It wouldn't be a holiday without a surprise ball, right? These are so very easy to make and you can just plop them right into the stocking for easy gifting. What I really love about these surprise balls is because they are lumps of coal, they don't have to be perfect! In fact if they are too perfect, they wouldn't look like coal. Awesome. These might be my favorite surprise ball DIY to date. If you would like the step by step, you can see the how to over here. Basically, you just cut up thin strips of black crepe paper folds and one by one wrap your little gifts inside. They are always a blast to unravel and I think they would be perfect for stockings. Especially if your little ones are a teensy bit naughty. With these they get a lump of coal and a treat! It's a win, win all around.