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How to Decorate a Wooden YoYo

A wooden yoyo makes a great toy for a kid – decorate them with your favorite scrapbook paper, Mod Podge and Extreme glitter paint. These are so fun!

A wooden yoyo makes a great toy for a kid - decorate them with your favorite scrapbook paper, Mod Podge and Extreme glitter paint. These are so fun!

I guess if I were to be describe by a toy, a wooden yoyo would be a good description. I can be a bit of a fruitcake, but in a very good way, I promise.

I’m an Aquarius – you have to forgive me! We have our heads in the clouds. So the yoyos. When I spotted these wooden yoyos at Michaels, I squealed. Can I tell you that a large part of my childhood was spent practicing with my Duncan?

The funny thing is that I had more than one. These were competition quality yoyos, my friends. My brothers and I had them and learned all sorts of tricks. I could walk the dog, do the sleeper and more.

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I even watched the Yo-Yo Man (on the Smothers Brothers). And know I’m realizing that I’m an enormous dork, so I should probably move onto the wooden yoyo tutorial before I embarrass myself further.

I blame my mom, since she’s the one who bought us the yoyos. If you want to do the same to your children, then follow these instructions.

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As I’ve written this entry, I’ve become intrigued by yo-yo’ing again, and I might have to take it back up.

A wooden yoyo makes a great toy for a kid - decorate them with your favorite scrapbook paper, Mod Podge and Extreme glitter paint. These are so fun!

I think I’m going into a “state of yo.” Peel the stickers off.

A wooden yoyo makes a great toy for a kid - decorate them with your favorite scrapbook paper, Mod Podge and Extreme glitter paint. These are so fun!

Trace the yo-yos onto your scrapbook paper. I used two different scrapbook papers, as you saw. Obviously you’ll need two circles – so do it twice.

A wooden yoyo makes a great toy for a kid - decorate them with your favorite scrapbook paper, Mod Podge and Extreme glitter paint. These are so fun!

Cut the circles out carefully. Set the paper aside.

A wooden yoyo makes a great toy for a kid - decorate them with your favorite scrapbook paper, Mod Podge and Extreme glitter paint. These are so fun!

Paint your yo-yos. If your papers are thick enough, just paint the edges. I didn’t worry about painting down into where the string was. Allow to dry.

A wooden yoyo makes a great toy for a kid - decorate them with your favorite scrapbook paper, Mod Podge and Extreme glitter paint. These are so fun!

Put a medium layer of Mod Podge down onto the yo-yo and spread out – put the paper down and smooth thoroughly.

Wipe away any Mod Podge that comes out the edges when you are spreading. Allow to dry for 15 – 20 minutes and then repeat with the other side.

A wooden yoyo makes a great toy for a kid - decorate them with your favorite scrapbook paper, Mod Podge and Extreme glitter paint. These are so fun!

Coat the entire yo-yo with Mod Podge. Allow to dry and then put on another coat. Be careful not to get the Mod Podge down onto the string! If you do, your yo-yo won’t actually “yo.”

A wooden yoyo makes a great toy for a kid - decorate them with your favorite scrapbook paper, Mod Podge and Extreme glitter paint. These are so fun!

I wanted a little “schwing” added to the outside rim of both yos, so I added FolkArt Extreme Glitter. I added Royal Blue (which I have a “pre-release jar” of) to the Blue Ink and Hologram to the Ballet Pink. I allowed to dry and gave two coats.

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A wooden yoyo makes a great toy for a kid - decorate them with your favorite scrapbook paper, Mod Podge and Extreme glitter paint. These are so fun!

I even went “wild and crazy” with the pink wooden yoyo – I did flowers one side and dots on the other. Now time to show all my friends and family my amazing yoyo tricks!

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Melissa@TheHappierHomemaker

Monday 10th of June 2013

My boys are obsessed with yo-yos lately-it never occurred to me to mod-podged them! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing at the Summer Inspiration Link Party! Pinning this to try soon, now to find the yo-yos in their mess of a room....

Emily

Sunday 2nd of June 2013

How much did those wooden yo yo's cost? They are super cute, and I think just maybe we will be making them in our upcoming kid's craft camp I run in the summer!

Amy

Sunday 2nd of June 2013

I don't know if Michaels still has them, but I got them in the summer section for $1 each! I'm wondering if the dollar store has yo-yos too . . .

Amanda

Thursday 17th of March 2011

Hi Amy! I've put together a round up of fun homemade games on Craft Gossip today and included your project. :) You can see it herehttp://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/6-fun-handmade-family-time-ideas/

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abeachcottage

Sunday 6th of March 2011

It is cool! Very nice!

Megan

Sunday 27th of February 2011

love it! believe it or not, I just bought mod podge for the first time this weekend!

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