Creamer Bottle Snowman – Kid Friendly Christmas Crafts

by Alli

These kid-friendly Christmas crafts are fun for kids and adults! 

I’m excited to be participating in thatswhatchesaid.net’s 25 Days of Christmas Series. It’s 25 days of Christmas posts!  If you are as crazy about Christmas as I am, you really should go over and check it out.

 

It will soon be Christmas break for most children. What do you do with the kids if it’s raining or too cold for them to play outside?  Have a craft party!  Here are three of my favorite kid-friendly Christmas crafts.

Frosty, Frostina, and Frostette the Snow FamilySnow Family

Is this not the cutest (end easy to make) snow family ever?

Kid Friendly Crafts - Snow Family

I’m sure you’ve seen a variation of these simple, cute, snowmen on Pinterest. But, I make mine a little different. I use empty creamer bottles that are clear. Then, I fill them up with my cheapo faux snow and I think my little snow family looks adorable.

Supplies For Creamer Bottle Snowman – Kid Friendly Christmas Crafts

  • Empty creamer bottles (2 large and 1 small)
  • Epsom salt
  • Buttons (old mismatched are best)
  • Wiggly Eyes
  • Felt or old sweater material for scarf
  • Glue Gun (an adult needs to use this)
  • Small Pom Poms

How To Make A Creamer Bottle Snow Family

Peel the label off of the creamer bottles, wash and dry well. Pour Epsom salt into the creamer bottles.  Tap the bottom and watch the salt settle.  Add more until it comes all the way to the top.  Put the cap on securely.  Using a hot glue gun, add wiggle eyes, buttons, and a scarf.  This is a good project to let your child’s imagination run wild.

Yield: 3 snowmen

Creamer Bottle Snow Family

Kid Friendly Crafts - Snow Family

This is the cutest and easiest way to make a snow family. The kids will love making these Christmas crafts.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5.00

Materials

  • 3 empty creamer bottles (2 large and 1 small)
  • Epsom Salt
  • Buttons (old mismatched are best)
  • Wiggly Eyes
  • felt or old sweater material for scarf
  • Small Pom Poms

Tools

  • Glue Gun

Instructions

    1. Peel the label off of the creamer bottles. Wash and dry well.
    2. Fill the creamer bottles with Epsom salt. Tap the bottom so that the salt will settle. Add more until it comes all the way to the top. Put the cap on securely.  
    3. Using a hot glue gun, add wiggle eyes, buttons, and a scarf. Attach the pom-pom to the edge of the creamer cap with the hot glue gun.

Did you make this project?

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Here are two more kid-friendly Christmas crafts you will love!

No-Sew Homemade Christmas Ornaments kids Christmas crafts

These are so cute and easy to make. I’m all about easy when it comes to DIY Christmas Crafts. 

burlap snowflake ornament

Isn’t the little Christmas tree lovely?

Christmas tree ornament

Supplies To Make  Christmas Ornaments

  • Old denim (or material of your choice) jeans
  • Burlap ribbon
  • No-sew fabric glue (I use Aleene’s)
  • Scissors
  • Cookie Cutters (to trace out the pattern)
  • Fiberfill

Use a pencil and a snowflake Christmas cookie cutter to trace out two patterns on the wrong side of the burlap ribbon. Using scissors, cut out the two snowflakes. Glue around the outside edge of one of the burlap snowflakes. Leave a small opening for the stuffing. Press the two burlap snowflakes together. Let dry for 10 minutes.

Use the stuffing tool (came in my poly fiberfill) to gently stuff the ornament. Glue the small opening shut. 

Glue on a cord or ribbon for hanging. Let dry and you are done.

Acorn Santa Ornaments acorn Santa ornament

I can’t draw but I can make these cute little Santa acorn ornaments. I think they are adorable.

Santa ornament

Supplies To Make Acorn Santa Ornaments

  • Large acorns – washed and dried
  • Acrylic paints – flesh-colored, red, white, black (or paint pens)
  • Small paintbrushes
  • Small white pom poms

acorn Santa ornament

These acorn Santas are so easy to make and simply adorable!  

Paint the top third of the acorn red (this is Santa’s hat). Let dry.  

Paint a thin white line (fur) beneath the red hat. Let dry.  

Use flesh-colored paint to add a U shape under the white line. Let dry.  

Use a toothpick dipped in the black paint to paint the eyes.   

With the white paint, draw a beard around the U shaped face.  

Glue on a white pom and add a ribbon for hanging to the top of the hat. Let dry and hang on the tree.

Do you have a favorite kid-friendly Christmas craft?  If so, please share!

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22 comments

Kara December 23, 2013 - 8:58 am

I LOVE your snow family. What a great and easy Christmas craft idea! Might need to hurry up and make a few. Thanks for sharing!!

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Alli December 23, 2013 - 11:37 am

I have to admit that I loved making them! I was like, “Don’t you dare dispose of that empty creamer container!”

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Alli December 23, 2013 - 11:38 am

By the way, I just had to pin your felt candy cane wreath, Kara. It’s simply beautiful!

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Susan Wojtkowski December 23, 2013 - 10:01 am

Such a cute idea! Your blog is fabulous – love the tips and stories! Keep on rocking fifty-something cuz, girl, you ARE Rocking!

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Alli December 23, 2013 - 11:35 am

Well, thank you very much, Susan! You just made my day!!

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Anna @ Northern Homestead December 23, 2013 - 11:38 am

The Snow Family is so cute, would make a great homemade Christmas gift, too. Pinning it for next year! I remember doing a similar craft with my kids using measurement spoons. They loved to play with the spoon family :), easy and cheap.

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Theres Just One Mommy December 23, 2013 - 1:16 pm

Those snowmen are so cute!

We made some bead ornaments that I liked doing with the kids this year.

Hope you had a great SITS day!

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Cherie @ incherieswords December 23, 2013 - 1:36 pm

These are all so cute! I love learning crafts throughout the year, but especially around the holidays when they can be given as gifts. Thanks for sharing your crafts!

Also, I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Sunshine Award because I enjoy your site. You can find the post here: http://www.incherieswords.com/sunshine-award/

Happy Holidays!

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Amanda Smith December 23, 2013 - 3:10 pm

These are cute! I have the creamer bottles in my recycle bin. I may try filing one with cotton balls and see how that looks too. I am pinning this!

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Kristen from The Road to Domestication December 23, 2013 - 3:55 pm

These are such fantastic ideas!!! **LOVE**

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Carrie-Jane White December 23, 2013 - 4:35 pm

I’m a sucker for anything that’s small and cute, so I absolutely love the snowman family. Unfortunately no ideas for the little ones but then, if you check out my blog, you’ll soon see why!

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Laurie December 23, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Love the crafts! So cute and looks like even a non-crafter person like me can make these happen!

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Alli December 24, 2013 - 6:42 am

Thanks, Laurie. I’m all about easy!

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Norine of Science Of Parenthood December 24, 2013 - 10:09 am

Wow! What beautiful crafts. I’m in awe! Happy holidays! Hope you enjoyed your SITS day!!

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Alli December 24, 2013 - 3:10 pm

I did enjoy my SITS day! And the comments just keep coming. I’m loving meeting so many bloggers I didn’t know.

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Jeannie December 25, 2013 - 6:51 pm

Ohh, I need a sugar despenser for New Years Eve… that snowman will be a perfect one! Do I have to wait for the kids to help me?

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Alli December 26, 2013 - 5:34 am

No, you don’t have to wait! 🙂 And I think a sugar dispenser would be a perfect way to use the snowman!

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Shirley @ Intelligent Domestications December 26, 2013 - 11:30 am

LOVE these! Pinning these to my Christmas board to use next year. Thanks for sharing!

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Renew Your Space December 26, 2013 - 5:24 pm

These are all so adorable! Especially love recycling those creamer bottles – so cute!! ~Renee

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