Whether you fondly remember dodging Bob-ombs in Super Mario Bros. 3, or your kids grin every time they pop out of a pipe in Super Mario Maker, everyone in the family will enjoy this simple and quick ornament DIY.
What You Need
- Round papier-mâché ornament (found at Michael’s)
- Navy blue, silver, and white acrylic paint
- 2 toilet paper rolls
- Medium size yellow or tan pom-poms
- Yellow or golden yellow pipe cleaner
- Hot glue
- Elmer’s glue (optional)
- Clothespin (optional)
Begin by painting the round ornament navy blue. You may need two coats for full coverage.
Set the ornament aside to dry by resting it on top of one of the toilet paper roll tubes. (This prevents it from rolling around or getting stuck to the table.)
Paint the bottom half of the other toilet paper roll silver on the inside and outside. Allow the paint to dry completely.
Use the white acrylic paint to paint two oval eyes on the front of the ornament. Let dry.
Next, cut the silver toilet paper in half vertically, and then cut a strip of the painted half about half an inch thick.
Form the strip into a circle about 1.25 inches in diameter.
Use the hot glue, or, if kids are making the ornament, Elmer’s glue to stick the ends together. If using Elmer’s glue, use the clothespin to hold the circle together while it dries.
While the silver circle is drying, flip the ornament over and use the toilet paper roll to hold it in place if needed. Use the hot glue to attach the two pom-poms on the bottom of the ornament. Place them slightly above the bottom on the front side.
Flip the ornament right-side up. Use the hot glue (sparingly) to attach the silver circle to the top of the ornament, with the string hanger in the middle.
Next, fold the yellow pipe cleaner once in half. Then bend the half-shaped pipe cleaner into a circle.
Twist the circle into a figure-8 to form the wind-up key on the back of the Bob-omb.
Use the hot glue to attach the pipe cleaner to the back of the ornament. Your Bob-omb is complete!
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Photo Credit: Kelly Knox