DIY Snowman Ornament

We always make a special ornament for the kids to take home for their parents.  Of course with Pinterest around…this is not such an easy task anymore!  There are so many options out there!  Unfortunately, supplies can tend to get very expensive and my budget around this time of year is really pinched.  Luckily the teachers on my team and I decided that we should just make ornaments with what we already have.  Since I have a giant box of popsicle sticks sitting in my cabinet, I started hunting for DIY ornaments for kids using popsicle sticks.  The one I fell in love with is here.

This might be one of the cutest ornaments we have made!

This might be one of the cutest ornaments we have made!

I think it turned out adorable!  I found a 32 pack of 4×6 foam from Dollar Tree for $1 and picked up a giant piece of white foam from Michael’s for $0.99!  Otherwise this project was free for me!  I already had paint and twine so it was only $1.99 for all 26 kids to make!  Not too shabby if I do say so myself!  I had fun making mine, so I know the kids will love it!  Check back for their creations later this week!

Materials:

Large popsicle sticks (7 per kid)

White foam

Colored foam or construction paper for hats and scarfs

Elmer’s glue

Paint or markers

Twine or ribbon

Directions:

Line up five popsicle sticks with two laying across to resemble a fence.  Set aside to dry.  I did mine and put it aside for a day to make sure it was dry before I messed with it.

Line up five popsicle sticks with two laying across to resemble a fence. Set aside to dry. I did mine and put it aside for a day to make sure it was dry before I messed with it.

Using a brush or sponge, paint the side of the first one and along the top and bottom of your "fence"

Using a brush or sponge, paint the side of the first one and along the top and bottom of your “fence”

Glue on your head and hat.  Get ready to decorate!  I cut my hats out on my Cricut, but they just as easily could make their own or trace a template.

Glue on your head and hat. Get ready to decorate! I cut my hats out on my Cricut, but they just as easily could make their own or trace a template.

Add your finishing touches and there he is!  I used paint for the eyes, mouth and buttons.  I used marker on the hat.

Add your finishing touches and there he is! I used paint for the eyes, mouth and buttons. I used marker on the hat, carrot, and scarf for more detail.  

 

 

 

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