CD Snowman


This CD snowman is fun and very inexpensive to make! Kids love making them.(NOTE: I’m taking a break from my Party in Your PJs link party. It will be back on January 5, 2016.)

Do you have old CDs hanging around that you’ve never taken the time to throw away?

Instead of tossing them out, use them to make these fun and inexpensive CD snowmen Christmas tree ornaments.

These snowmen are super easy to make. The hardest thing (for me) is to have patience for the various coats to dry.

Here’s what you’ll need:

CD
white acrylic paint
sponge paintbrush
googly eyes
orange tissue paper
black construction paper
Epsom salt
Mod Podge
clear acrylic sealer
curling ribbon
Scotch tape

This CD snowman is fun and very inexpensive to make! Kids love making them.

First, get a piece of waxed paper or newspaper to cover your work area. (I used waxed paper.) Paint both sides of the CD with the white acrylic paint. Be sure to paint the edge of the CD.

Let it dry completely.

This CD snowman is fun and very inexpensive to make! Kids love making them.

Next, add a very thick coat of Mod Podge. (The more you have the thicker the layer of Epsom salt you can have.) Sprinkle on TONS of Epsom Salt. Tap the CD on your counter to shake off excess salt.

Let it dry completely. (If you don’t, you could have problems with gluing on the eyes.)

This CD snowman is fun and very inexpensive to make! Kids love making them.

Spray a coat of the clear acrylic sealer. This will keep the salt from falling off.

Glue on the googly eyes.

Cut out 5 small circles for the mouth and glue them on.

Cut an 8 inch square from the tissue paper. (I started out with orange construction paper as you can see in the picture above. But, I didn’t like how it twisted. The construction paper was too stiff. Tissue paper worked much better.)

Twist the tissue paper to make the ‘carrot’ nose. Stuff it through the hole in the center of the CD. Trim some of the excess paper. Then, tape the tissue paper to the back of the CD to hold the nose in place.

This CD snowman is fun and very inexpensive to make! Kids love making them.

The tip of the ‘nose’ wouldn’t stay twisted into a point so I added a little bit of white glue so the nose would be pointy.

Cut a short piece of curling ribbon and tape it on the back. This is the hanger for your ornament.

Ta da! You are finished.

This CD snowman is fun and very inexpensive to make! Kids love making them.

Now, hang it on the Christmas tree.

This CD snowman is fun and very inexpensive to make! Kids love making them.

It looks lovely when the Christmas lights on the tree are turned on.

This CD snowman is fun and very inexpensive to make! Kids love making them.


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