For the past few years I have made paper decorations to decorate the playroom. They aren’t normally ones I involve my charges with, as I like to surprise them on the 1st December with it all. This year I have been making 3D paper baubles.

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To make your own 3D paper baubles you will need:

  • Paper
  • Double sided sticky tape
  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • Pencil

Of course, typically, the moment I go to make these my trusty circular hole punch died! So instead I had to draw around a jam jar lid and cut them all out.

3d paper baubles

You will need 12 circles for each bauble.

Next fold each circle in half.

3d paper baubles

When you have done that you will need to stack them together. If the paper you are using is the same colour on both sides, then you won’t have to worry about how you stack them. If like my paper, you have a design on one side and plain on the other, you will need to stack them like the picture above.

3d paper baubles

Make them into a neat pile and tightly tie a piece of string around it. You may want to tape it in place as well. Make sure the excess string is at the top; you’ll use that to hang it up with at the end.

3d paper baubles

Turn over the first half (like a page in a book) and on the back add some double sticky tape to the bottom 1/3rd of the circle, then fold the next half over onto it. You may need to experiment with just how much tape you need. Too little, and it is likely to come unstuck.

3d paper baubles

Add the next piece of tape to the top 1/3rd.

Continue doing this for each half. When you get to stick the last piece of tape down you will have created your 3D paper bauble.

You make need to adjust them slightly to make the segments space out evenly.

Top Tip

If they keep coming unstuck, use a piece of normal tape and stick it over the edge of the two halves.

I think these 3D paper baubles were the perfect touch for the playroom decorations this year. Not too time consuming to make, although it would have been quicker it my hole punch hadn’t died.

If you enjoyed these 3D paper baubles be sure to check out my easy paper christmas decorations, paper spiral decorations, and quilled snowflakes.

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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