Button Ball

size: 3"


  • Dow STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 3" ball
  • Colorful buttons, in various shapes and sizes
  • Acrylic paint, in color of choice
  • Ribbon, 6" length
  • Craft glue (or pearl-headed straight pins)

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, paintbrush, newspaper (to cover work surface)


  • 1. On covered work surface, paint foam ball in color of choice. Let dry.
  • 2. Glue buttons on ball, covering all areas. (For older kids, use straight pins to attach buttons on areas of ball.)
  • 3. Layer smaller buttons on top of larger buttons.
  • 4. For hanger, measure and cut 6" ribbon length. Loop and glue (or use pin) to attach ribbon ends on top of ball.

by Kathleen George for The Dow Chemical Co.

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