Don’t throw out your old CDs and DVDs! Turn them into these adorable CD Snowman ornaments with your kids. It’s a just another one in our collection of quick and easy snowman crafts for kids.
This is actually the second time we’ve used a CD to make a Christmas decoration this week! The other day we made these gorgeous, glittered CD ornaments, and today, we’re making a snowman ornament for the Christmas tree.
This morning, as I was rooting around in the craft cupboard, planning our daycare crafts for the day, I spotted the stack of old cd’s we keep on hand for crafting.
I asked the kids what they thought of the idea, and they were all for it, so I rounded up some supplies, and we got busy.
The kids loved this making these snowmen. They’re really easy so toddlers and preschoolers can handle it, but my big kids loved it too.
Aren’t they sweet?
Let me show you how we made them so your kids can make a set for your Christmas tree.
To make our CD snowman ornaments, you’ll need:
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- old cds
- white acrylic paint
- white glitter glue
- dried black beans
- black buttons
- orange tissue paper
- pink craft foam circles
Turning your CD into a snowman:
Start by painting your cds with white acrylic craft paint.
When your paint has dried (I always speed that process up with the help of a hair dryer), brush on some white glitter glue. This added a pretty sparkle to our discs.
How to make a 3-D carrot nose:
For your carrot nose, cut a full-size sheet of orange tissue paper in half. Fold this half sheet of tissue paper in half twice (once length wise, and once width-wise, just as you would to fold a face cloth.
Grab and pinch the middle of that piece, and twist. Continue to twist, pinching the end of the “carrot”, until you’re happy with it.
Have your child push that carrot-nose through the hole from the back of the CD. Trim the tissue paper to about a 1/2 inch at the back of the ornament.
Bring your snowman “to life”, using the buttons, beans and craft foam pieces.
Squeeze a hanging thread through the mose hole, and tie with a knot.
Isn’t this a sweet way to up-cycle your old CDs into some sweet Christmas ornaments?
Be sure to check out my Hooligans Xmas Pinboard to see the rest of our easy and inexpensive Christmas Crafts!
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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. In 1997, Jackie stepped out of the corporate world to start a family and to open her own home daycare. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.