A fun and easy DIY Snowman Christmas Ornament make with clay from the craft store. This is an ornament that kids will love to make. This project would make a great gift, especially for the grandparents.
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I have never used a theme because of the Christmases I had growing up. My mother loves Christmas more than anyone I know. Every year, she made decorating the tree a big deal with our one Christmas album playing, and us reminiscing over every ornament we pulled out of the box. She always used the ornaments that we handmade as children. Now, I am in my fifties and my kindergarten ornaments are still hanging on her tree.
Roll a small ball of clay for the body and a smaller ball for the head. You do not have to use toothpicks but that is a great trick that I learned when I made cake decorations. The toothpick will help hold the pieces together. Stick the toothpick in the body and add the head on top of the body. I add a little glue to secure the head and body.
Form a little carrot shaped nose with the clay.
Make little paw shaped hands and feet. I broke a toothpick and stuck it in the hands and feet.
Stick the hands and feet into the snowman’s body. I added a tiny dot of glue underneath the hands and feet. I laid the snowmen on their back while the glue dried.
Let your little snowmen sleep overnight on the ball. Make sure there is no wet glue on the snowmen because you will never get them off the ball to paint them (I softly press the snowman on the ball so that it will give it the shape that it needs when you do finally glue him onto the ball.
I painted his nose, hat, and scarf, but I am sure you could do this with colored Sharpies also.
Here is a tip: I glued the ones I made years ago, and the glue ran down the sides and took the finish off the ball. That is why I recommended the glue I used this time. Whatever glue you use to glue your snowman on, make sure it doesn’t run.
I hope you or your children love making this ornament. This is the kind of ornament that I would use on my tree every single year.
Merry Christmas Y’all!
Oh my goodness!! Your ornament turned out darling!!! I love the little details you added to your snowmen. So cute!!
Christene Holder says
Oh my goodness this is so cute!!!! I love it! I love how adorable the snowmen are. This makes me want to do more clay crafting.
Thanks so much Sherry! I can’t wait to put it on my tree 🙂
ERLENE AMAT says
These are too cute! I love the little snowmen hanging on the ornaments. It’s a fun way to add a little dimension to plain Christmas ball ornaments.
How cute are these! I wondered how the snowmen were made. Just adorable!
pam smith says
The little snowmen are so cute! What a fun idea!
These are so precious. I was curious to know what the snowman was made from. I also love the traditional tree with handcrafted and treasured ornaments. This one is a treasure.
Lynn Spencer says
I love your little snowman ornament! My kiddos and I made some of those little snowmen when they were younger, but I love the idea of putting them on the ornaments.
This little ornament swap is such a great idea. Which ornament did you get?
Have a great weekend.
Love your ornament, Sherry!! It reminds me of one I bought a number of years ago that I love every time I hang it up.
Erin - Suburban Simplicity says
Your ornament is so adorable, Sherry! What a whimsical way to celebrate the holidays…little snowmen! I like your idea of using sharpies to color them in. So easy! Happy holidays to your and your family!
Thanks Erin! Happy Holidays to you too!
This is an adorable ornament, Sherry! What a fun way to dress up a plain ornament. Your clay snowmen are perfect.
These are the most adorable snowmen ever!! I have an affinity for snowmen and I will absolutely be trying to make these for myself!
Victoria at DazzleWhileFrazzled says
Very cute! Can only imagine the patience this took to create these little snowmen. Visiting from Funtastic Friday party.
Michelle James says
How darling! Totally changes the look of the ornaments. The snowmen are too cute!
Debra Needles says
Those are adorable! Your’re so crafty!
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Toni | Small Home Soul says
Oh my gosh those little snowmen are so cute. I love the hat you added, so creative!