Yarn Snowballs

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By General Crafts Contributor Michelle

DIY Yarn Snowballs

Here’s a fun and simple project to do with the kids that yields very pretty results–grab some yarn, balloons and glue, and get snowballing!

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Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:

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Blow up you balloons so they are small, round and about 3-inches in diameter.

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Measure out one piece of yarn approximately 7-yards in length for each balloon you have.  In a small bowl, squirt a big puddle of glue and mix with enough water to make it the consistency of heavy cream.  Dip a piece of yarn into the glue so it is thoroughly saturated with the glue mixture.  Pull the end of the yarn out, and run your fingers along foot or so of the yarn to remove the extra liquid.  Begin snugly wrapping the yarn around the balloon, removing the extra liquid with your fingers as you pull more yarn out of the glue-water, but not so hard that you distort the spherical shape.  Be sure to make your wraps in all directions to totally cover the balloon.  Tuck in the end.  Cover all of your balloons, and let them dry completely.  This may take a day or more, depending on the humidity, and how wet your yarn was.  I sped mine along by setting them on the heating vents in my house, rotating them every few hours–they took a full day to dry.

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When the balloons are dry, pop the balloon inside each ball and carefully remove them.  Using your paintbrush, brush the top of each balloon with some glue, and while it’s wet, sprinkle with the glitter.  Let dry.

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These snowballs look so pretty piled in a bowl on the table as a centerpiece, or displayed on the Christmas tree by carefully poking a light up inside each one to make them glow.

Happy Crafting!

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