Christmas Ball Craft

Kid's Christmas Ball Craft with glitter

This Christmas Ball Craft is so simple but yet they look stunning when finished. Hang them on your tree or place them on your table or mantelpiece and you will have everyone asking where you bought them!

I can remember making Christmas balls in school but instead of glitter we used torn up pieces of tissue paper. We would wrap pieces of paper around the end of a pencil then dip them in glue and stick it on the ball. 

I think the ones with glitter will look a lot nicer.

Skill:  Easy
Time:  20 minutes + glue drying time

What You Will Need

  • Polystyrene balls of different sizes
  • PVA glue
  • Glitter
  • Toothpick
  • Florist foam
  • Paper clip or thin wire
  • Colored ribbon or leaf decoration

How to make a Christmas Ball Craft

  1. Stick a toothpick into one of the polystyrene balls so that you can hold it like a lollipop. Cover the ball with a thin layer of PVA glue.
  2. Place some glitter on a plate and roll the ball in the glitter so that it is completely covered.
  3. You could also experiment with using 2 colors of glitter. To do this, place the glue on parts of the ball (for example in stripes) and then roll in one color of glitter. When dry, paint the glue on the remaining parts of the ball and then roll in the other colored glitter.
  4. Stick the toothpick with the ball pointing upwards into some florists foam and leave the glue to dry. A couple of hours should be fine.
  5. Uncurl a paper clip (or use the wire) and form it into a thin 'U' shape. Stick both ends of the 'U' into the top of the ball so that the curved end of the wire is just sticking out of the ball in a loop shape.
  6. Thread a piece of colored ribbon through the wire loop, tie a bow and hang on the tree.

Making Christmas crafts are a lot of fun for both kids and adults. And these glitter balls are perfect to keep the kid's entertained for hours. 

Try adding the year on them so later on you can remember when you made them.

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