Here’s a fun DIY gift idea for kids, either to give to kids or for them to make. A vintage craft that you don’t see much these days, surprise balls are a fun craft for kids and adults alike. I like these because they can be used for all sorts of events. They are an inexpensive gift idea on their own, or use them as party favors or a gift tag for a bigger present.
How to Make Surprise Balls
Surprise balls are made by hiding something inside for the recipient to unwrap. You wrap the ball with layers of paper or fabric and then do a decorative exterior. I love these because they are perfect for all levels.
How would you decorate your DIY craft? I think that any type of animal would be cute and for Christmas you could make Santa Claus, Frosty or Olaf.
What To Put In Your DIY Gift Ball
I think that years ago when this vintage craft was created, it was probably filled with very inexpensive gifts. That could still be the case today if you want to make it more about the craft and less about what’s inside. But if you want to make it a fun way to decorate a gift, then I think the sky is the limit for what you put inside. It could hide a special piece of jewelry, or a hand-made trinket the kids made for Grandma. Or how about hiding a gift card inside. It certainly is a lot more fun than just handing over an envelope. Use your creativity for coming up with fun ways to fill and decorate these DIY gifts.
Click here for the video tutorial to learn step-by-step how to make these surprise balls. A fun DIY gift idea or a fun project for kids to make.