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Halloween Surprise Balls

Every holiday, we get requests for candy replacement ideas for kids and their classmates. This year, make a bowl of Halloween surprise balls filled with wind-up trinkets, tattoos, and tiny toys. Read on for more!

Halloween Surprise Balls | Oh Happy Day!

Halloween Surprise Balls | Oh Happy Day!

Surprise balls are an awesome way to gift treats to little ones — because the excitement of unwrapping them is half the fun!  Just wrap a few spooky toys, like these monster finger puppetstemporary tattoos, and chattering teeth, in crepe paper streamers until you’ve got a tidy ball. Add cardstock features for detail, and you’re ready to roll! As the kids unravel the ball, they’ll find all the little trinkets hidden within the layers.

Halloween Surprise Balls | Oh Happy Day!

Materials Needed: Crepe paper streamers (in 3 colors different colors), scissors, tiny gifts,  Aleene’s Tacky Glue Quick Dry, cardstock, washi tape

Step 1: Gather a variety of tiny gifts to wrap in your surprise ball.

Step 2: Starting with the largest item, begin to wrap with the crepe paper streamer. Continue to wrap the item until it is completely wrapped. Wrap the second item until you have a ball shape, then add a tab of washitape to secure the end of the streamer to the ball.

Step 3: Wrap the remaining items, creating 5 balls all together.

Step 4: Cut out face details from cardstock.

Step 5: Secure the faces to the surprise balls. Happy gifting!

Halloween Surprise Balls | Oh Happy Day!

Halloween Surprise Balls | Oh Happy Day!

Crafting by Erica Kjos

  1. Sarah Wilson

    October 25, 2017

    These are Brilliant! And so adorable to boot!

  2. Belle

    October 25, 2017

    Great idea! Kids would LOVE to get these on Halloween 🙂

  3. Michelle

    October 25, 2017

    This is such a cute Halloween idea! Love it! ♥

  4. jam T

    October 26, 2017

    hahaha… surprise balls looks real funny and cute…. 🙂

    whenever my kiddo sees something like this he says “VooooW” and make a face… hahaha

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