Looking for snowman crafts for kids? Here is a great DIY snowman Christmas ornament for you and your kids to make. The snowman ornament DIY project is a great activity to make for a school party or at home.
I loved to make Christmas ornaments when I was a kid. Today, I love making Christmas ornaments with kids. Let me show you how to make a simple snowman ornament from a wooden craft stick. It is a great project to make with your kids.
I made these snowman ornaments a few years ago with my son’s 2nd grade class. It was a great activity for the kids during their snowman-themed Christmas party. Yes…they are more of a craft project rather than an art project. But with a little prep, this would be a fun Christmas craft for kids in kindergarten, preschool, or pre-k. I have also included ideas of how you can add additional supplies to allow kids to get more creative.
I prepped many of the parts before the party and placed them in containers. The kids enjoyed assembling their own unique ornaments while they visited the craft station. To make my snowmen, I used the following supplies:
- large craft sticks
- inexpensive gloves in several colors
- felt in several colors
- tiny pom poms
- white paint
- glue dots
- white glue
- orange self-adhesive foam
- embroidery floss or yarn and a needle
Don’t just limit yourself to the supplies above. Additional supplies that you could add include:
- glitter (are you brave enough?)
- small twigs
- various types of yarn
- a variety of fabric and felt for kids to cut
- small foam shapes that kids can cut
- googly eyes
Prepare the Snowman Body
To begin, paint the craft sticks white. This is something that you may want to do in advance so that kids don’t have to wait for them to dry. You will notice that I didn’t paint the very end of the craft stick where I was holding it. The unpainted end will be covered with a hat…so it’s no big deal. If you want to prepare a bunch of them, you can also spray paint craft sticks.
Make a Snowman Hat
I purchased inexpensive stretchy knit gloves from Target’s dollar spot to create the little hats. I have also seen the gloves at many other stores. Using a sharp pair of scissors, cut the fingers off the gloves.
Roll up the edge of each of the fingers two times so that the raw edge is hidden. Aren’t they the cutest little things? My wheels are turning. I’m sure that I can use these little hats in other craft projects or learning activities.
Using embroidery floss, yarn or ribbon, add a hanging loop to the top of each hat. You can leave the hats just like this or add a puff ball on the top.
Add a puff ball to the top of the hat if you wish. Attach it with a bit of hot glue. Once again….so cute. I seriously think I’m going to have to use these hats for some kind of game/activity.
Make Some Scarves
Next, cut strips from colored felt for the scarves. Mine measure about 5-1/2 inches long and about 1/2 inch wide.
Assemble the Snowman Christmas Ornament
I used 2 glue dots (one on the front, and one on the back) to attach each hat to the craft sticks. I like to prep these in advance. Then, kids just have to peel the plastic back off the glue dot, pull the hat over the top of the craft stick, and pinch the top of the hat so that it sticks to the stick.
Add a couple drops of glue to hold the scarf in place when it is folded over the craft stick. Use a paperclip to hold it in place until the glue dries. Kids will probably need a little bit of help to place the paperclip in place.
Next, draw a mouth and eyes with a sharpie. Then, add a small triangle of self-adhesive foam for the carrot nose. Finally, glue a few buttons in place on the snowman’s chest.
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