Easy Snowman DIY Ornament Craft

We failed at making DIY ornaments — you know those homemade salt dough ornaments? I had the kids help measure, mix and roll out the dough. They chose their shapes and cut out the ornaments. We baked them. It was time to clean up and start painting the salt dough ornaments and the kids were done. The “do we have to” and “can you just paint them” started. In my head, this was supposed to be fun. It was not fun anymore.  They slapped on some paint and called it a day. By the time it was all said and done the day had passed. I was exhausted, the kids were tired, and now there was a giant mess that no one wanted to clean up.

I told myself I was never going to make a DIY ornament again.

Handmade gifts are fun to make! But sometimes, the thought of gathering all the supplies and the time to craft is overwhelming. I was strolling around the craft store trying to find a fun and easy handmade gift the kids could create. After making several trips up and down the aisles, it dawned on me! What if we filled an ornament with artificial snow and drew on a snowman face?

How to make this quick & easy DIY ornament! 

easy handmade snowman ornament

Supplies Needed

  • clear plastic ornaments
  • iridescent snowflakes, white foam balls, or artificial snow
  • googly eyes
  • iridescent glitter
  • puff paint pens or permanent markers

You may also want a glue gun if you already do not have that on hand.


  • Open the ornament and use a funnel to put the snowflakes or foam balls inside.
  • Add some iridescent glitter inside for an extra sparkle.
  • Glue the top of the ornaments back on to prevent a snowy mess.

easy handmade snowman ornament

My kids’ favorite part is to make the faces! They used puffy paint, hot glued on googly eyes, or used the permanent marker to make their snowmen come to life.  Not only did they make snowmen, but they used their imaginations to make other snow creatures, too!

easy handmade snowman ornament

I hope this DIY ornament is a fun & easy activity to do in your home!

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