MAKE THINGS: Easter Surprise Balls

Last night I got together with some ladies in my neighborhood to make some Easter Surprise balls! This is the kind of thing that is perfect to do in a group. The idea has come from multiple sources, namely this one.

But instead of an empty ball, my friend Stephanie decided to use these darling tie-it-on-your-bum-and-look-like-the-Easter-Bunny-cottontails as the center of the Surprise Ball.  Stephanie made these darling cotton tails, and I can't wait to see my kids with these:)

The idea is that inside every layer of crepe paper, is a new surprise. Place a toy or prize on the ball, and wrap with one long strand of crepe paper.  Keeping the prizes small and either compact or moldable is great!

We mostly used sheets of crepe paper, and cute them in strips. They handle better, and don't rip as easily.

Then comes the filling!

Merillee made these darling stickers, and Alison brought felt wool bunnies (who by the way have amazing--no AMAZING--blogs. Yeow!)

Oh, and I skipped the firecracker:) Could be rather fun for the older ones!

I made these little paper bunnies, with a free download here.

It would be fun to make other shapes a carrot, or a bunny shape. Have fun with it!

Finish is off with a sticker, and it's ready for the Easter Basket!

Here's the FREE DOWNLOAD if you want to make some little cut out friends. They are really not very useful except to just play with and decorate with. Simple, Simple!

And PS:

I've been hinting at showing you some fabric peeks, but alas, I made a mistake in telling you too soon. I'll need to wait till we get closer to May....but I promise it's coming! Sorry. Please don't hate me:(

Also, the Children at Play paper line is releasing in May as well! Meh. More waiting...sorry! But I have more fun stuff to fill in the gaps, so no worries.

Back to the art table! xoxo