How many of you love the idea of a snowball fight on a cold winter day?
What if I were to tell you that you could enjoy the fun moments of hiding, dodging, and throwing all in the comfort of your own living room?
Yup-you heard me.
I am going to show you how to make your very own SNOWBALLS!
And not only that but is fun song by Bee called “Let’s Throw Snow Together” to get moving and a grooving with these snowballs!
So- you ready to get some snowballs ready to shimmy, shake, and throw?
Grab white yarn, a small book, and fabric scissors.
I experimented with three different types of yarn. I loved the softness of Cameo yarn but it can be fairly expensive- but it makes an AMAZING and super soft snowballs! Another alternative is Baby Boucle yarn that is soft and fluffy as well but not as thick or expensive as the Cameo. Regular yarn is the least expensive and has a really great move to it if you are wanting to use it for moment with Bee’s song shown above!
First thing I do is place a piece of the yarn in the book and shut it to hold it in place.
Then I begin wrapping the yarn around the width of the book. The more you wrap the rounder and fuller the ball will be. So, experiment a little and see how full you like to have them.
Tip: Don’t wrap too tightly now or you won’t be able to tie it and get it off!
Then when you feel like you have a good amount- snip it off.
This is where there are various different ways to create your ball but this is what I do next. I thread a piece of yarn underneath the wrapped yarn…
Then tie a knot…maybe double knot it to be safe. I also like to use one or two more pieces of yarn to secure it really good if I want it to last through some good shaking.
Do the same to the other side.
Pull it off the book….
Check out the little snowball in the making here… don’t worry about the scraggle pieces- we will cut those in a bit.
Tie another piece of yarn around the entire ball. It should look like a bow.
This is what it should look like…
Now for my favorite part…. cut the loops.
And there you go! Pom Poms! Continue to give the puff a haircut until you like the shape and size. I like to keep them a little long so they can move around to the music.
For more info on making these snowballs and other fun activities to do with your little ones- find me over at www.weedstowishes.com!
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