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Lacy Balls

You'll be surprised to see how elegant and delicate these ornaments are.

Activity for an individual child

Age group: 18-40 months

Duration of activity: 1 hour


  • Plastic bowl
  • 1/3 cup white craft glue
  • 2/3 cup liquid laundry starch
  • Lengths of yarn 1 to 7 inches long
  • White craft glue
  • Small inflated balloon

You will be surprised at the elegant and delicate appearance of these ornaments. Remember that balloon pieces can be a choking hazard for young children; only an adult should pop the balloon and discard the pieces.

  1. In the bowl, mix the white craft glue with the liquid laundry starch.
  2. Show your toddler how to dip yarn into this mixture and drape around the blown-up balloon.
  3. Have her repeat with additional yarn strands until a desired pattern or design is created. She should leave some gaps and not cover the balloon completely.
  4. Once the yarn is dry, pop and remove the balloon.