Snowman Ball Christmas Ornament Craft Kit
Very Cute Ornament
This makes a very cute ornament. I filled the plastic ball with iridescent grass. That really made it sparkle. The glitter does not come on the ball, it has to be applied with glue and allowed to dry before assembling the ornament. Once dried, I used mini glue dots for hat, buttons, pom poms and scarf, and they worked well. However, I had to hot glue the snowman head on to the plastic ball for it to stay on. The recommended age for this project is 5 & up. I would disagree with 5. My 5 y/o nephew only applied pom-pom ear muffs and buttons. Everything else on this project is too complicated for a 5 y/o. I would say age appropriate craft for age 9 or 10 and up.
November 26, 2010
Not my favorite craft
I was disappointed with the quality of the hat and scarf for the snowman. Putting it together was difficult even for me as an adult.
January 1, 2014
VERY hard to assemble
Another activity for Girl Scout Day Camp and the girls were beyond frustrated with the assembly. We couldn't get the heads to stay on, the hats wouldn't cover the heads, and several of the tabs came off on the body. The ones that were assembled turned out cute, but several were adapted into something else.
June 19, 2012
Cute ornament- hard to assemble even for adults
I did this craft with MOPS mom's and a few of them had a hard time (even with directions in the indv. packages) figuring out how the snowman gets assembled. I am not a very crafty person and I even got it without the directions. I would do the craft again with the mom's but not sure it's an easy craft to do with alot of kids. If it's a few children, than it should be fine but I was so glad I made mine ahead of time so I could help the mom's contruct theirs. Most of them loved it and wanted more to take home with their kids.
From the picture, it says to put glue on the outside of the globe and put the glitter on it to create a shimmery snow look but if you have a big crowd, you can have them put glue on the INSIDE of the globe, glitter on one side of the globe, shut the two sides together and shake and it turns the whole globe a shiny white and looks just like a snowman.
BTW- I used tacky glue on mine and Elmer's glue on the rest. I would recommend Tacky glue b/c it dries faster and holds better. No need for hot glue but the craft doesn't come w/ glue or sticky things to attach the pieces to. So you will need to purchase that. But loved the craft and gonna be taking the leftover's to a retirement home and helping the elderly create an ornament to put on their tree's!! I hope it will not be too difficult for them!
December 14, 2011
The ornaments shipped faster then anticipated so that was a plus! Based on the picture from the website I knew it would be made with pom-poms, felt, and buttons so I wasn't dissappointed with the quality and in fact, I really liked the way the ball part was plastic and not easliy breakable.
I would, however, disagree with the age recommendation of 5+. This project is definately for older children of no younger then 8.
For the most part it is an enjoyable project with just a few frustrations of trying to figure out the best way to fit on the tight fitting hat and getting the pom-pom earmuffs to actually remained glued to their spot.
December 2, 2010
Very Popular with the Kids
Our church puts on a great community outreach event including ornament making. I have purchased hundreds of ornament kits from Oriental Trading and this one is a favorite with all of the children. They also like the Penguin Ball ornament and several of the other ornaments. This one is fairly easy to assemble, and considering how many of these we have helped put together, I could almost assemble Mr. Snowman in my sleep!
November 7, 2010
The pequins were cute but thank goodness I had 4 extra because some parts were missing to some and you know how kids can be if their not all the same.
December 22, 2009