Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without some sparkly ball-balls so that was next our festive fun list. Again these are super easy to make and are great fun for the chiddlers! Here’s how…
You will need:
- Polystyrene balls (available from Hobbycraft)
- Acrylic paint or acrylic spray paint (we used red acrylic paint and silver acrylic spray paint)
- Glitter of various colours
- Wire and wire cutters (we used some jewellery wire I had lying around)
- Hanging string
- Paint the polystyrene balls. They will probably need 2 coats – wait until the first coat is dry before applying the second.
- As soon as you have applied the second coat of paint sprinkle the glitter onto the balls. You want the glitter to stick to the wet paint.
- When the paint is dry, glue a band of ribbon around the circumference of the ball.
- Glue sequins all over.
- Cut approximately 8cm of wire and fold it in half. Twist the ends together repeatedly to make a single length of twisted wire but stop about 1cm away from the fold to leave an eyelet to thread the string through.
- Stick the twisted end of the wire into the ball until only the loop remains. If you find the wire is loose pull it out and put a little glue in the hole and on the end of the wire.
- Cut about 25cm of string, thread through the wire eyelet and knot to make a hanging loop.
We just stuck (no pun intended!) with sequins but you can get creative and stick whatever you like on the ball-balls. I might try buttons next year for a real craftsy look!