They are made with two balloons and rice. If you google it there are a lot of tutorials out there. There is even a really cute super heroes one. Very easy to make and would be a cute, inexpensive give for a child.
I made these smiley face juggling balls and drawstring bag for my son who is at Boy Scout's camp with his Dad. They are driving back home for the 4th of July and then going back to camp until Saturday so I made them to take back.
My daughter's made 4th of July shirts this afternoon. This is one of them. The other is drying so I will post it later. We got the tutorial from Ten kids and a dog http://tenkidsandadog.blogspot.com/2008/07/4th-of-july-t-shirts-2008.html My daughter really likes it. She wanted to weave t-shirt material between the blue and red. We are still thinking about doing that.
I am learning how to make string dolls. I am pretty good at the body and head. I want to make a ninja one for my daughter but am having a hard time wrapping the head for the hood part. I used black hemp for the outfit but the hood slips alot. This is my second attempt. I used a lot of glue the first time it showed and looked a little sloppy. Also, what is your favorite string to use? I have tried embroider floss, hemp (didn't care for) and just twine (love but it doesn't come in colors). I have read crochet thread is nice? I have an eye question too. What size beads? How to I get them to set inside the string? I was thinking of tweezer to open up a space to place them in.