Indoor Snowball Fight {in a Bucket}

Have you gotten snow yet this year?  Here in good ole Missouri, we probably won’t see any of the white stuff until after the new year.  So to quell my longing for snow day activities, I created this Indoor Snowball Fight!

I was inspired by this adorable gift idea I saw in the Personalized Creations catalog and my new Pom Pom maker from Clover!

Source: Personalized Creations

As you can see, this one is much cuter.  They embroidered happy little faces on their snowballs and personalized this little bucket.  Unfortunately, I wanted something a little less time consuming to make {and cheaper!}

It took me a couple of tried to get the hang of making these fluffy balls of fake snow.  But once I got it down, I was able to whip through them.

Here’s what you need to make your own!

Yarn

Pom Pom Maker (2 different sizes in a pack for $8.99 at Michael’s but I had a 40% off coupon!)

Scissors

Embroidery thread

Bucket

Vinyl adornment {optional}

Begin by pulling out the arches on one side of the pom maker.  Start wrapping your yarn around the arches.  {I wrapped mine pretty thick so they would be extra fluffy!}

Close that side of the Pom maker and open the other arches.  Continue to wrap your yarn as you did in the step above.  Now you are going to cut down the middle of the yarn.

Once it is cut, it will look like this.

{I think it looks like the mouth of Bumble, the Abominable Snowman, in Rudolf – LOL}

Next, place the Pom maker between your knees.  Take your embroidery thread and wrap it through the middle (where you just cut).  Tightly knot it.  Repeat a couple of times for good measure.

Once you are certain it is secure, carefully open the arches.

Gently, pull apart the Pom Maker and trim the excess thread and yarn so your pom looks presentable.

Continue making poms until you have enough to have a really good indoor snowball fight!

Disclaimer:  I am not responsible for anything that gets broken during the indoor snowball fight…hee hee!

Have fun!

Jill
Linking up these fabulous parties!

About Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

Jill Fritz is a full time outside the home working mommy turned craft blogger. She offers craft/DIY tutorials for Pinterest addicts, craft junkies, DIY fanatics and busy mamas. Jill started Create.Craft.Love. as place to showcase her craftiness and to encourage others to do the same. Create.Craft.Love is a place where passion and creativity collide!
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Comments

  1. Who knew they even made a pompom maker?! This is so cool!

  2. I pinned that snow ball fight bucket last year and wondered how I could put it together. I love your pom poms! They look so fluffy and soft, which in my house would definitely be necessary with a big kid that doesn’t know his own strength (my husband). Lol!

    • Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. says:

      Which is exactly why I went with the poms! The other ones are bean bag filled I believe. These don’t go very fast and its kinda funny watching Reed try to get away from them!

  3. So so cute Jill! What a great idea :)

  4. I feel like every one of my playgroup mommy friends will be getting a set of these for Christmas this year! About how much yarn did you use for how many snowballs?

  5. This is so cute!! I can’t believe they make a pom pom maker but I know I need one! :) Great gift idea and decoration!

  6. Love it! So cute. Pinning to the Christmas board too :)

  7. This is so cute and so original! What a fun idea, I need all the help I can get with indoor activities during this time of year :)

    • Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. says:

      It is so hard to find things to keep the little ones entertained. I think we all end up suffering from cabin fever! Hopefully this helps a bit!

  8. really cute idea Jill
    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/unique-ideas-for-christmas/
    Have a great rest of the weekend.

  9. This is an adorable idea! I had no idea they sold pompom makers. I saw that on Personal Creations and wanted to get some for our family Christmas party but I might just make them now…

  10. What type of yarn is that? :) I am excited to find your easy instructions and idea!! Thank you!!!

  11. We adore your clever use of our pom pom maker. Thanks so much for supporting Clover!

    • Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. says:

      This project is one of my favorite to date! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking time to leave a comment! =)

  12. very cute! :) the snowballs look so soft and fluffy!
    gail

  13. so SPECTACULAR!!!!!!

  14. Love the Pom idea!! Much better for me in a house with 3 boys. The whole family is having fun with this one!!

  15. I loved the idea so much I used it as a novelty gift to my friends in Key West FL. I kept telling them I was bringing a snowball from home when we visited them in February and she kept telling me it would be melted by the time we arrived. I filled a red metal bucket with the pom pom snowballs and printed “Key West Snowball Battle” on the bucket. They loved it!

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