A few weeks ago I came home with some craft supplies, I had picked up to make Christmas crafts and ornaments. My creative little kindergartner started going through the stuff and brainstorming ideas. He saw the clear ornament balls and little styrofoam balls and said he wanted to make a Frosty the Snowman Homemade Ornament.
We have a huge bin of pom poms, but I don’t keep little black hats on hand, so back to the craft store. I found this little black hat with the doll making materials.
I know Frosty is supposed to have a button nose. We tried a button nose on this ornament. My husband said with the two little holes in the button, it looked like a pig, so pom pom it is.
- Round Clear Plastic (or Glass) Ball Ornaments (I used a 4in clear glass ball ornament.)
- Mini Black Felt Top Hats for Snowman, Doll, or Other Craft Project ( I bought this one at Hobby Lobby in the doll accessories.)
- Little styrofoam balls ( I found some at the Dollar Tree)
- Orange pom pom
- Black pom poms (2 for the eyes)
- Tiny black pom poms (I used 7 for the mouth).
- Fishing line or other strong thin string
- Hot Glue Gun
1. Fill your ornament with the styrofoam balls. The kids helped with this part. They used a funnel to add the little styrofoam balls (yes my son has his Wolverine Halloween costume on in this picture).
2. The ornament has hooks to keep it closed, but I added some hot glue around the top to make sure it was really secure.
3. Glue poms poms on the front of the ornament for the eyes, nose, and mouth.
We were moving right along, the ornament was coming along great; until we started to put the hat on and I realized we were going to cover the hook. How were we going to hang it on the tree??
4. Using a sewing needle and fishing line, thread the string through the hat by sticking the needle through the inside top of the hat. Make a loop and thread back through the top of the hat so you are inside the hat again. Take your lose ends of fishing line and pull one of them through the hole on the ornament hook and knot to the other end.
5. Hot glue the hat the ornament.
Making an ornament is one of our Christmastime traditions. We make one a year (or sometimes more) with the kids. Here’s a couple other ornaments we have made: Mini Clothespin Christmas Wreath Ornament and Coffee Cup Lid Snowman Ornament.
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