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You'll need:

1 x Tennis Ball

1 x, maybe 2, pink balloons

2 x googly eyes

1 x pink pipe cleaner

2 x small pieces of pink felt for ears

 
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Step 1: Prepare the tennis ball

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Take off a slice off the ball. It needs a flat spot to stop rolling.

Step 2: Cut balloon as shown

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Take a regular size balloon - this one is 25"diameter

Step 3: Stretch balloon over the ball

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I needed two to hide the ball colour. Don't worry about being tidy underneath, it won't show

Step 4: Make the snout

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Taking the left over neck of the balloon, trim it short then twist it a little and stick to the ball

Step 5: Ears

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We had these pre-cut crescent shapes lying around which made for perfect for ears

Step 6: Pierce a hole for the tail

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I found a skewer worked best

Step 7: Wind a curly tail from the pipe cleaner and stick in the hole you just made

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and stick on the eyes

Step 8: Finally pose with your creation

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Adorable! I'm tempted to make this for my dog, but I know she would destroy it in seconds!

Thanks, my daughter didn't take too long either. She showed them off for a couple of days but I think one is now rolling around the back of the car and another squashed under the sofa. What can you do :)

That's par for the course when making stuff for kids. My kids have destroyed some pretty awesome stuff I've made.... I almost cry when I see what they do with the stuff I make them!

But I like my kids and like to make, so you are absolutely right... what can you do :)

These little tennis ball animals are awesome. Simple and cute.