Here they are after we made them:
Clearly my 9 year old wasn't too enthused to make it. Oh well. Probably because the excitement of Christmas had long passed.
To make them, here's what you need:
First put a sequin on a straight pin, pierce a mini marshmallow through the center so the sequin is now on top of the marshmallow. Then you stick the pinned marshmallow in the Styrofoam ball.
I made mine this way:
As you can see in step 2, I initially was going to continue going around in a horizontal circle, putting the next row centered between two marshmallows of the previous row. But I changed my mind to make a verticle circle of marshmallows. Once those were done I started filling up the spaces between until it was completely full.
I found a large gap and decided that would be a good place to put the ornament hanger. I took some ribbon and made a loop and stuck a pin through it as shown in step 2 below.
Then I put the pin through the styrofoam ball to form a loop to hang the ornament from a tree. After I hung it on the tree I discovered it needed a little more support so I added two more pins where the arrows are pointing below:
This is one of my fondest childhood memories, making these sith my Mother and brothers and sisters. And now I have memories making them with my children
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