DIY Christmas Stocking Stuffers | Money Ball (yarn ball)

DIY Christmas Stocking Stuffer Idea MONEY BALL Yarn ball

Growing up, Christmas was always a fun time. If your family is like mine, us kids were allowed to go through our stocking in the morning but we had to wait for the grown-ups to get up before we could open presents. Stockings were fair game designed to hold us for another hour or two. In actuality, it was good for maybe 30 minutes or so.

Credit goes to my dad for coming up with this idea for us kids way back.

This is great for any budget.

Choose from an assortment of change and bills. Penies, nickels, dimes, quarters…

It’s a great way to help fill up those ever bigger stockings people seem to have nowadays.

Good time killer as it takes a little time to unravel the yarn ball and collect all of the money.

To start, you need to unravel the ball of yarn.

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Here you have a few options. Originally, my dad would take two quarters and squeeze the end of the yarn between them and wind it up until it forms a small ball. Optionally, you can take a folded up bill and wrap that until you get a small yarn ball started.

As you wind the ball add coins and folded bills as you go until all of the money has been hidden.  If you’ve never done this for your kids, definitely make sure that there is enough yarn left after the last coin or bill so that it is all covered completely by the yarn so they don’t know there’s money rolled up in there.

I remember the first time my dad did this for us kids and we were like, “what the hell did they give us a ball of yarn for?”

At the end of the string, be sure to cinch it under itself so that it doesn’t start to unravel and then place it in the stocking.

Tip* Be sure to count out equal amounts of money for each kid so they don’t have a cow – unless you are in to playing favorites and like drama and yelling and screaming… Trust me, we kids definitely compared to see if we got the same amount of money.

For older kids or grown-ups, you could mix it up and put a ring (or maybe even engagement ring>?) in the center as a nice unexpected gift – especially if this isn’t their first money ball since they won’t be expecting that.

I also have a variation idea on the money ball for your four legged furry kids – specifically cats. You could do this ANY time of the year, but since it’s Christmas time…

DIY Christmas Catnip Treat Ball for Cats

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Air Raid Siren Sounds

Lately in the news thanks to north korea’s fat boy kim’s (aka rocket boy) unrelenting pursuit to get his own nukes to play with, we are hearing of the long unused air raid siren come back. Latest news is the state of Hawaii has re-introduced the siren warning system since they think they are a possible target of little fat boy kimmie.

Here is a playlist of seven videos created of seven different air raid sirens from around the world. How many of you are old enough to remember listening to these obnoxious sirens? Maybe more likely just hearing them on a movie or tv show.

Want to be a dirty rotten prankster to a friend or ‘frenemy’?  You could try blasting one of these videos to get them up early or drive by their house with it blaring from your car’s speakers.

It’s funny, I haven’t posted very much recently, and as i type i watch the word counter not even approach 300 words. I recall that 300 words was the minimum for a blog post to gain some relevance in a search or seo optimization.

I haven’t posted in a while because, #1 – there’s only so much of me to go around. #2- I haven’t been able to clone myself. Even if I could, I’m always concerned about the strong possibility that one or more of my clones would decide to pull a Multiplicity and ‘make a copy of a copy’. And if that classic movie told us anything, that making a copy of a copy isn’t really a good idea. Sure, you might get a marginally functioning adorable retard out of it, but in reality, that’s just a major pain in the butt and NOT funny to the ones relegated to being its caretaker. I would nominate the clones responsible for that. Finally, #3 – i think too much time has passed since I learned about how good and cheap phillipino virtual assistants were supposed to be… By now I am sure the market is saturated, they probably aren’t so cheap, and if they are, it’s because those are the ones that nobody wanted before – the leftover dregs.

Oh, and thanks to LavaPirate for use of the ‘oh shit’ art piece for the visual in the videos.