Ship in a Bauble Craft Idea

Take a look at this fabulous new craft idea, great for all ages, mess-free and simple to create too!

Inspired by the traditional ‘ship in a bottle’, we have come up with this innovative craft idea that would be great as a home decoration or kids party craft.

We used 80 mm Two-part Fillable Plastic Baubles and 60mm Two-part Fillable Plastic Baubles, but you can use any size for this craft, discover them here:

Follow these easy steps to create an origami ship for inside your chosen bauble.

Here’s our recommended paper sizes for the baubles we used:

  • 80mm bauble – rectangle measuring 80mm x 100mm
  • 60mm bauble – rectangle measuring 60mm x 80mm

Ship in a Bauble Craft Idea – See idea

We also made a starfish bauble using a Single 90mm Fillable Two-part Plastic Star bauble filled with orange and yellow pom poms, then for fun added some 25mm googly eyes. Replace the pompoms with orange or yellow sweets to make a unique party favour or gift.

As an alternative, but slightly messier kids craft, we painted a polystyrene star with acrylic Golden Sun paint, when dry we applied a this layer of PVA glue and dusted the surface with yellow glitter.


These baubles are also ideal to create a stunning beach themed mobile to hang in a kids room or classroom.

Alternatively if you are planning a beach or maritime wedding, they would look look stunning hanging at your venue, given as wedding favours to guests or as a table decoration.

You can find more great ideas and How To’s here:

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