Activity 93:   Paper Ball and Card Umbrella

We are going to make a Paper Ball, which can be adapted to make a paper umbrella in card.

We made this in one of our online classes - see our gallery page for some examples.

You Will Need: 

  • Nice coloured paper

  • Pencil

  • A mug

  • Scissors

  • Glue

  • For the umbrella card you will need a card and a pen too.


Step by step guide:


Trace the circumference of the mug onto the paper.


Repeat step 1, at least 6 times to create 1 ball.

Cut out all 6 circles.


Fold each circle into a half circle with the pencil marking on the inside.


Now start to glue each half circle onto each other as shown on the photo. Hold the glue for a little bit to ensure the paper will stay in place.


If you would like to hang your ball up or make a garland out of them add your string before sticking the last paper part on.

Adaption Idea: Umbrella Card


In order to make the umbrella, you simply follow step 1 to 4, but cut the circle in half before sticking it together.


You then place the umbrella exactly in the fold of your card when you open the card and add a little line for your umbrella holder. Simple!


If you make a paper ball, please send us a photo!