i saw these in a crafty-type blog and i thought: that looks like an excellent way to spent nineteen bajillion hours putting together small things of no intrinsic value that will provide five or six minutes of merriment.
'coz you know, that's really what it's all about.
i didn't want to make mine large like in the instructions, and i thought colored tissue paper would be just fine.
colored tissue paper DOES work just fine, but guess who has do do all the cutting?
and it turns out that the smaller the ball is, the harder it is to make all round and stuff.
you live and learn.
but my family and friends loved them and we had a good time after dinner and before dessert unwrapping the silly things to the point that i think i will make a whole lot of them next year.