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Christmas Ornaments: Baby-Sock Snowmen Ornament

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

This is a terrific recycled ornament. The snowmen are made from those baby socks that never really get dirty or wear out. A kindergartner can do this with help, but in a group this craft is really better for older kids.


  • White baby sock
  • Batting
  • String
  • Fabric or ribbon
  • Colored baby sock (makes two hats)
  • Glue
  • Buttons
  • Permanent markers
  • Orange pipe cleaner (nose)
  • Any color pipe cleaner (earmuffs)
  • 2 mini pompons


Fill the foot of a white baby sock with batting. Tie shut just above the ankle with string. Trim off the cuff.

Divide the sock ball into body and head by tying a strip of fabric or ribbon (the scarf) around the sock.

To make the hat, gather the colored sock together at the ankle and tie with string. Leave enough string for a hanging loop. Cut off the foot. Roll up the edge of the sock like a stocking cap. Glue or sew on the hat.

Next, glue or sew on buttons. Draw on the eyes and mouth with markers. Cut a 1-inch piece of pipe cleaner and poke it in for the nose. For earmuffs, wrap a piece of pipe cleaner around the head and tuck the ends under the hat rim. Glue on pompons.


Don't have batting? Use old nylon stockings or cotton.