Friday, December 3, 2010

Marshmallow Snowman Ornament

I realized that having the same title (25 Day Ornament Challenge) from now until Christmas would get pretty redundant. So I dropped it! But you are in the right place and this is the third day of my challenge. It was a busy/crazy day today. Lots of running errands, picking up these kids, dropping off those kids...and our oldest had HIS school Christmas program tonight.

I'd like to pause here and mention Louie's school program. It was FANTASTIC! They do a great job every year and it is a wonderful way to really get into the Spirit of the Season! A few "shout-outs" to two of Louie's BFFs...Joe did a great job with the opening second grade reading and Andrew did a great job playing Santa and popping out of the chimney! Fun times!

So, with that type of day...I didn't even THINK about ornaments until about an hour ago. Luckily I found this little gem here at Craft Goodies! I heart the absolute cuteness and easy factor of these little snowmen. And you can get as carried away as possible...or stay as simple as I did!

Here's what you need:

I found these empty ornaments at Michael's and they're PLASTIC! And they were 79 CENTS! Because of the time crunch I raided the construction paper box, but some cute scrapbook paper would be great to use, too. I hole punched the black to make eyes & a mouth and then I cut out a triangle from the orange to make a nose. Then I enlisted the help of my three year old and told him to "stuff" Frosty!

You get the idea. Fill up your ornament with mini-marshmallows. J. did his best stuffing while his tongue was hanging out. He pulled it back in when he spotted the camera. Anyway, fill up the bulb, but don't overstuff. Then put the top back on and glue on your eyes, nose & mouth. And TAA DAH!

You have achieved Homemade Christmas Cuteness in about five minutes!


Unknown said...

Great job Amy! Thanks for the link and Happy Holidays-

Wendy @

Mary Steinbrink said...

Amy, this is too cute! I think Emma and I may have to try this! I love all your ornament ideas. I've been checking in all week to see what you'll be doing next!

Anonymous said...

Made these adorable ornaments for my preschool class, so adorable!

Unknown said...

Love this ornament - so creative and fun! Just wanted to let you know I featured it in my roundup of glass ornament crafts here. Feel free to check it out if you want and hope you like it! : )

-Mel the Crafty Scientist