Saturday, January 14, 2017

Indoor Snowball Fight

This project was conceived when my niece was 3 years old and we were going to see her at Christmas at Grandma's house. All her cousins were quite a bit older--12 to 21 years older! I wanted to have an activity that ALL the cousins could play and have FUN together. Since the Christmas was to be in North Carolina there was no chance of having a real snowball fight with cousins so I made an Indoor Snowball Fight for the occasion. (A real snowball fight with older cousins could have HURT!)

I used a pattern from a book to make a large quilted cloth bag, using snowman fabrics! I made 2 sizes of snowballs from white flannel, stuffed with poly-fiberfill. The faces were drawn on with permanent markers.

The inside of the bag was a cold snowy print.

This bag was stuffed with loads of snowballs that won't melt!

For the large snowballs I used a CD to trace around onto the flannel and cut out pairs of circles. Then sewed around the edges, turned them right side out to hide the seam, stuffed them, sewed the opening closed (on the machine) and added the nose, eyes, mouth with a Sharpie.

Happiness in a bag.

I fused 2 pieces of muslin together to make a stiff label, hole punched an opening for the thick tie cord to go in then tied a knot in the end of the cord to hold the label on. 

For my favorite kindergarten teacher/friend I made a bag that is snowballs/frogs. These are green on one side and white on the other so they are two faced!

Her bag has snowmen and a frog pond! She can have safe snowball fights in her classroom when the kids are really deserving of some FUN.

The snowballs are machine washable too!!

One unwashed and one washed. The marker faded just a little from the washing.

More snowball fun!

These little snowballs are really easy to make and don't hurt when thrown around indoors!