How to Make a Snowball Ornament Kids Craft

This easy snowball craft is fun for toddlers as well as older kids. Decorate the Christmas tree with these foam snowballs, or place them on a banner or poster in the classroom.

preschool winter snowball craft

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Winter in some areas (like mine!) brings lots and lots of snow. This can be good and not-so-good.

Snow is hard to shovel, and we have to dress in layers of warm clothing. But it also provides sledding, snowmen, and snowballs!

While we love playing in the snow, there are days when we prefer to be indoors. That's when snow crafts come in handy.

We made a snowball with cotton balls in this fine motor lacing activity, and snowflake bookmarks that make a great gift for Grandma this Christmas!

  • Pssst...If you want an activity with real snow, try our snowman gauge that measures snowfall on a snow day, or bring some snow indoors to make snowball faces as featured on Fantastic Fun and Learning.

With or without real snow, winter is a fun time for crafting.

This simple snowball craft using a craft foam sheet is perfect for kids of all ages. There is room for imagination and creativity so every snowball can look a little bit different.

Get ready to imagine some 'snow' with this fun snowball craft

Snowball ornament craft

Supplies for a snowball craft


Fluffy snowball craft for kids



Instructions for a snowball craft

Kids snowball ornament craft

1. Cut a 3 in.(8 cm) diameter circle from the glitter foam sheet.

2. Make an even number of holes around the circle with the hole punch. 

3. Lace a chenille stem through the holes.

Kids can count the holes as they go around the circle. They should end up with an even number! This allows the ends to meet at one side of the circle to form a hanger.

You can help younger children with the hole punching. Make fewer holes for younger children if preferred.

The lacing with the chenille stem doesn't have to be neat - the more bunched up the chenille stem is, the thicker and fluffier the snowball will become!

4. Link the ends of the chenille stem together for a hanger, or add a colorful ribbon for a hanger.

5. Finish as an glittery snowball or a fluffy snowball.


Snowball winter craft for kids


Glittery snowball

Lace with a silvery chenille stem.

Spread glue onto the snowball and sprinkle glitter or confetti over the glue.


Kids can make a snowball ornament with craft foam and chenille stem


Fluffy snowball

Pull cotton balls apart into fluffy pieces. Glue onto the craft foam.

Alternately, if you cut a pompom in two, you can glue the flat side onto the glitter sheet.



Christmas ornament lacing activity for preschoolers


Your snowball is ready to hang on the Christmas tree at home or at school.

And the best part is - this snowball will never melt!


fluffy snowball chenille stem craft for kids


Maybe you have a winter season with little or no snow. There are lots of ways to have fun with snow and snowballs when they're just pretend! 

Pretend snowball activities from kid-friendly bloggers

 Winter Math Counting Snowballs from Fun-a-Day

Snowball Catapult Alphabet Activity from Mom Inspired Life

Snowball painting with cotton balls from All Done Monkey

Snowball sculptures with foam balls at Stir the Wonder.


Visit our Snow and Snowmen board on Pinterest for more fun crafts and activities.


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