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How to Make Fleece Snowballs

Ever thought of making a fabric snowball? With this clever tutorial, learn how to make indoor snowballs easily!

Updated September 21, 2022
How to Make Fleece Snowballs
How to Make Fleece Snowballs

This indoor snowballs DIY is seriously clever and fun! If you've never thought about making reusable fabric snowballs that can be used any time of year, inside or out. Learn how to make fleece snowballs with this beginner-friendly sewing tutorial.

You can even get the kids involved in making them. Anyone will love having an indoor snowball fight when it's too cold, hot, snowy, or rainy outside. Or, when the weather is nice but there is no snow in sight, take the snowball throwing outside! There are many games to play but you can also use them as decor come Christmastime. 

In lieu of fleece, you can easily use white felt instead or other fabric of choice. MaryAnne also includes a free DIY faux snowball template to make this project even more straightforward and simple. By the way, keep scrolling down on this page for some FAQs answered. 
 

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Sewn byBoth Hand and Machine

Beginner

Materials List

  • White fleece, felt, or other white fabric
  • Polyester fiberfill
  • Sewing machine
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Thread, notions, and other sewing accessories
  • Optional: Sewing clips

PLUS! Fabric Snowballs FAQs

What are indoor snowballs made of? 
Faux snowballs are made of fabric outside. Preferably a soft and thicker material, which is why fleece is ideal. Inside is polyester fiberfill, which makes the snowballs light and easier to throw.

Do you have to use a sewing machine to sew DIY indoor snowballs?
No, you don't! You can sew fabric snowballs by hand, but it does take longer. If introducing your children to sewing with this project, it might be fun to try both and see what they are most comfortable with.

What can you play with faux snowballs?
There are a lot of creative games to play using these DIY snowballs if you're looking for more structured ideas. We'd recommend making at least five for each person and putting them in a bucket or bowl for easy throwing.

You can play by hiding and surprising people as you would in a normal snowball fight. If there are a lot of people, set up everyone like a dodgeball game and play as you would with balls. Your imagination is the only limitation!
 

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