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Awesome Comic Wrapped Decorative Balls

By: Kathleen George for STYROFOAM Brand Foam

This is a fun and easy crafting with kids project. Recycle your favorite comic strip from the newspaper or a comic book and decoupage them on to STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam balls. Kids will love picking out their own design and displaying these in their rooms.

Comic Wrapped Balls


  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam:
    • 5" or 6" Ball
  • Comic section of newspaper or comic books
  • Small disposable container
  • 1" foam brush
  • Heavyweight glass quart jar
  • Gloss decoupage medium (optional)
  • White craft glue, thick
  • Wooden skewer
  • Scissors



  1. Using photo as a guide, cut comics into assorted small shapes such as rectangles and squares. Also cut out some individual characters and interesting word balloons, following their outlines.
  2. Insert a wooden skewer into foam ball to use as a handle while adhering images. Thin glue with water and then brush onto a small section of the ball. Place a comic cutout in the glue and press onto the ball, smoothing out any wrinkles or bubbles. Brush a small amount of glue over top of image, making sure all edges are secure.
    Continue to adhere cutouts to ball until completely covered, overlapping images in a pleasing manner. Add word balloons last so messages are easily readable.
  3. Stand skewer in a glass jar, allowing ball to dry thoroughly.
  4. If desired, apply a coat of decoupage medium over entire ball to produce a glossy finish. Let dry and then remove wooden skewer.

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try with photos you have printed out from lightweight paper...really cool!

What does " interesting word balloons " mean? You lost me there. RM

that is a good idea genius, any design can be etched into styraphom then lighlty rolled in ink or paint and the rolled upon presentation paper,adding more detail with tissue or glitter. thank you

I want to try these with Christmas wrap and tissue, with maybe some sparkle. Think they would be very festive for the holidays either on the tree, in a bowl, or hanging in the window.

Its great ... well i want to know how do people originally print on these balls? is it the same procedure


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