Are you looking for an easy and inexpensive ornament to have your students make as gifts this year? You’ll love this Snowman Paint Stick Ornament! Such a cute gift idea! As a parent, I am so thankful for my own kids teachers for helping them make these special ornaments or gift each year for our family. They will be cherrished and are excited to see them come back out and onto the tree each year.
Keep reading to get all of the details.
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You’ll need a few supplies to make the Snowman Paint Stick Ornament.
- Paint sticks – one per student
- Popsicle craft sticks – one per student
- Googly eyes – 2 per student
- Buttons, mini pom pom balls, or jewels – 3 per student
- Glue or hot glue
- White and black acrylic paint
- Paint brushes
- Black Sharpie
- Orange Sharpie
- Twine or baker twine
- Picture of the student for the back of the ornament if possible
Make the Snowman Ornament
To make the ornament, have each student start by using a black sharpie to make a line across the stick where the paint stick curves in. See picture below.
Next, have the students paint the smaller top portion above the line black. They will also paint the popsicle stick black at this time as well. Set aside and let dry. Once the paint is dry, have them paint the bottom portion of the stick white and set aside to let it dry.
Once the paint is dry the students are ready to create their snowman. Have them choose their ribbon and decorations.
To attach everything to the snowman, you can either use glue or hot glue. If you want to have the students do everything on their own, use the glue, it will just need extra time to dry. Or you can use a glue gun and help them attach the items they’ve chose to their paint stick. Glue the painted popsicle stick where the black and white paint meet to make the hat. Add the eyes, and the decorative items they’ve chosen. They can then use the markers to add black dots for the mouth and the nose. Tie the ribbon on as the snowmans scarf.
Once the snowman is complete, make sure to turn over the popsicle stick and attach a small picture of the student if you have one, and have them write their name and the year.
And there you have a super cute and easy ornamnet idea! You may want to check out our other paint stick ornament idea too, you can get the instructions for that one here.
Let us know in the comments below if you make these with your class!
See you next time!