This is 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 our ornaments that we handmade as children. I am in my fifties and my kindergarten ornaments are still hanging on her tree. I want my children to experience the same feelings every year that I did as a child.
I wanted to make my mother an ornament that I first made 10 years ago. I love to look at it hanging on my tree every year and I hope she enjoys this DIY snowman Christmas ornament as much as I do. I have discovered that they make much better modeling clay now. This new modeling clay is amazingly easy to work with.
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.
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!