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.
We love using our old CDs and DVDs for crafting here in my daycare. 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.
Earlier this year, we made Easter bunnies, Easter Chicks and Thanksgiving Turkeys out of CD’s, and it occurred to me that we could probably make some fine snowmen with them too.
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. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.
This is such a cute ornament! I have pinned this post.
Carrie @ Crafty Moms Share
These are so cute!!
Carrie @ Crafty Moms Share
Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!
Those are super cute!!! Great way to use up those scratched up cds!
Great idea! Thanks
A cute idea! It is simple, recycles and would make a great gift (if you don’t keep it to hang in your own tree)!
Julia @ FaveCrafts
What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of DIY Christmas ornaments! Check it out here: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/easy-christmas-ornament-crafts/
Have a great day!
Thank you so much, Julia! I’m thrilled to be included! x
I am amazed at all your original ideas!! My brain just doesn’t work that way! Thanks for sharing at After School 🙂
Oh these are wonderful. So cute and they would be great on a tree.
I’ve featured this on The Sunday showcase this week. http://www.herecomethegirlsblog.com/2013/12/07/christmas-decorations-for-kids.html
Delighted to see something actually cute to do with CDs! Will try it this week.
Anna@The Measured Mom
Featured at my After School round up today 🙂
Love this idea! I am featuring it this week in the After School Linky!
Susen Malkowski Kuchta
this is GREAT! For some reason we have lots and I mean lots of cd’s that we don’t use. Whatever the reason I now know what we can do with some of them!
This is so cute and we are going to do this at our school. What did you use to attach the buttons and beans to the CD? Thanks
XI have 6 kids ages 3-14 who love crafting and thisnyear we’re making our own ornaments! I’m so glad I came across this post, we have so many scratcged DVD’S laying around from all these kids…now we can repurpose them into something we can all cherish! I had the idea after seeing this of doing “Melted Snowman” ornaments…I just love these!
I’m so glad you found our post too! I love the melted snowman CD ornament idea! We might have to make those too! We have more CD craft ideas here if you’re looking for more: https://happyhooligans.ca/10-things-make-with-old-cds/
I love these! Could you tell me what kind of glue you used to attach the buttons and beans to the CD?
We just used white school glue, Kate. Lots of it. 🙂