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How to Make a Paper Snowman Ornament

Where I live, fall is very short and the snow falls almost immediately once things start getting cold. That’s why, despite winter still technically being a few months off, my kids are already asking me to help them make winter themed projects! The second there’s snow on the ground, they get excited about it and want to incorporate it everywhere. That’s why I decided to teach them how to make these adorable rolled paper snowman ornaments! The first few we made together turned out so cute that I decided to make an extra and outline the process so other people can see hw they’re done as well.

Paper snowman ornament

Check out these full instructions for making paper snowman ornaments, complete with photos! If you’d prefer to follow along with a video tutorial, keep scrolling to the end of this post to find one.

For this project, you’ll need:

  • Cardboard (white)
  • Black paper
  • Crepe paper (orange)
  • A black marker)
  • Two googly eyes
  • Silver thread
  • Scissors
  • A glue stick
  • Three miniature crafting pom poms (black)

Step 1:

Gather your materials!

Diy paper snowman ornament

Step 2:

Cut two inch-wide strips from the width side of your black paper. Fold each one and cut it at the centre crease to make two equally sized half pieces, totalling four new strips in all.

Paper snowman ornament materials

Step 3:

Fold each of those four strips into equal halves again, but don’t cut along the crease this time.

Paper snowman ornament fold paper

Step 4:

With the crease facing to the left, hold the doubled squares together so you’re cutting both sides of each at once and trim the square into an L-shape. Then round the top corner of the bottom part off so it looks like a cartoon boot rather than the letter. Repeat this process for all four squares until you have four flat boots that open at the crease like layers.

Paper snowman ornament hat