Salt Dough Snowman Ornament

Every year we like to make new ornaments for our Christmas tree. This year, we decided to make these fun Salt Dough Snowman ornaments.

These are so easy to make for kids of all ages. Plus salt dough ornaments are great choices because they pack away easily and look great year after year.

Are you ready to make some fun Christmas crafts? Grab some supplies and let’s get started creating!

This Salt Dough Snowman ornament will make a great addition to your Christmas tree. This fun kids craft makes a great holiday keepsake.

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Supplies Needed:

A batch of your favorite salt dough recipe

Toothpick

White craft paint

Hot glue gun and glue

Buttons

Additional colors of craft paint

Twine

For this project, we used the Quickest Ever Salt Dough recipe from Rainy Day Mum since we did not have all day to work on this project. It worked great and we were ready to decorate our snowmen much sooner than if we would have used a traditional recipe.

This Salt Dough Snowman ornament will make a great addition to your Christmas tree. This fun kids craft makes a great holiday keepsake.

How to make a salt dough snowman ornament

Once you have your salt dough recipe made, make three balls of salt dough. You’ll want them to be three different sizes each one a little bigger than the other.

Flatten each salt dough ball into a circle. The thicker the circle, the longer it will take to dry. But, make sure it’s not too thin or it will break easily. Ours were between 1/8 and 1/4 inches thick.

Line your circles up and overlap the edges to get a snowman shape. Squish your overlapped edges together a bit so that they dry all in one piece.

This Salt Dough Snowman ornament will make a great addition to your Christmas tree. This fun kids craft makes a great holiday keepsake.

Use your toothpick to make a small hole in the top of your snowman’s head.

Now it’s time to let your salt dough dry and harden.

This Salt Dough Snowman ornament will make a great addition to your Christmas tree. This fun kids craft makes a great holiday keepsake.

Decorate your salt dough snowman

After your ornaments are dry, use the white craft paint to paint your entire snowman white. Let your paint dry.

If you desire, you can use another color of craft paint to paint your snowman’s face. One of my daughters wanted to paint a face, the other waited to create her face out of buttons.

This Salt Dough Snowman ornament will make a great addition to your Christmas tree. This fun kids craft makes a great holiday keepsake.

After the paint is dry, use your hot glue gun to attach your buttons all the way down your snowman.

We used hot glue because our salt dough snowman ornaments will be packed away each year and I wanted to make sure the buttons stayed put. Plus, both of my daughters are able to use a hot glue gun safely.

If you don’t want to use hot glue, any type of glue should work.

This Salt Dough Snowman ornament will make a great addition to your Christmas tree. This fun kids craft makes a great holiday keepsake.

Finally, string some twine through your hole and hang your snowman on your tree.

They look so great on the tree!

This Salt Dough Snowman ornament will make a great addition to your Christmas tree. This fun kids craft makes a great holiday keepsake.

You may also like these fun Christmas crafts for kids:

Salt Dough Candy Cane Ornaments

Joy to the World Christmas Ornament

The Best Salt Dough Ornaments for Kids

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Fingerprint Nutcracker Salt Dough Ornament at Rainy Day Mum

My Must-Have Christmas Activities Resource

If you’re anything like me, I know you’re looking for fun family activities to do this Christmas. But, not just anything. I’m not looking for elaborate and I’m definitely not looking for something that would require a million trips to the craft store.

That’s why I just love Countdown to Christmas – 24 Activities, Crafts, and Recipes to Countdown to Christmas by Cerys Parker from Rainy Day Mum. The activities are simple (you won’t find anything elaborate) and definitely fun. They’re perfect for families. And, they’re perfect for the advent season.

This fabulous resource for Christmas family fun can be purchased here. Take a peek, you’ll love it!

Are you looking for more kids activities?

Join our fun Facebook community, Creative Family Fun for Busy Families, for daily activities that are great for kids and families. We’ll chat, share, and have fun. It’s a safe and private place to share ideas for family and kids activities.

I’d love for you to join me! Just click the link below, request to join, and answer the questions (they’re easy, I promise). Come join the fun! Join the Creative Family Fun for Busy Families community here.

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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her here writing about fun learning activities, art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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