Jingle Bell Ball
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Jingle Bell Ball

Make beautiful music with a jingle-bell ball!
Age Range: 6-8
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Messy Rating:
1 2 3 4 5
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • Elmer's® Washable School Glue
  • Ballon
  • Newspaper
  • Elmer’s® Tempura Paint
  • Elmer’s® Paintbrush
  • Jingle Bells (3-6)
  • Bowl, Medium

Project Instructions

Day One

Step 1 Cover a flat surface with newspaper.

Step 2 Mix about ¼ cup of glue and a small amount of water in a medium bowl. The mixture should be runny.

Step 3 Tear the newspaper into small strips.

Step 4 Blow up a round balloon.

Step 5 Dip the strips of newspaper into the glue mixture. Cover the balloon with wet strips. Leave a 1" hole uncovered by newspaper so that you can drop in jingle bells later. Smooth out any bumps or bubbles in the newspaper with your fingers. Allow the balloon to dry overnight.


Day Two

Step 1 Pop the balloon! You will be left with a paper mache shell.

Step 2 Drop in the jingle bells.

Step 3 Create a new batch of the glue and water mixture. Dip newspaper strips into the glue mixture, and cover the hole. Let the balloon dry completely.

Step 4 Paint and decorate the balloon however you like. Let the paint dry completely.

Shake and enjoy your jingle-bell ball!

Craft Notes

Crafted for Michaels by Elmer's Products