When I was a kid, I loved making Christmas ornaments. Today, I love making Christmas ornaments with kids. Here is a simple snowman ornament to make with the kiddos in your life.
I made these snowman ornaments a few years ago with my son’s 2nd grade class during their snowman-themed winter party. With a little prep, I think that you can help much younger kids make the ornaments too. 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 begin, paint 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. This isn’t a big deal because that unpainted end will be covered with a 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?
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.
If you want to add a puff ball, it can be attached with a bit of hot glue. Once again….so cute. I think I’m going to have to use these hats for some kind of game/activity.
Cut strips from colored felt for the scarves. Mine measure about 5-1/2 inches long and about 1/2 inch wide.
I used 2 glue dots (one on the front, and one on the back) to attach each hat to the craft sticks. These can be prepped in advance so that 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.
A couple drops of glue will hold the scarf in place when it is folded over the craft stick. A paperclip will hold it in place until it dries. Kids will probably need a little bet of help to place the paperclip in place.
A mouth and eyes can be drawn with a sharpie, a small triangle of self-adhesive foam can serve as a carrot nose, and buttons can be glued in place.
Of course the DIY snowman ornaments can be customized with different colors of scarves and hats, specialty buttons, sequins, gemstones, etc. Have fun with them.
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For more snowman ideas, visit my Snowman board on Pinterest.