These are some much fancier type of ball but I just loved the look and decided to make my spin on it for E's birthday. I got a big ol' E from JoAnns, a few bags (I used almost 4) of poms at Michaels, and wet to work with my hot glue gun.
First I painted the cardboard E because, you know, it was brown. I just used some white wall paint that was left by our builders. I think if I'd used craft paint I could have done the project with Elmer's glue but the interior paint was a little too slippery (and The G didn't appreciate the blister she got from touching some not-so-dry hot glue. oops.).
I think if I'd used craft paint, I could have done the project with Elmer's glue but the interior paint was a little too slippery (the Elmer's would have been nice because The G didn't appreciate the blister she got from touching some not-quite-dry hot glue. oops.
Here's an in-process shot:
I was making this for her birthday so I went with the rainbow theme and I think it turned out super awesome!
I hung it on the front door on party day, brought it in after everyone had arrived for some photos, and now I think I'll hang it in her room. I'm hoping this can be a photo prop for all her future birthdays (at least until she's 12 or so and thinks everything I do is totally lame). What do you think? Sound like a good idea?
This was at 8:30 at night after the party. She was definitely ready for bed so I need to set Sweet E up with her "E" again for a true photo op.
Have you done any crafts lately with elementary-school inspired materials? Finished any Pinterest inspired crafts? Let me know! I'd love to check them out.
Update: The day I wrote this post I got an issue of FamilyFun Magazine in the mail and lo and behold, what was on the cover? You guessed it. A pom pom craft.
Looks like these little guys are making a resurgence (or maybe they were never uncool?).
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