DIY Simple Snowman Christmas Ornament | Cute Kid’s Craft Idea

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Try making some DIY snowman ornaments this holiday season!


Do you wanna build a snowman…DIY edition? 

We are breaking down how to turn a clear shatter-proof ball ornament into a CUTE & EASY snowman to hang on the Christmas tree! This is such a fun craft to make with the kids. These DIY snowman ornaments will light up your holiday decorations, and they’re so stinkin’ adorable!

The best part is most of the supplies can be found at the Dollar Store. This includes clear fillable ornaments and faux snow. You’ll also need pipe cleaners, which you can use for other crafts, too! If you want to make multiple ornaments, I suggest heading to Michaels where you can score a pack of 25 clear ornaments for just under $10 – score!

Hip Tip: Have extra clear ornaments on hand? It would be really cute to get brown shredded paper to make some reindeer ornaments, too!

clear ornament

If you have little ones who would make a mess with the fake snow, you can also improvise with other craft materials such as cotton balls, white tinsel, shredded paper, mini marshmallows, salt, or anything else. You can even grab additional decorations to jazz up these ornaments further!

Hip Tip: If you’re experiencing any static when inserting the faux snow, try using a funnel to get the job done.

filling clear ornament

hanging ornament

snowman ornament

DIY Snowman Ornament




Open the top of the ornament and carefully pour faux snow inside. Place the top back on.


Twist together two pipe cleaners of different colors and glue them to the top half of the ornament.


Glue poms on both sides as “earmuffs”.


Glue on eyes. Then attach nose and mouth details. I cut the nose from orange adhesive vinyl, and used a hole punch to cut circles with black adhesive vinyl for the mouth.

snowman ornament

Turn this holiday craft into a festive family activity!

Your kiddos will be so proud of their ornaments that they will become their new favorite decorations; they probably won’t stop bragging! These are so cute and would make a great craft to do with the kids this year!

I LOVE homemade ornaments, and I think they make incredibly heart-warming gifts for neighbors, teachers, and friends. These DIY snowman ornaments are almost guaranteed to put a smile on any giftee’s face!

Make this jaw-dropping hot cocoa board to sip on something sweet while you craft!

About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 13

  1. Lori

    Very cute!!

    • Claudette (Hip Sidekick)

      Thank you, Lori!⛄️

  2. Nicole

    We have made these, they turned out great. Kinda messy with the styrofoam. I have also used silver tinsel to put in the baubles. Less messy and still looks great.

    • Claudette (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey Nicole!!! Thanks so much for letting us know what worked better for you. Love the tinsel idea!!!❤️

  3. Rachel

    What kind of glue did you use?

    • Claudette (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey Rachel! We used a hot glue gun for this project! Hope that helps.⛄️

  4. Caitlin

    This is great! How big are the ornaments?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hi Caitlin! It looks like the round ornaments are are 4-5 inches.

      • Caitlin

        Thank you!

        • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

          You bet! 🥰

  5. Maureen

    Hi! Can you tell me what size you made the nose! I have a cricut machine. I used mini marshmallows .

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh cute! Honestly I just cut it by hand (a triangle) from small scrap piece. Great idea on the marshmallows!

  6. Maureen

    Thanks for such a fast response!

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