craft to do with your little ones? Don’t miss this waddling penguin preschool craft! It’s perfect for young crafters. Winter crafting has never been so much fun! Homeschool Preschool
Kids will love turning empty water bottles into penguins! Follow this simple tutorial for a super easy (and oh so cute) water bottle penguin craft! Homeschool Preschool
Here’s a handprint craft that is perfect for Penguin Awareness Day! The felt tummy on this handprint penguin gives a fun sensory effect. The Best Ideas for Kids
Kids can create this paper penguin craft using the free printable template. Perfect for your winter craft sessions. The Craft Train
These paper plate penguins look like they’re smiling, and your kids will love them! Simple Everyday Mom
Round Out Your Unit with These Activities:
January’s Birth Flower is the beautiful Snowdrop. These gorgeous Birth Flower gnomes are a wonderful way to honor the birth month of someone special!!
Brrrr – baby it’s cold outside! This winter, surprise the kiddos with the Winter Craft Box made just for them to have some wintery fun. It’s the perfect combination of winter treats and festive fun to celebrate the coldest season. Spend a weekend snuggled inside making mitten decorations, painting a snowman magnet, building with play dough, making a cookie craft—and more!