What’s the Project? These cute snowman ornaments to make for Christmas are a perfect Christmas craft for kids. Paint a small jar and add a face and you’ve got a really cute ornament to hang for your tree for years to remind you of your cute little ones.
I love doing projects with my kids, whether it’s fun Christmas crafts for kids or baking with them in the kitchen. It’s just a great way to spend time together and enjoy the season.
Here’s a very fun, very easy, very fast Christmas ornament that you can make with your kids this Christmas. Everyone loves easy Snowman Ornaments to make for Christmas, don’t they?
It’s just a cute little snowman ornament for Christmas made using acrylic paint and a baby food jar! So easy-your kids will love this.
This could be a great idea to make for a kid’s Christmas party like a class party. Or just to make with your kids or grandkids at home for fun!
Snowman Ornament to Make for Christmas:
- Acrylic Paint in White, Black and Orange
- Paint Brush
- Baby Food Jar or other jar (you can get them in the glass section at Hobby Lobby or other craft stores)
Paint your jar with your white acrylic paint. It’s going to take about 4 coats to cover it if you want it really white, and you have to let it dry in between, so be ready to be a little patient. Paint the lid of the jar with your black acrylic paint. This won’t take quite as many coats-maybe just two to cover it completely.
Once your jar and lid are totally dry, paint your face on your jar. I used the back of my paintbrush and my black acrylic paint to create the eyes and mouth of my little snowman. (I tested it out on paper first to make sure I had it how I wanted it.)
Paint that cute little face on your jar using your white, black and orange acrylic paint.
Then, grab your lid. Use a hammer to put a nail right through the top center:
Pull the nail out and now you should have a hole in your lid. Cute a piece of ribbon about 6 inches long. Poke both ends of the ribbon through and tie a knot on the underside:
Now your lid will dangle from a loop of ribbon:
Screw your lid back onto your jar and you’ve got yourself a cute little snowman ornament for Christmas!
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Kathy A says
I think this would be so cool to use for a little suprise gift–two pieces of fudge, a pair of earrings, etc.!
Linda HARPE says
Thanks so much for the idea. It is really cute. I will do it next year>
Cheryl O'Donnell says
Sounds so easy. Great way to use up the last few jars from the babies food👏🏻🌈
Love this!! i think it is the cutest!
Looks like we will be making these for my daughters twins for their first Christmas. The older children will make these too.
Charlotte from AZ says
Amber these are sooooo cute! Thank you so much for the tutorial and sharing!
I will be making these this coming Christmas!
Kimberly Mueller says
These are adorable! I’d never have thought of this… I love it because older kids would get a kick out of making them by themselves!
Would love for you to link this to my party!
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Christina at I Gotta Create! says
These are so doggone adorable!! I have a bit of a snowman theme going on too. 🙂
Thank you for partying with the Wildly Original Crowd.
<3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
Anita @ GoingalittleCoastal says
This is just adorable! What are great way to use up all those little jars.
cindy r says
very cute – thanks for sharing
I love this project!! What a great use for a jar, and boy do I have tons of them! Going to try this one out! Thanks for linking up at the CSI Project Kids!
Barbara at Chase the Star
Laura M in Washington :) says
i’M MAKING ORNAMENTS, PET TOYS AND ART KITS FOR KIDS
Audra Ciprich says
Crafting away, pj’s, pillowcases, fleece blankets and so much more.
Carla G says
I’m quilting table runners, sewing pillowcases and knitting ruffle yarn scarves. Thanks for a chance to win! 🙂
Quilts and scarfs
Marie Alkire says
Adorable!! what a cute idea
Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. says
Gift wrap – lots of gift wrap….LOL
Amy Walton says
I am crafting my holiday cards this year!
amber whitehead says
We’ve been making ornaments and DIY gifts. So much fun!
ami kanani says
crafted a felt xmas tree and ornaments for toddler. also want to make our stockings, but need a sewing machine first!
Ashley Outland says
Making Christmas bows & tutus for my daughter!
Joanne H. says
This is a great idea! I bet you could make reindeer ones too… Will have to try these out. My girls and I did the dip ornaments in glue and roll in Epsom salt craft last night. They love crafts 🙂
Reindeer ones is a great idea!
Brittany D says
This idea is super cute! I plan on making some fun & easy ornaments with the kids. Thanks for the giveaway!
I am making hats and pj’s for my 3 boys:)
Dawn S says
Darling!! I’m going to do this!
Marie Keene says
I’ve made salt dough handprints and painting them to look like Santa. 🙂
Trudy Thompson says
I love your projects! This snowman ornament is super cute.. Now I just have to find someone with some baby food jars!
I’m hoping to finish up some quilts for Christmas!
Heidi @ Mom's Crafty Space says
I’m crafting EVERYTHING (like always lol!)! Today I’m working on a Christmas card holder 🙂
Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe says
I’m making some paper garland this year that our “Elf” will string on the Christmas tree later this month! 🙂
Jesseca @ One Sweet Appetite says
We are making a little play kitchen for my son. Even though my husband thinks it’s a girly toy. :0)
The kids and I are planning to make homemade playdough for their class. We are also wanting to make something for the great grandparents!
Love it, and I have a few baby food jars lying around!
These are super cute! I love how they would stand out on a Christmas tree! Thanks for sharing!!
Sarah McKenna says
I seem to be Pinning everything and making nothing. 😉
Charlotte from AZ says
Well, Sarah….it seems as if I am doing just what you are doing! But oh well, we will have all of the great ideas for this coming Christmas!! Love this ‘little jar snowman’!
JoAnn @ SweetPepperRose says
Love the upcycle on this little project!
These are adorable! Makes me wish I had baby food jars!
You can also get cute little jars at hobby lobby and use them.
Oh my! This would be so fun! Pick me, pick me! I just started sewing and feel you are my craft mentor. Thanks!
Susan H. says
Nothing yet…but these look cute. May give them a try.
barbara n says
I am making pot holders and towels for my sisters this Christmas
Crafting angry birds ornaments!!! Would love some more paint!!!
Becky Greene says
I am sewing key fobs and potholders and hopefully some zippered pouches.
I’d love to win some craft supplies! I’ve just started crafting, but I’m sewing some projects (hopefully) and my husband and I are making some awesome shadow boxes.
I’m currently working on a quilted double bed cover 🙂 Thanks for the great givaway!
Michele J says
Sometimes the simple crafts end up being the cutest!
I am making pajamas for my two grand kids, rice heat bags for my three adult children and a new Christmas wall hanging for both families.
Gail Dunn says
Cute project! Thanks for having a give-away!
Denise B says
I am painting Christmas ornaments and crafting any other ornament that I have time for 🙂
These would be cute to use and put tiny little gifts in as a bonus for Christmas day. I do not think anyone would suspect a thing.
I am mostly sewing this year, skirts and dresses and embroidering on some shirts. I have other plans but time is running out! I had hoped to make some more ornaments to decorate the packages with, maybe I will get to it!
Amanda Estroff says
My son and I are crafting snowflakes, snowmen, snow globes, Christmas Trees, Christmas ornaments, Santa hats, Santa and my favorite will be Star Wars snowflakes. He’s named after a main character after all 😉
Christa G. says
Jen G. says
I am loom knitting dishcloths and an Ipad bag for christmas presents, and a hat for me! I would LOVE to win a stocking full of craft supplies!! Thanks for the chance to win!
Melissa S says
This holiday season I’m busy crafting all of my Christmas cards, wreaths, around-the-house decorations and not to forget I am super busy BAKING UP A STORM! 🙂 It’s my favorite time of the year!!
So cute, I will be making it for sure
Suzie Hurst says
We are making snowman ornaments from mini ceramic pots, then I’m doing quite a bit of sewing.
Amanda Rudd says
What an adorable idea! I have lots of baby food jars!!!!
Mary Ann Batten says
I am making a lot of felt ornaments- birds, owls, penquins, etc.
Vanessa B says
Im crafting Burlap Stockings…sew cute! Thank You!!!
Sharmon S. says
I’m going to try and make these cute little ornaments for my daughter’s Christmas party.
Meg A. says
I’m crafting some Christmas decorations 😉 What a great giveaway! would love to win!
Shannon Cruzen says
Would love this.
This year I’m making holiday hair bows and ornaments out of resin. I’m also planning on painting glass ornaments with the kids, which would make this giveaway perfect! Thanks for this opportunity!
Great idea! I knew I’d saved all those baby jars for something, despite my husband’s nagging to throw them away! (; Men!
I’m crafting these, for sure! Plus a couple wood/vinyl crafts.
Alexis @ we like to learn as we go says
I was just telling my husband how I want to do snowmen decorations for Christmas. And we’re just starting to feed my daughter solids and will have lots of baby food jars! This is such a great idea!
Audrey Scarante says
I am making cards with my Silhouette.
What a cute project. Great!
I’m making boa scarves for my girl scout troop this Christmas.
Sara R says
So far I’ve crafted a yarn wreath and some cute christmas pj’s for my little one. Would love to make some Christmas tree ornaments this year too!
I helped my Girl scouts make handprint Christmas tree bags and a snowman family on a small canvas. For my son’s class, we are making reindeer using their thumbprints on ornaments.
I’m crafting all kinds of things with my Cub Scouts from catapults to bird houses.
Kim @ Homesteader's Heart says
Oh I’m always crafting something. Lately it’s been paper ornaments. It’s amazing how simple yet pretty they are. I hang them around the house and they look so beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful giveaway!!
Sundy DeGooyer says
I love this simple ornament! Thanks for sharing!
Robin (RsIslandCrafts) says
Very cute idea. You could also pour the white paint into the jar and swirl it around to coat like they do with the clear ornaments.
I make a new set of ornaments each year for our tree and to give as gifts. This year I am making mini stockings.
Trish B. says
I like your idea of making a set of ornaments every year as gifts.. Thanks for the idea…
Eva Scott says
That little snowman is adorable! I made a Glitter Deer canvas and some Noel garland and some fun big ornaments hanging at our window. 🙂
I’m crocheting a kitty beanie and mittens for my daughter, fingerless gloves for my sister, and we’re making our yearly ornaments, of course. I went on a cruise in October and did most of my Christmas shopping during the vacation, so my crafting to-do list is surprisingly short. 🙂
Kim H says
So cute and so easy! What a great craft! I’d love the stuffed stocking!