I'm saying this for safety purposes...this craft is not intended for children under 5. Adult Supervision is highly recommended! Kid Giddy cannot be held responsible for any injuries resulting from this craft/blog post! OK - with that said, done and out of the way...here it is:
A Styrofoam ball - about 3-4" around (not too small - you'll need room for pins)
Ball pins (has a little ball at the top)
Package of Sequins (use a coupon!)
Ribbon for Hanging
Pencil for poking hole for Ribbon
Tray for any spills (Cookie sheet works well)
What to do:
Step 1: Begin by poking a hole straight through the styrofoam ball.
Step 2: Fold a piece of ribbon in half (approx. 20-24" long - 10-12 folded) and using the pencil again - poke the folded end into the ball.
Step 4: Take 1 pin in hand (holding the ball of the pin head) and choose a small sequin to "thread' onto the pin.
Step 5: Then take a larger sequin to thread onto the pin.
Step 6: Poke the pin into the styrofoam ball anywhere you want. Be sure to poke it straight in towards the center and not off to the side where it can potentially come outward to poke fingers or hands! (The pin would have to be seriously bent to do this - but you never know!)
Step 7: Repeat steps 5 & 6 as interest, supplies and space allows.
Step 8: Hang. (Unless of course you want to keep it forever - then I would suggest a little modge podge or E6000 to glue them all in place!)
This is a great craft for kids with a good level of Fine Motor skills (not a beginner level). Again - please - supervise your kids if you are letting them do the crafting! Have a great weekend...See all you thumbsucker parents tomorrow for your chance to win a free ME Thumb Cover to break the habit!