11 Ball Craft For Kids

11 Ball Craft For Kids

11 Ball Craft For Kids

I love to play golf, but it’s not the most exciting game for kids. 

So, when my five-year-old son asked me to do a project with him using golf balls, I was happy to oblige! Here are a few ideas for turning those old balls into something new and exciting:

Golf Ball Magnets

This is a great craft for kids who love golf and would make a great gift for grandparents.

What you need.

  • Golf balls, with the paint, removed
  • Glue (can be hot glue or rubber cement)
  • Magnets (you can buy these at any craft store in the ribbon section)

How to make it. 

First, cut a slit in the side of your golf ball. You’re going to glue your magnet inside here so that it sticks out of both ends of your golf ball like a hinge. 

After you’ve done that, insert your magnet into one end and let dry overnight before using! What can I use this for? Use this as an organizer or accessory for notes and pictures on your refrigerator—it’s magnetic so it will hold things on there securely without slipping around!

Golf Ball Monsters

For this project, you will need.

  • Golf balls with holes in them (you can buy these at a craft store or on Amazon)
  • Googly eyes (the bigger the better!)
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Paint of your choice (optional)

Craft sticks, glitter, and pom poms if desired. It’s also nice to have pipe cleaners on hand so that you can make arms for your golf ball monster!

Golf Ball Snowmen

For this craft, you’ll need.

  • Golf balls (you can buy them at your local store, or get them from a golf course)
  • Pipe cleaners (the kind that comes in different colors)
  • Buttons (the kind that has holes in the middle of them)

A golf ball for the head of your snowman. Make sure it’s big enough to fit around all four sides of the body.

Two golf balls for arms. They should be small enough to fit on the top and bottom of each arm. Use one as a hand and then hot glue another one right next to it so they look like two hands!

The rest will vary depending on how big you want your snowman! You can use any other round object like pencils, marbles, or even small flowers as legs if you want something more traditional looking )

Golf Ball Yo-Yo’s

Cut a golf ball in half with a hole-saw or other sharp tool.

Use the yo-yo maker to make a yo-yo and place it on top of the cut golf ball. (or make your own)

Glue the string to one side of the yo-yo with hot glue, then wrap it around itself until you reach the other side of the golf ball and glue it down again so that it looks like an actual yo-yo when completed.

Golf Ball Wreath

In general, making a wreath is fairly simple. You’ll need to use a wreath hanger and some golf balls. 

The first thing to do is get the hanger attached to your door or wall and then fill it with the balls. If you’re using a glue gun, put in your hot glue gun (or adhesive) and spread some out on the golf ball before attaching it to the wreath hanger with your hands or pliers. 

If you don’t have any of these things, just follow along as best as possible!

Golf Ball Spiders

You need.

  • Golf balls
  • Pipe cleaners (the kind with the bendable wire)
  • Googly eyes
  • Markers or paint

Golf Ball Gnomes

To make a golf ball gnome, you’ll need:

  • A golf ball (duh)
  • A cup or small bowl that can hold the golf ball upright
  • A pipe cleaner (you can get this at any craft store)

Erupting Golf Balls

You’ll need a pair of golf balls. One ball should have a hole in it. 

The other doesn’t matter. Now take the non-holed golf ball and set it on top of the holed one (you can also use two regular golf balls, one with a hole and one without). Use your hands or a hammer to punch through both sides of the holed golf ball, creating an opening for your fingers to fit into. 

Place your hand through this opening and pull back on both sides of the non-holed ball until it pops out from beneath its companion, launching into space!

Golf Ball Penguins


  • golf balls (you’ll need one for each penguin)
  • paint (color of your choice) and paintbrush
  • googly eyes (1 per penguin, plus extras in case some fall off)


Paint the golf balls white and let dry completely before continuing.

With a marker or pen, draw two ovals on the top corners of each ball to give them ears, and then add features such as eyes, nose, and mouth with markers or colored pencils.

Use a hot glue gun to attach googly eyes onto each penguin’s face; if needed apply a little bit of Elmer’s glue first to keep them in place while you’re working with them if there isn’t enough room at first for both hands when dealing with small parts like this one here! 

When using hot glue guns make sure that nothing else nearby gets burned by accident–you never know what could happen so be careful!”

Paper Plate Golf Ball Fish

Cut out the mouth of your paper plate using a hole punch.

Carefully remove any stray pieces of plastic.

Glue the golf ball to the back of your paper plate, so that it is secure and won’t fall off when you’re playing with it (or if you’re going to be storing it for later).


Here are some fun DIYs for you to try with golf balls. You can use them as decorations, toys, or even as unique gifts. There are tons of ideas out there, so feel free to get creative!

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