DIY Wooden Thumbprint Snowman Ornaments

I love everything snowman, especially snowman made from thumbprints!  They are so cute.  Today I'll share with you some quick and easy DIY Wooden thumbprint snowman ornaments that your kids will love making and you will love hanging on your tree!

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We love making homemade ornaments to adorn our tree.  This year my husband has been busy in his shop cutting these little circles out of wood, and I was dying to find a way we could turn these into an ornament.

cutting wooden disks

Thumbprint Snowman Ornaments

Here's what you'll need:

These ornaments are super easy.  Just dip your thumb and pinkie fingers in the white paint to build your snowman.  There is really no wrong way to make your snowman.  To prove me right, my daughter added a third dot to her snowman...super cute!

thumbprint snowman ornaments

thumbprint snowman ornaments


I love making things together with my family.  Not only do you end up with some really cute ornaments, but you also build memories for years to come.  Once you've placed your white snowman as you like it on your wooden disk, then wait for the paint to dry. We left it overnight because some of our snowmen had thicker paint.


thumbprint snowman


Next we got out our colored markers and decorated our snowmen!  Easy peasy!


Thumbprint snowman


Add a ribbon to the finished product and you've got an adorable ornament to adorn your tree.  Make sure to have your little artist sign their name on the back with the year!


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Merry Christmas and happy ornament hanging!

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  1. Melissa on December 9, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    I need to make these! My 3 yr old might be a little too young but I can make them while she’s playing with play doh!

  2. Shelah on December 9, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    This is an adorable holiday craft! I am crazy about thumbprint projects.

  3. Katie @ Mom to Mom Nutrition on December 9, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    I love this idea!!! This would be such a fun activity for my weekly playgroup. Maybe not for the baby babies but the toddlers could definitely do this with help from adults!

  4. Tiffany on December 9, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Love this! Especially on the wood! What a unique idea! i love all thumbprint art!

  5. Deborah on December 9, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    These are too cute! I keep meaning to do a fingerprint ornament every year. We cut the base of our Christmas tree last year and this year with the intent to make them. We still have the trunk peice from this year. How did your husband get the pieces so thin?

    • Betsy on December 9, 2015 at 10:27 pm

      He used a band saw….he also cut some thick ones and they turned out really cool too.

  6. on December 10, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    These turned out sooo Cute!! I love nature crafts!

  7. Sarah M on December 11, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    I love these! They are ADORABLE, I wonder if my little ones could handle something like this. Definitely pinning this one! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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