Sensory Fun Snowball Ornament Kids Can Make

This simple activity is simply fun! Kids will love hanging this soft fluffy ornament on the Christmas tree. And making a snowball ornament combines fine motor and sensory play for preschoolers as they lace up cotton balls, tie ribbons, and squish the snowball ornament in their hands!

Snowball Christmas ornament craft for kids - Preschool Toolkit

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We've made a Christmas angel and a Christmas ornament with foam balls so we thought it would be fun to make one with cotton balls. Toddlers and preschoolers will love how they feel, and how pretty they look decorating the Christmas tree.

Snowball craft fine motor and sensory activity for kids - Preschool Toolkit

 

Supplies for snowball ornament
  • cotton balls
  • yarn
  • narrow ribbon

 

Snowball craft sensory fun for kids - Preschool Toolkit


1. Thread cotton balls onto a length of yarn. Don't worry if the needle doesn't push through neatly - the fluffier the better when making a snowball ornament.

Snowball craft with sensory fun for kids - Preschool Toolkit


2. Tie the two yarn ends together, drawing the cotton balls into a circle.

Snowball craft with sensory fun for kids - Preschool Toolkit


3. Once the cotton balls are drawn snugly together, tie the ends of yarn to make a hanger.

Snowball craft fine motor and sensory fun for kids - Preschool Toolkit


4. Now comes the fun part! Squish the cotton balls in your palm - or use two hands! - to shape the snowball just the way you want it.

Snowball craft with sensory fun for kids - Preschool Toolkit


5. Add a decorative bow with narrow ribbon.

Have you squished the snowball to look just the way you want it!

Now you can decorate the Christmas tree with this soft and fluffy snowball ornament.

 

Find this craft along with resources from other family bloggers at The Resourceful Mama Kid Craft Challenge.

 

Visit our Snow and Snowmen Pinterest board for more crafts and activites. 


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