Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login
Share your craft ideas for a share of the ad revenue. Click on Write For Us.

Handmade Christmas Glitter Balls

by Lucy (follow)
Turn off the TV and tune into your own imagination. Enjoy each moment, allowing your creativity to unfold in the kitchen, craft space or in nature.
Easy (873)      5 to 10s (611)      Under 5s (588)      Any Age (403)      Christmas (149)      Decoration (119)      Glitter (18)      Baubles (2)      Family (2)     
If your Christmas tree is looking a little sparse this year, why not make your very own unique glitter balls to add some extra cheer and sparkle? The polystyrene balls are easily available in any discount variety store in many shapes and sizes, as is the glitter and paint. Allow your creativity to guide you and create the most amazing glittery balls you can think of. The beauty of this activity is that you can make it extremely simple for younger children, or quite elaborate to keep the older children entertained.



glitter balls, christmas
Our handmade Christmas Glitter Balls


Time: 20 minutes (also allow time for the paint to dry)
Age: Any Age
Level: Easy

Materials

Polystyrene balls
Glitter
Colored paint
Paint brush
Craft glue
Pins
Colored ribbon



glitter balls, christmas
Polystyrene balls


Method

Choose a polystyrene ball and paint it your favorite Christmas color - for example, we chose red and green.



glitter balls, christmas
Paint the balls


Once your paint has completely dried, attach the colored ribbon to the top of the ball with a sharp pin. This will allow you to add some sparkle without getting your fingers gluey and then you can easily hang it up at the end.



glitter balls, christmas
Attach a pin and ribbon


Apply some glue and dip the ball in a bowl of colored glitter. For something different, I also dipped the red ball in tiny shiny beads and I reckon these balls might look great with some red and green coloured wool wound around them too.



glitter balls, christmas
Hang your glitter balls up


Now it's time to hang up your masterpiece while the glue dries and then it will be ready to adorn the nearest Christmas tree. Have fun and happy Christmas.

Categories
#Christmas
#Glitter
#Baubles
#Any Age
#Easy
#Family
#Under 5s
#5 to 10s
#Decoration
I like this Article - 14
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by Lucy
An Ice Fruit Bowl makes an unusual offering for any summer party table
16 likes
This simple little basket makes an ideal way to offer a small gift
9 likes
We had a lot of fun making this Easter Chicken Handbag
10 likes
These Easter Clay Creations are lots of fun for children (and adults actually) of any age to put tog...
9 likes
Why not take an orange and turn it into an easy Jack O Lantern to celebrate Halloween this year? You...
10 likes
Have a pirate themed day in the kitchen with this cool pirate ship you can actually eat
15 likes
view all articles by Lucy
Articles by Lucy on Other Hubs
ID: 6103
[ Submit a Comment ]
What a great idea
Trending Articles
This simple Frozen pinata is just the thing to complete a Frozen theme party
8 likes
Perfect for all Harry Potter fans, this easy to make bookmark is a great back to school craft
8 likes
This card is ideal for a nanny birthday card or a mother's day for grandma card
8 likes
A simple summer paper craft activity for kids
6 likes
Why should fingers have all the fun? This 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' birthday card uses toe print...
3 likes
If you have a little girl in your life, chances are at some stage she will ask for a Frozen birthday...
3 likes
This is a great craft to make use of recycled cereal boxes
3 likes
This is a great activity for young children to learn
2 likes
Create a chunky underwater-themed necklace or decorations for the home
3 likes
These bookmarks are easy to make and most importantly are sure to stay in place
3 likes
Categories
Under 5s (588)
Any Age (403)
Over 10s (381)
Baby (12)
Links (1)
Easy (873)
Medium (244)
Hard (37)
 
Copyright 2012-2017 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version