Holiday Foam Ball Garland

  • Young Adult
  • Grades 1-3

Welcome the holidays with a festive garland made of foam balls and Simply Spray Project Paint!


  • Bead & Stretch Wire
  • Foam Balls
  • Foam Block
  • Drop cloth or scrap paper


Step 1. Gather your materials.

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Step 2.

To make it easier to paint the craft balls, stick them on Wooden Dowels about 2-3 inches apart.

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Step 3.

Stick the Wooden Dowels into a large foam block for support and place on a protected work surface.

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Step 4.

Use green Simply Spray Project Paint to add one even coat on the foam balls.

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Step 5.

Tip: Pick up foam block and turn upside down to cover the bottom of the foam balls.  Let the paint dry approximately 60 minutes or until feels dry when touched.

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Step 6.

Use red Simply Spray Project Paint and repeat Steps 4-5.

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Step 7.

After the paint is dry to the touch (30-60 minutes), remove the balls from Wooden Dowels.

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Step 8.

Using the existing holes formed by the Wooden Dowels, thread the craft foam balls on the bead wire, making sure to alternate colors. When all balls are threaded on bead wire, tie large knots on each end then display in your home!