Friday, May 16

Yarn ball


I was reminded of this activity by The Crafty Crow yesterday and thought it looked like fun to try with my kids. Hmm. It didn't work as well as I'd hoped. First of all, the yarn wouldn't really stick to the balloon so it was frustrating for the kids. They would drape the strings on, then the strings would fall right off. I increased the amount of glue and tried to really soak the yarn. The kids just couldn't get into it and quickly quit, but I stuck with it and did eventually get the ball covered. I dumped some of the remaining glue solution over the ball when I was finished for good measure. I let it dry overnight. Some of the strings felt pretty stiff (where I strung the line through to hang it), but most of them still felt pretty yarn-like, soft, and shapeless (the photo is a little deceiving). I'm not sure what I could have done to make this work better. More soaking?

12 comments:

moomer said...

I love the vivid colors you used. Too bad it didn't turn out just right. Maybe someone will have a suggestion!

Anonymous said...

Perhaps it was the yarn you used?

mayaluna said...

Love your blog...and I may have an answer to the soft yarn problem...this same project is in the book "PreSchool Art" by MaryAnn Kohl. Her material and instructions are all the same with one exception, no glue. Kohl recommends using extra strong liquid starch (bought in granulated form). Can't tell you if the outcome would be different, so now I might have to go try it myself to find out!

Gwyn said...

That looks so bright and lovely. I tried a similar thing with my kids using the liquid starch instead of glue and it was a total disaster - wouldn't stick, fell off, fell apart etc. I wouldn't have minded if it came out looking like yours!

Amy said...

You are so creative- I love it!

Bobbie said...

I think the crafty crow one was using string, so it is harder to start with. I think wool/yarn maybe is too soft? I dont have any string, so was going to use yarn... maybe i wont now?

Kristi said...

I forgot what they are called, but there are wax covered yarns you can buy at Hobby Lobby in the kids' craft section, maybe you could try this project with those. They wouldn't stay real stiff like with glue, but I think they'd sort of hold up! :-)

Miri said...

we did it the other day & dipped it into clear acrylic colour before hanging it up to dry, it worked great, way better than the first time we tried it :)

Anonymous said...

Blue topaz ring will certainly be thpmas sabo your best option if you are intended to thomas sabo jewellery include a ring into your gemstone jewelry collection. cheap thomas sabo charms Either if you wish to wear the ring on a special occasion or thomas bracelets wear this sort of ornaments on a daily basis, silver charm carriers it is up to your account. Blue thomas sabo necklaces topaz ring can ensure you that you will attract every person.

zhengbin said...

Der thomas sabo schmuck Trends der jeweiligen Epoche ist ein Spiegelbild thomas sabo der Wahl, Aspiration, Haltung und die gesamte thomas sabo Halsschmuck Persönlichkeit des Menschen während der thomas sabo Kette früheren periods. Apart von der Nutzung der thomas sabo onlineshop Fingerringe während der Hochzeiten und Verlobungen, sind diese thomas sabo Armband Fingerringe auch weit verbreitet als regelmäßig zu tragen. Diese Ringe sabo schmuck sind wie ein Teil des Zubehörs in ihren Garderoben betrachtet. Man kann thomas sabo 2010 diese Ringe in verschiedenen Formen und Stilen. Eines der thomas sabo Anhänger gängigsten Sorten ist die halbe Runde Ringe. Diese Ringe thomas sabo charms sind in der Regel mit Steinen besetzt. Die Steine thomas sabo preise sind in der Regel im gleichen Größen geschnitten und angeordnet in der gleichen Reihe rund um den Ring. Die Steine thomas sabo preisvergleich in diesem Ring sind in thomas sabo shop der Regel in runder Form oder in einem Quadrat shape.Another häufigste Art der Ringe ist die Dreiheit Ringe schneiden. In diesem Modell thomas sabo shop online sind drei Ringe auf einmal getragen. Diese Ringe sehen stylish und trendy und wird mit fast allen Sorten von Kleidern in Ihrem Kleiderschrank.

posicionamiento web en google said...

Quite effective material, lots of thanks for the article.

muebles mostoles said...

Wow, there is really much worthwhile info here!