For the first tim in a couple of years (since I got pregnant the first time about 3 years ago), I’m throwing a March Madness Party. One of the funnest “tricks” I use to make my table all sorts of basketball-awesome is to make bowls out of basketballs and put my chips or other snacks in them. So, for those of you who are headed to the kitchen to whip-up a party and enjoy some b-ball over the next couple of weeks, here’s How to Make Basketball Bowls for a March Madness Party. It’s super easy and makes a killer-cool scene…
The idea for this originally came to me from my son’s heavily beat-up old basketball that had sprung a leak. For some reason, we kept the old thing around, even though it was more like a basketball skin than a ball for any kind of game. I saw that ball one afternoon in the garage, full of random junk that seems to collect in garages. Inspiration, my friends, in a pile of junk stuffed in what should have been trash. But, I hesitated to just use a nasty old basketball–so, I bought a new one. Heh.
Now, I have these great balls that my son occasionally nicks to play with, but I get to turn into bowls come party time. Kinda the most awesome ever.
How to Make Basketball Bowls for a March Madness Party
So, I know there are those of you out there that hate written directions, so, for you, my friends that run with scissors and drive without maps, here’s a quick photo tutorial. You can figure it out from here. Heh.
For the rest of you, here’s my quick tutorial in words. LOL!
- Using your ball-inflation needle (just the needle, not the pump), go ahead and insert it in the ball’s hole.
- Slowly press the ball, forcing the air out.
- While forcing the air out, be sure to push toward the center to force the ball into a bowl shape. If you just crumple it, you’ll get a lumpy mess, but if you’re careful, a bowl will form.
- Using a glass bowl of equivalent size, tuck it into the depression in the ball, further shaping the bowl and stiffening it. I like to leave the bowl in there so I don’t have to wash the balls before or after use…but that’s up to you. LOL!
Any other great ideas out there for a March Madness Party? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!