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How to Make a Paper Ball Ornament

How to Make a Paper Ball Ornament

A visitor named Belva shared these directions so you can make your own 3D ornament using circles cut out of paper. You can come up with some amazing looking ornaments using fancy paper.

  • Age Guideline: 12 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 60 minutes (Does not include drying time)

The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.

Materials Needed:

  • Piece of card stock paper
  • Pencils, scissors, glue
  • Christmas wrapping paper, medium weight
  • Needle and thread

Make two patterns from the card stock - one 3-inch circle, and a triangle that fits inside the circle.

Choose some Christmas wrap that has small repeat designs or use plain colors. On the back of the paper, use your circle pattern to trace eight circles and then draw the triangle shape inside each circle. Cut out the circles.

With the color side up, fold the sides of the triangles toward the center. When the three sides of each circle have been folded, glue four of the circles together by the semi circle flaps to form a cup shape. Repeat with the other four circles, joining the halves.

Use needle and thread to make a loop for hanging.

Here are some variations you can try:

  • Use two colors of paper and alternate the circles as they are glued together.
  • Draw the circles and triangles on a sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 paper (you need eight) and make copies for children to draw, color, cut out and glue.
  • Print the page on red and green paper and alternate the colors.
  • Make circles with solid colors and add small bright stickers.
  • Add glitter on edges.
  • Use the ball as a gift package.
  • Put a gift inside before the final section is glued.

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