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craft stick snowman ornament
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Today we will be making a craft stick snowman ornament. It’s the perfect project for smaller children to work on that allows them lots of creativity but also teaches basic construction skills! They can dress up their ornaments with all sorts of fun outfits, hats, and other accessories they find around the house–it won’t matter if his nose is too big this time around because he’ll always need help finding things.


  • 1 pack large craft sticks
  • Felt or paper for the hat
  • Felt, fabric, or wide ribbon for the scarf
  • White acrylic paint
  • Acrylic paint or sharpie markers for nose, eyes, and mouth
  • Buttons or pompoms (the possibilities are endless)
  • Ribbon, jute, yarn, or string to use as a hanger
  • Googly eyes (optional)

How to make a craft stick snowman

For the craft stick snowman’s body, paint the craft stick white. I only painted one side. It’s less messy and it saves on paint. Let dry completely. While it dries, cut the hat and scarf out of your choice of materials. I used black felt for the hat and red felt for the scarf. I didn’t use a pattern for them, because they are basic shapes.

Add a Face

Glue the eyes about half an inch down from the top of the craft stick snowman’s head. Make sure you leave enough room for the hat. You can also paint the facial features or draw them on with a sharpie. I painted the nose on with a thin bristled paintbrush. I turned the paintbrush over and dipped the end into black paint, then I dabbed on the mouth.


If you are using felt, fabric, or wide ribbon for the scarf, put a dab of glue where you want to tie it in the front, then tie. It will not come undone. Decorate your craft stick snowman however you please. I glued two buttons to mine. Lastly, after the front of your craft stick snowman is completely dry, turn it over and glue on whatever you chose to be the hanger. I used a red craft ribbon. You could use, ribbon, jute, yarn, string, etc. Put some glue where you want the hanger. Cut your material as long as you want the hanger to be.  Make a loop. Crisscross the ends and press them in the glue.

My son and I made a bunch of these for our tree a few years ago. We love to pull them out of the Christmas decorations every year. We are both very proud of them. They each have their own personalities. I hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial to make your very own craft stick snowman!

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