I was inspired by many different versions of kissing balls that I had seen, but my favorites have been the ones covered in roses. All of the directions I found for making the roses involved using hot glue to make the roses, and after a nasty burn, I decided to find a better way to make them.
Crumple your strips up, this makes them more flexible and life-like. (This would be a great job for the kids to help with!)
Now comes the sticky part. Use your glue stick to apply a line of glue along the bottom edge. I found it helpful to work on a piece of wax paper. Be careful not to push to hard or the crepe paper will rip. You want to get enough glue that the paper will stick to itself as you are rolling.
Starting at one end, roll the strip to form the center of the rose.
Make a pile of roses. To attach to the ball, I folded the bottom edge over, added hot glue, and glued onto the styrofoam. Nestle the roses up close to each other.