Children crafts. Gift wrapping. A Box-Balloon

  • 0
  • +2

We thought you may like to have a go at this cute children craft — an original gift wrapping "A Box-Balloon". It's good for wrapping such gifts whose shape and size can't make it possible to pack with wrapping paper.
What You Need:
— A balloon of the suitable size
— A big cotton yarn hank
— Acrylic paint
— transparent glue
— a pricker or a screw-driver
— a long piece of string, lace or satin ribbon

Wind the threads round the balloon chaotically — in all directions. Beforehand, in some places of the balloon put some drops of P V A glue so as to fix the first thread layers.

Children crafts. Gift wrapping. A Box-Balloon

The preparatory stage is finished, when the initial color of the balloon isn't seen through the threads.

Children crafts. Gift wrapping. A Box-Balloon

Using an old tooth brush cover thickly acrylic paint on the balloon surface. Don't be economical with paint — it doesn't only give the color, but also serves as a linking material for all the layers, providing the construction firmness.
Children crafts. Gift wrapping. A Box-Balloon

Hang the painted balloon on the thread and allow to dry it the whole night.

Children crafts. Gift wrapping. A Box-Balloon

In the morning pierce the balloon and take it out of the dried cocoon. The made ball is cut in two — stretch the thread of the contrast color along the ball perimeter, tie it tight and cut along the made line with a sharp writing knife [it's desirable to stretch the thread covering the hole, where the balloon was taken out, so as to disguise it carefully then].
Children crafts. Gift wrapping. A Box-Balloon

With a pricker or a screw-driver punch symmetrical pair holes in the both halves of the cocoon.
Cover the inner part of the ball with art-paper or textile decorative petals, put gifts and cover them with art-paper from above too.

Children crafts. Gift wrapping. A Box-Balloon

Through the made holes put the bright lace or ribbon, lacing it up crosswise. The ribbon ends are pulled out of the last pair of holes and tied into a bow.

Children crafts. Gift wrapping. A Box-Balloon
Children crafts. Gift wrapping. A Box-Balloon

Comments (0)

Only registered users can comment.