Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Indoor Snowball Fight!

I saw this super fun idea in a catalogue... check it out HERE. I loved the idea, but knew I could make my own version for a couple of dollars... I could not have made it at a better time, as it just got really, really cold here and the kids and I are somewhat trapped inside (I know us silly Texans right?) and making forts has been a big past time for us... now we make two forts pick teams and throw fake snow balls at each other!
I had this empty paint can (you can get them...never used at Home Depot for $3), but you can use a coffee can or baby formula can. I covered it in wrapping paper, printed out the title, and added some tulle to the handle just to make it pretty. I think it could be fun to let the kids decorate it, too!
Next I made 8 large pom poms... if you don't know how to do this there are lots of tutorials on line... HERE is a pretty short one. Mine are 5 inches and made with thick sparkly yarn that I found on clearance at Hob Lob. All in all, I made mine for $3!! I also think this could be a super fun neighbor gift! Todays Creative BlogSomewhat SimpleA Crafty Soireebutton Fun Stuff FridaysFor the Kids Friday

20 comments:

Heather @ Raising Memories Blog said...

This is such a cute idea, I love it! I would love for you to link this up to my December Sharing Time Linky: http://heathernow.blogspot.com/search/label/sharing%20time
Hope you're having a lovely Christmastime!
~Heather

Allison said...

What a FUN FUN thing to do!! I love your kit!

Allison said...

PS It IS cold!

Elissa said...

What a neat Idea! I may need to do this!

Ticia said...

I saw this as something to buy in a catalog and tagged it to remember later, and now I have an easy tutorial.

Katie @ The Crafty Blog Stalker said...

This is such a fun idea! This would make a great neighbor gift! I would love for you to share at my Blog Stalking Thursday Link Party. http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2011/12/blog-stalking-thursday-18.html

Shiloh said...

Haha! SOO much fun! I love it! We're definitely going to do this when our kids are a little older.:)

Danette said...

Could you tell me the font that you used for the "snowball fight" part of your label? Making this this weekend! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I love it-what fun!!! I see the whole family having fun with this. LaLa

Lindsi B said...

Ha! That is super fun!!!! Love it! I just might have to do that this year! I have a wonderful pom pom maker that would work perfectly@
Would you please share this with our readers for our Fun Stuff Fridays linky party? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2011/12/fun-stuff-fridays-3.html

kristy said...

Heather, I could not get your linky to work for me... I will again! Danette, i used a free font from the garden girls on two peans in a bucket. If you email me I can make you one and send it to you??

Chrissy said...

What a fun idea!! Love it!!

WhyCuzICan said...

Really cute idea...indoor snowball fight....LOL

Visiting from Fingerprints On The Fridge party,
Suzanne in Snowy NW Illinois today

Danette said...

Couldn't find a direct email address so decided to go with a post. My email is gooberdean@sbcglobal.net

Thanks!

Erin K said...

Awesome idea! Especially for all those snow days we had last year!

Katie said...

That is such an awesome gift idea! Please stop by and link up with our Crafty Christmas Gifts http://raisingoranges.blogspot.com/2011/12/crafty-christmas-link-up-party.html

Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) said...

This is waaaaaaaaaaaaaay clever!! What a neat idea! I am your newest follower. I'd love for you to follow me back, if you want to. I also would love for you to come link up at my TGIF LInky Party - http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties - I know my readers would love to see!!
Merry Christmas,
Beth =-)

The Rushing Rabbit said...

OMG I love this idea I so have to do this...awesome

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

What a fun idea! Thanks so much for sharing ... I'm pinning it.

Bonzai said...

Indoor snowball fights are the BEST (at ANY age!) I am Kids Club Coordinator at Provo Maceys grocery store here in Utah and this Friday, Jan. 18th we are having our annual "World's Largest Indoor Snowball Fight" 4:30-5:30pm. It is a free fun Family Activity (anyone with a child 12 & under is invited to come) and we make edible snowmen, have a blast with our snowball fight (we just hide behind tables laid on their side and throw crunched up white paper at each other) and then make a big snowman that never melts using the crunched up paper snowballs. . . if you are in the neighborhood, come join us! The pompoms would be a great idea for home, but I would make more than eight; the more the better. . .

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