This glass ball snowman ornament is very easy to
make, and they don't take long at all. These also sell very
well at craft fairs.
Since it is a quick craft, it is very
easy to put several of them together at once. It is easy
enough for a child to make, although make sure you give them
guidance since you will be working with a glass ball. Read on to learn how
to make this snowman craft!
Needed to Make One Snowman Ornament:
- One frosted glass ball ornament (usually sold in
- One child's sock (I always have a bunch of mis-matched
socks I can pick from)
- Small length of ribbon
- Strong glue, such as E6000 adhesive
- Black enamel paint and a paintbrush
- Small amount of orange polymer clay (one 2 oz.
pack will make several noses)
Begin the snowman ornament by gently pulling to sock over the glass
ball. Make sure an adult does this step. The sock I
used was a size 2T toddler sock and it is a snug fit. Be
careful as you gently push the sock on... you don't want to break the
glass ball. Once it is halfway on, adjust the sock so that
the top of hat is over the ornament hook, and the back of the sock
comes down a bit lower than the front, to allow room for the snowman's
2. Next you want to tie off the top of the sock with a
ribbon. Do this by tying the ribbon around the stem of the
ornament where the hook comes out.
3. Now snip of the top of the sock, leaving a little bit of
excess so you can make tassels. Then, cut some tassels in the
excess sock by cutting little rows. You will now see the
ornament stem inside the tassels so you can hang it up
easily. See the photo for help.
4. Paint on a face using a paintbrush and black enamel
paint. This can be as simple or complicated as you
choose. If you are nervous about painting, try making simple
black circles like I did. You can always dip the back of a
pencil eraser in paint and "stamp" on spots for perfect looking
circles. Allow the paint to dry.
5. Take a small
amount of orange polymer clay and shape it into a cone, to look like a
carrot nose. Make sure the end of it is flush, so it can be
glued well to the ornament. I make a nice clean cut with a
razor blade so it is nice and flat on that side. Bake the
clay piece in the oven according to the manufacturer's
instructions. Allow this to cool completely.
6. Glue the nose on to the ornament using a strong glue. I
used EC6000 and it worked very well. Enjoy your snowman
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