Welcome to In The Studio, a place to show off your studio and meet some great artists! So I’ve already started thinking about 4th of July. Growing up, Independence Day was a fun, all-day event in our little town. The past several years, it seems that I am out of the USA more often than I’m in the USA on 4th of July. It’s so weird to celebrate America’s independence on a Winter’s night across the ocean in S. Africa, but we do it every.single.year. As I was putting together an Independence Day Crafting roundup for Today’s Mama, I got inspired and started making a rather long crafting list to make our festivities even more special. I don’t know if I will get to everything on the list. It does make for some fun home school art projects!
We’ve done yarn balls before, so I thought we would do some 4th of July ones. A quick check into my yarn stash revealed several shades of red, white, and blue that would be a perfect addition to any food table decor. I love how they turned out, reflecting everyone’s personality. Here’s how we made ours!
4th of July Yarn Balls
1. Blow up a small round balloon and place it on a bowl.
2. Cut 6 in. strips of red, white, and blue yarn.
3. Put glue in a bowl. Dip strips of yarn into glue and place around balloon.
4. Let dry 24 hours and then pop the balloon. Voila!
With all the talk about Independence Day, Emma Grace had a very important question she posed, “When is the 4th of July?” she asked. Well, my love, that would be on July 4th. In case you were also wondering, the curiosity is over now. [Smile.]
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