Crafting with Bruce Vol. 3

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a colorful garland

Here's another edition of Crafting with Bruce! :D If you missed the first two, here's Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.

My sweet friend, Diana, had given us a box full of styrofoam balls over a year ago and I had been trying to think of fun ways to use them. Then last week, I had this brilliant (to me!) idea of making a colorful garland for Bruce's room so he can learn his colors. :) You can see how we painted the balls in the animated photo above.

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Here's how the painted balls turned out! They are bright and cheery, perfect for any kid's room!

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Materials I used: construction paper (to protect our working surface) paper plates styrofoam balls foam brushes craft paint

To string the balls together: yarn a skewer (to poke a hole through the balls) fun wire (to makeshift a long needle to pull the yarn through the balls)

This project is selfย explanatoryย but if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! :) I will note though that I was too excited to wait for the paint to dry so my yarn has a few streaks of color on it. But you really can't tell. ;)

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And here it is above Bruce's bed with his 89 cent world map! (Yes, 89 cents!! :D ) I love it!

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I think I need to do more painting projects with Bruce since he loves it so much! :)

What do you think? You can even make them with select colors to match your decor. Will you be making one? Please share photos if you do! :D

Lots of Smiles, Akiyo