Surprise Ball!





Isn't this surprise ball the coolest thing ever? I want one. Jordan first introduced these to me at the Tail of the Yak and I've been thinking of them ever since. Itching to get one... you can find them here. I wonder how hard they are to make?

The one above is photographed and found at Sandra Juto (very great blog) via seesaw designs.

11 comments:

stephmodo said...

Those cherries...

p.s. I'd love to do something like this as a project upon return :) This is AWESOME!

madame craft said...

wow this is incredible cool!!

Heidi Jo said...

They're not hard at all although the bigger the surprises, the more crepe paper your will have to use to make them non-lumpy. I used to make these as a child and give them for b-day presents to friends. It's so fun seeing their comeback!

S'mee said...

I make thses every year for Christmas for the little kids and then again for their birthdays. At first they were kind of like "Huh? Wha?" but one they remember that the more they unravel the better it gets. It's amazing how a pile of little inexpensive toys wrapped in ten minutes of unraveling fun can be so successful!

Easy to do: Just wrap a tiny toy with crepe paper streamers. Layer by layer by layer. I change the colour of the paper as I go. I use stickers small cars, pieces of candy, coins, etc. When you get the end of your toys, continue to wrap until the ball rounds well. You can add the stripes with small ribbons by gluing their ends. Cap the final end with a big star or medallion sticker and you're the hit of the party.

Anonymous said...

just don't do one of these if it's a gift exchange, or any situation where you are expected to watch someone unwrap it. It starts out cute, and ends up tedious. :P

Caroline Panico illustrations said...

I am going to make some of these, they are UBER cute. Wonder if anyone has thought of setting up a flickr group???

Sara said...

What a wonderful idea! Way better than the rubbish pass the parcel packages most people make. I need to remember this!

Rebecca (Dog-Eared) said...

Tail of the Yak was one of my favorite things about the Bay Area this summer! Love it.

jamieofalltrades said...

It would be so fun to make these!

Kate said...

OH NO! I have been looking for these for a long time. I thought they probably weren't even made anymore. When I was little we used to summer on St. Simons Island and I'd take my weekly allowance to the little shop by the pier and buy a surprise ball. I tried and tried to take all week to unwrap it, but I never could...

Thanks for posting this trip down memory lane for me!

jezebel said...

I used to have yoga birthday parties as a kid, but the best part was the surprise balls that my mom would make for the end!

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