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Compulsive Crafting

Sometimes I'll see something online that is so brilliant and simple and brilliantly simple that I just have to drop everything and make it immediately. Yesterday, it was comet balls.



So simple. Two circles, weighted stuffing, with a silk tail. Simple but brilliant. Given Sam's preoccupation with things you can throw, I had to make one right then. No, really. Right then. Not at naptime. Not after the kids were in bed. Immediately. That's the good thing about the crafty closet. Fabric scraps- check. Plastic pellets for stuffing- check. Silk- no. Lots and lots of ribbon to use instead- check. Ten minutes after reading the blog post (no, really. They are that fast) we had our first comet ball.


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And it is unbelievably fun.

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Now, you may notice something. Who did I make the comet ball for? And who's got in every picture? Yeah, there was no way we were getting by with just one.


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30 minutes, no trip to the craft store, 3 happy kids- I call that a success. This may be my go-to kid gift for awhile. Did I mention how fun they are?


PS- Yes, Anna is wearing two braids, a floral sundress and cowboy boots in the above picture. Her own choices. Yes, indeed, Idaho seems to rubbing off on her.


Comments

balloongal said…
I remember LOVING to play with things like that when I was a kid. Such a fun easy toy.

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