Surprise Ball Christmas Ornaments
These little surprise balls add to the wonder and excitement of Christmas while also making an ornament for the tree!
Gather fun trinkets, the smaller, the flatter —the better! (tattoos, stickers, etc)
For final layer, cut about 2 yards of crepe paper in color you want the finished ornament. Fold crepe paper in half as it tightly wraps around the ball. Some surprise balls use a sheet of tissue paper to wrap around the ball for the final layer.
Hang on the tree. It would be a nice advent activity to allow the children to unwrap a surprise ball before Christmas arrives. These would also make fun gifts for extended family at large family gatherings. How exciting to unwrap a ball and find so many treats hidden inside!
Published December 9, 2009. Last updated December 20, 2017.