If you and your kids like stringing together macaroni beads, you'll probably be a fan of this melted snowman ornament craft.

Melting snowman ornament craft made with macaroni, beads and paint

I was seriously sitting at my desk like, “What do I have in this vicinity? What can I concoct with this random assortment of objects?” Voila! This melted snowman ornament craft was born out of the things I found within my reach.

Sometimes, laziness and boredom divinely converge into something pretty damn awesome.

Melted Snowman Ornament Supplies

For my melted snowman ornament craft, I used paint from BEHR. Their Marquee Interior paint in Semi-Gloss Cameo White has been one of my faves for quite a few projects around the house. All I needed other than that was three round beads in three difference sizes, a single macaroni noodle, some string, a black Sharpie and an orange Sharpie and a paint brush.

Melting snowman ornament craft made with macaroni, beads and paint

Now, I know that a lot of people are going to want to know why I used household paint instead of craft paint for this. Paint used for the home tends to be a lot thicker than acrylic craft paint, so I knew it would be easier to glob it on there and get a melted snowman effect on your ornament.

How to Make your Melted Snowman Ornament

Melting snowman ornament craft made with macaroni, beads and paint

Painting these beads really was not a delicate art. Glob it on there, making sure it drips down the sides a little bit to look like it's melting.

Melting snowman ornament craft made with macaroni, beads and paint

Glob, glob, glob. If the holes of your beads get clogged, you can clear them with a needle later to push your string through.

Melting snowman ornament craft made with macaroni, beads and paint

To hold the macaroni noodle “arms” in place, I tied one knot above and one knot below the macaroni piece. Don't try to pierce a hole through your macaroni for this melted snowman ornament craft or do any sort of complicated stringing-through-the-ends move. Trust me. It won't work. Simple is better.

Melting snowman ornament craft made with macaroni, beads and paint

Keep it Sweet, Simple and Awesome

These are so easy and straightforward, you can make them in bulk and gift them to your class, teachers, mailman. This is now part of our collection of homemade Christmas ornaments that we make with the kids every year. With 18 years to go with them – starting from our easy kids ornament craft to our more advanced penguin ornament craft – I figure we have a ton of crafty ornament ground to cover.

Melting snowman ornament craft made with macaroni, beads and paint

Pin this melted snowman ornament craft to share with your friends or remember to do with the kids later on, during the holiday season. At the end of the holiday season, use our Christmas storage solutions guide to stash all your ornaments away until next season.

Have you ever made a melted snowman ornament craft? What's your favorite holiday DIY?