Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sew Sew Sweet Saturday-Snowball Kit!

Here in Michigan we should have had a lot more snow by now but as I type this it is 41 degrees. I really have started to dispise winter as I have become an adult and I am required to go out in it even if I don't want to. This year was different, I wanted snow for Eliza, I wanted a white Christmas. Well that wasn't the case so I decided to do what I could to bring the snow to us.

In comes the indoor snowball fight kit! I know Eliza doesn't really understand why I am throwing balls at her but one day she will enjoy it!

Supplies:

Fluffy White Fabric
Stuffing, you could use beans but Eliza is too little for that
Bucket
Vinyl
Stickers
Sewing Supplies


Start out by making a template for your fabric. I didn't really know how to sew a ball so I googled and kind of winged it.



Sew 6 of your fabric pieces together to make them into a ball. Remember to leave a space open to stuff it. This fabric I worked with was VERY difficult. The little fuzzies would get caught in the machine and jam it. I do not recommend using it.



Turn your fabric right side out and stuff it. I used stuffing in case Eliza got it open on me. I also didn't want it to hurt when throwing them at each other.



Continue to sew as many snowballs as you would like. I made a few different sizes so Eliza could grip them as well as us.



Next work on your bucket. I have seen them everywhere, Targets $1 bin, I got mine at Joanns during Christmas clearance.

Choose how you want to decorate it. Target had some cute stickers on clearance so I snagged those, then I decided to use my Cricut for some vinyl.



You can decorate it however you want, or let the kids go for it on their own.

Toss your snowballs in and you have your own indoor snowball kit!! No need to get bundled up or cold, just have fun in your own home.







15 comments:

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Allison @ Alli 'n Son said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a fun idea!

Amanda said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

adorable!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This would be a fun gift for all of my California family! Super cute!

Heather Green said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Brilliant! I'm a serious cold-disliker (why do I live in the Midwest?!?), but I can definitely get on board with an indoor snowball fight! Thanks for the great idea! :)

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I had just finished making some indoor snowballs when I saw your post. Mine are out of old socks, so they don't look nearly as squishy and "snowy" as yours. I'm sure the fabric was a pain, but yours look SO awesome!

Crafty Mischief said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a cute idea! I found you through Today's Creative Blog. Thanks for sharing! :)

momto8 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

how fun!! very creative.
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can!

Little Love said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lovely idea - so much less of a mess than real snow! 4-8 inches falling here today in Chicago! Marie Claire @ www.little-loves.com

Sassy Sites! said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

adorable!! We don't have "real" snow in Arizona, so this would be perfect for us! :) Thanks so much for linking up to Sassy Sites for our Friday ffa party! Have a fabulous weekend!

XOXO!
marni

The NY Melrose Family said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I saw something similar on pinterest and in a catalog. I love it! I'm your newest follower.

Six Sisters said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a fun idea! Plenty of snow here in Utah, but how fun to use for an indoor snowball fight!! Thanks for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We would love to have you back next Saturday and share more of your ideas! -The Sisters

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Absolutely love this idea.

Natasha SerenityYou said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

wow love these so so much!! cute or what!!!!