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

For my snowman ornament craft, I used paint from our sponsor 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 melting snow effect.

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 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

 

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Melting snowman ornament craft made with macaroni, beads and paint

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

 

Melting snowman ornament craft made with macaroni, beads and paint. This holiday activity can be done with objects around the house and is a cool takeaway for kids.