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Mini Canvas Snowman Ornament - A Quick & Simple {Super Cute!} Christmas Kids Craft Tutorial

This mini canvas snowman ornament is the perfect Christmas craft to do with the kids this holiday season! They're super simple to make, they're great keepsakes and they're fun homemade handmade gifts too.

Friends, if you've been around for the past 10 years (almost 11 now...!) you know how much we love mini canvas kids crafts around here! Our kids have all loved crafting fun treasures over the years using mini canvases and other simple finds from our craft stash. A few years back we made adorable mini canvas snowman ornaments using mittens (which were crafted to look like little snow hats!) and a mini canvas - you can find those HERE. This year we decided to make similar ornaments - snowman mini canvas ornaments with earmuffs - using colorful yarn pom-poms a mini canvas and a handful of other simple supplies. These turned out just precious, don't you think?! They are so simple to make too! We will be adding a DIY mini canvas ornament to the tops of each of our packages/gifts for friends and family this holiday season. They are the perfect (super cute) way to pretty up a package wrapped in simple brown (recyclable!)) craft paper!

Grab the full supply list and our full tutorial, with step-by-step imagery, below.

Mini Canvas Snowman Ornament How-To

What you'll need:
  • scissors
  • paint brush(s)
  • black paint, orange paint, pink paint
  • pre-made yarn pom-poms or standard large pom-poms 
  •  pipe cleaner
  • mini canvas (we found the pictured 4"x4" wrapped canvas at A.C. Moore.)
  • mini low-temp glue gun and low-temp glue stick (steps using hot glue should be completed by an adult.)

How to:
  1. Using paint brushes and paint, paint your snowman's face to your preference on your mini canvas (refer to imagery above and below.) Allow adequate time for drying.
  2. Snip about 1" off of the pipe cleaner. Using low-temp hot glue, affix the pipe cleaner in an upside down U shape onto either (top) side of the mini canvas. Hold in place until hot glue sets. Add a large yarn pom-pom to either side, also using low-temp hot glue, to create the look of earmuffs.  Hold in each pom-pom in place until hot glue sets. The pipe cleaner portion of the earmuffs also doubles as a hanger for your mini canvas snowman ornament. 
  3. Hang your completed mini canvas snowman ornament and enjoy OR gift to someone special this holiday season!

Happy Crafting & Happy Holidays, friends!

Check out our Mini Canvas Snowman Ornament tutorial (with Mitten snow hat!) from a few years back, HERE!