Crafting with Bruce Vol. 3


a colorful garland

Here’s another edition of Crafting with Bruce! 😀 If you missed the first two, here’s Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.

My sweet friend, Diana, had given us a box full of styrofoam balls over a year ago and I had been trying to think of fun ways to use them. Then last week, I had this brilliant (to me!) idea of making a colorful garland for Bruce’s room so he can learn his colors. 🙂 You can see how we painted the balls in the animated photo above.


Here’s how the painted balls turned out! They are bright and cheery, perfect for any kid’s room!


Materials I used:
construction paper (to protect our working surface)
paper plates
styrofoam balls
foam brushes
craft paint

To string the balls together:
a skewer (to poke a hole through the balls)
fun wire (to makeshift a long needle to pull the yarn through the balls)

This project is self explanatory but if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! 🙂 I will note though that I was too excited to wait for the paint to dry so my yarn has a few streaks of color on it. But you really can’t tell. 😉


And here it is above Bruce’s bed with his 89 cent world map! (Yes, 89 cents!! 😀 ) I love it!





I think I need to do more painting projects with Bruce since he loves it so much! 🙂

What do you think? You can even make them with select colors to match your decor. Will you be making one? Please share photos if you do! 😀

Lots of Smiles,

5 thoughts

  1. Oh my goodness… You two and your adorable facial expressions!!!!! I could watch this all day. In fact, any time I am stressed or bothered, I’m going to pull this up to watch. lol I love how it turned out!! Nice job hanging it too. Looks so casually perfect.


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