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Holiday Classroom Craft: How To Make Spiky Balls

Before you know it, Christmas will be here, and no doubt many of your students are already starting to get into holiday mode. This is a great time for one…

Today I share one of my favorite holiday classroom crafts: spiky Christmas balls. These festive Christmas decorations are great for your older kids to make.

Before you know it, Christmas will be here, and no doubt many of your students are already starting to get into holiday mode. This is a great time for one of my favorite holiday classroom crafts: spiky Christmas balls. These festive Christmas decorations are great for your older students to make.

I’ll show you step-by-step how to complete this holiday classroom craft, from materials to finished product.

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Holiday classroom craft directions

Gather the following supplies:

  • Dress making pins (I used flat-headed silver [easyazon_link identifier=”B0042SR9LO” locale=”US” tag=”topnottea-20″]dress making pins[/easyazon_link], but the [easyazon_link identifier=”B07783M2PM” locale=”US” tag=”topnottea-20″]pins with colorful balls[/easyazon_link] could work too).

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  • [easyazon_link identifier=”B010LD0QTA” locale=”US” tag=”topnottea-20″]Bouncy rubber balls[/easyazon_link] or [easyazon_link identifier=”B001685PEQ” locale=”US” tag=”topnottea-20″]styrofoam balls[/easyazon_link] You can use any size you like. My samples use 32mm balls.)

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  • An assortment of [easyazon_link identifier=”B07HVD5LG4″ locale=”US” tag=”topnottea-20″]beads[/easyazon_link], [easyazon_link identifier=”B00CJDUXTY” locale=”US” tag=”topnottea-20″]sequins[/easyazon_link], [easyazon_link identifier=”B0054G62EI” locale=”US” tag=”topnottea-20″]stars[/easyazon_link] and [easyazon_link identifier=”B00ERILE2E” locale=”US” tag=”topnottea-20″]ribbons[/easyazon_link].

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How to make this easy holiday craft

1. Take one of the pins and thread on a small round bead.

2. Then thread on other sequins and beads to make a colorful design, leaving about 1.4 cm (0.5 in) at the end of the pin.

Today I share one of my favorite holiday classroom crafts: spiky Christmas balls. These festive Christmas decorations are great for your older kids to make.

3. Place a flat colorful sequin and hold it on the ball.

4. Push the pin through the middle of the sequin into the ball.
TIP: Pushing the pin into the ball can be tough on your fingers. Try placing a piece of card or fabric on the end of the pin to help push it in.

Today I share one of my favorite holiday classroom crafts: spiky Christmas balls. These festive Christmas decorations are great for your older kids to make.

5. Continue adding beads and sequins to each pin and then pushing them into the ball.

Today I share one of my favorite holiday classroom crafts: spiky Christmas balls. These festive Christmas decorations are great for your older kids to make.

6. Add a loop of ribbon to one pin when you push it in.

Today I share one of my favorite holiday classroom crafts: spiky Christmas balls. These festive Christmas decorations are great for your older kids to make.

7. Hang your spiky Christmas ball up and enjoy!

Today I share one of my favorite holiday classroom crafts: spiky Christmas balls. These festive Christmas decorations are great for your older kids to make.

I hope this makes your classroom or home more festive and that your students enjoy this project as we get into the holiday season!

Before you know it, Christmas will be here, and no doubt many of your students are already starting to get into holiday mode. This is a great time for one of my favorite holiday classroom crafts: spiky Christmas balls. These festive Christmas decorations are great fun for your older kids to make. #classroomcraft #christmascraft #holidaycraft

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