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Holiday Ornaments – DVD Snowmen

Yesterday we experienced the first snowfall of this year. It was hard to look through the window in the morning and see the ground covered in white. It is a lovely sight, but when you live in a climate where snow is an everyday thing in the winter, you tend to dread it ๐Ÿ™‚

Anyway, snow reminded me that the holiday season is about to get here, so I started to brainstorm a few easy arts and crafts projects that you could try with your students.

The first idea is made with old CDs or DVDs. These ornaments are easy, inexpensive, durable, and can make really cute keepsakes. I will be posting several different tutorials, so stay tuned!

Fun arts & crafts idea for the holiday season. These snowmen ornaments are the perfect activity to bring the holiday spirit (or the winter season) into any classroom. They also make cute keepsakes that students can offer to their families. Read the post for a step by step tutorial!

 


The Snowman Ornament

What you need:

  • old CDs or DVDs
  • acrylic paints (white, black and orange)
  • card stock paper
  • scissors
  • pipe cleaners
  • pompoms
  • felt in different colours (orange for sure)
  • ribbon
  • paint brushes and/or sponges
  • wooden bead (if you want to make a different type of nose)

 

Fun arts & crafts idea for the holiday season. These snowmen ornaments are the perfect activity to bring the holiday spirit (or the winter season) into any classroom. They also make cute keepsakes that students can offer to their families. Read the post for a step by step tutorial!

Carefully paint the disc with white acrylic paint. I started with a paint brush, and then gave it a second and third coat with a sponge. The sponge gave the discs a cute bubbly effect ๐Ÿ™‚

Fun arts & crafts idea for the holiday season. These snowmen ornaments are the perfect activity to bring the holiday spirit (or the winter season) into any classroom. They also make cute keepsakes that students can offer to their families. Read the post for a step by step tutorial!Fun arts & crafts idea for the holiday season. These snowmen ornaments are the perfect activity to bring the holiday spirit (or the winter season) into any classroom. They also make cute keepsakes that students can offer to their families. Read the post for a step by step tutorial!Fun arts & crafts idea for the holiday season. These snowmen ornaments are the perfect activity to bring the holiday spirit (or the winter season) into any classroom. They also make cute keepsakes that students can offer to their families. Read the post for a step by step tutorial!

 

Fun arts & crafts idea for the holiday season. These snowmen ornaments are the perfect activity to bring the holiday spirit (or the winter season) into any classroom. They also make cute keepsakes that students can offer to their families. Read the post for a step by step tutorial!

Make a cone out of an orange piece of felt or card stock. Make small cuts all around the base of the cone.

Fun arts & crafts idea for the holiday season. These snowmen ornaments are the perfect activity to bring the holiday spirit (or the winter season) into any classroom. They also make cute keepsakes that students can offer to their families. Read the post for a step by step tutorial! Fun arts & crafts idea for the holiday season. These snowmen ornaments are the perfect activity to bring the holiday spirit (or the winter season) into any classroom. They also make cute keepsakes that students can offer to their families. Read the post for a step by step tutorial! Fun arts & crafts idea for the holiday season. These snowmen ornaments are the perfect activity to bring the holiday spirit (or the winter season) into any classroom. They also make cute keepsakes that students can offer to their families. Read the post for a step by step tutorial! Fun arts & crafts idea for the holiday season. These snowmen ornaments are the perfect activity to bring the holiday spirit (or the winter season) into any classroom. They also make cute keepsakes that students can offer to their families. Read the post for a step by step tutorial!

 

Fun arts & crafts idea for the holiday season. These snowmen ornaments are the perfect activity to bring the holiday spirit (or the winter season) into any classroom. They also make cute keepsakes that students can offer to their families. Read the post for a step by step tutorial!

Insert the cone through the hole in the middle of the disc, making sure that it sticks out toward the paint side of the disc.

Fun arts & crafts idea for the holiday season. These snowmen ornaments are the perfect activity to bring the holiday spirit (or the winter season) into any classroom. They also make cute keepsakes that students can offer to their families. Read the post for a step by step tutorial!

 

Fun arts & crafts idea for the holiday season. These snowmen ornaments are the perfect activity to bring the holiday spirit (or the winter season) into any classroom. They also make cute keepsakes that students can offer to their families. Read the post for a step by step tutorial!

With cotton swabs orย a black permanent marker, add the eyes and mouth to your snowman. The eyes should be placed close together and above the hole at the center. The mouth should be painted underneath the hole.

You can also add some blush to the cheeks if you want ๐Ÿ™‚

Fun arts & crafts idea for the holiday season. These snowmen ornaments are the perfect activity to bring the holiday spirit (or the winter season) into any classroom. They also make cute keepsakes that students can offer to their families. Read the post for a step by step tutorial!Fun arts & crafts idea for the holiday season. These snowmen ornaments are the perfect activity to bring the holiday spirit (or the winter season) into any classroom. They also make cute keepsakes that students can offer to their families. Read the post for a step by step tutorial!Fun arts & crafts idea for the holiday season. These snowmen ornaments are the perfect activity to bring the holiday spirit (or the winter season) into any classroom. They also make cute keepsakes that students can offer to their families. Read the post for a step by step tutorial!

 

 



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Fun arts & crafts idea for the holiday season. These snowmen ornaments are the perfect activity to bring the holiday spirit (or the winter season) into any classroom. They also make cute keepsakes that students can offer to their families. Read the post for a step by step tutorial!

Flatten the pieces of the felt nose, and attach them to the back of the disc with hot glue.

Fun arts & crafts idea for the holiday season. These snowmen ornaments are the perfect activity to bring the holiday spirit (or the winter season) into any classroom. They also make cute keepsakes that students can offer to their families. Read the post for a step by step tutorial!

 

Fun arts & crafts idea for the holiday season. These snowmen ornaments are the perfect activity to bring the holiday spirit (or the winter season) into any classroom. They also make cute keepsakes that students can offer to their families. Read the post for a step by step tutorial!

Use different pieces of felt to add a scarf and hat. You can also use pipe cleaners and pompoms to make earmuffs.

Fun arts & crafts idea for the holiday season. These snowmen ornaments are the perfect activity to bring the holiday spirit (or the winter season) into any classroom. They also make cute keepsakes that students can offer to their families. Read the post for a step by step tutorial!

Fun arts & crafts idea for the holiday season. These snowmen ornaments are the perfect activity to bring the holiday spirit (or the winter season) into any classroom. They also make cute keepsakes that students can offer to their families. Read the post for a step by step tutorial!

Cut a piece of card stock or construction paper to fit the back of the disc. Trim it and add your student’s information to the back. I usually add name, grade level, and school year. You could also add season greetings ๐Ÿ™‚

Cut a piece of ribbon and fold it in half. Glue the ends of the ribbon to the back of the CD (make sure you are gluing it at the top otherwise your ornament will be upside down when you hang it).

Glue the card stock to the back of the CD, making sure the information is on the outside.

Fun arts & crafts idea for the holiday season. These snowmen ornaments are the perfect activity to bring the holiday spirit (or the winter season) into any classroom. They also make cute keepsakes that students can offer to their families. Read the post for a step by step tutorial!Fun arts & crafts idea for the holiday season. These snowmen ornaments are the perfect activity to bring the holiday spirit (or the winter season) into any classroom. They also make cute keepsakes that students can offer to their families. Read the post for a step by step tutorial!Fun arts & crafts idea for the holiday season. These snowmen ornaments are the perfect activity to bring the holiday spirit (or the winter season) into any classroom. They also make cute keepsakes that students can offer to their families. Read the post for a step by step tutorial!

Fun arts & crafts idea for the holiday season. These snowmen ornaments are the perfect activity to bring the holiday spirit (or the winter season) into any classroom. They also make cute keepsakes that students can offer to their families. Read the post for a step by step tutorial!

Here are some variations that you might use as a reference:

Fun arts & crafts idea for the holiday season. These snowmen ornaments are the perfect activity to bring the holiday spirit (or the winter season) into any classroom. They also make cute keepsakes that students can offer to their families. Read the post for a step by step tutorial! Fun arts & crafts idea for the holiday season. These snowmen ornaments are the perfect activity to bring the holiday spirit (or the winter season) into any classroom. They also make cute keepsakes that students can offer to their families. Read the post for a step by step tutorial! Fun arts & crafts idea for the holiday season. These snowmen ornaments are the perfect activity to bring the holiday spirit (or the winter season) into any classroom. They also make cute keepsakes that students can offer to their families. Read the post for a step by step tutorial! Fun arts & crafts idea for the holiday season. These snowmen ornaments are the perfect activity to bring the holiday spirit (or the winter season) into any classroom. They also make cute keepsakes that students can offer to their families. Read the post for a step by step tutorial! Fun arts & crafts idea for the holiday season. These snowmen ornaments are the perfect activity to bring the holiday spirit (or the winter season) into any classroom. They also make cute keepsakes that students can offer to their families. Read the post for a step by step tutorial!

 


 

I hope you enjoyed this post. Please stay tuned. I will be posting a new tutorial for another CD ornament very soon, so stay tuned!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you for reading and please feel free to leave comments below.

Take care,

Always a Teacher & Forever a Mom

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Najda
    November 12, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    These are absolutely just adorable! Now, I need to go and find some CDs. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply
      Always a Teacher & Forever a Mom
      November 12, 2017 at 2:03 pm

      Hi Najda! Thank you for reading. Maybe you could ask students to ask their families? That way they could even make more than one (hint: I’m in the process of writing a couple more tutorials…)

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