Pom Poms

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     Pom poms are a traditional tried and tested activity that I remember making from my childhood they make a fairly simple and affordable project to do (It is a good way to use up scrap wool). You only need a few basic materials: Card and some wool. We cut/made our own rings out of cardboard, if you prefer you can buy official pom pom makers from a hobby shop. We made the Penguin and turtle Pom- Poms on a long car journey – I was pretty impressed as it was a spontaneous/ impressive ‘genius’ idea as it passed most of the journey, with the boys concentrating on the task in hand it turned out to be a fairly quiet ride ‘there was no – are we there yet!’. We did the finishing details the next day back at home. Then the boys asked to do some more, though I think we are pom pom out now!.

How to make.

Level: Medium.

Cost: Little.

Enjoyment: We had Lots of fun with these. The boys were very impressed with the final pieces.

Time: Approx 1 hour.

You will need: 

  • 2 x Card rings  (The boys cut their own, hence not a perfect example) cut like so:

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  • wool.
  • Extra for decoration (Googly eyes, card, felt etc).

To make: 

  1. Place your two card circles together. Wrap your wool around like so

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until it is completely covered.

  1. Repeat around the circle until you have no more space to get the wool though the hole or you have had enough . The more wool you use the fluffier it will be. Use one or several colours to create your chosen Pom Pom.
  2. Insert your scissors into the edge, finding the slit in the cardboard, and cut all of the way around, holding the wool tight.
  3. Insert a piece of wool into the middle of the cardboard and pull it tight, secure in place with a knot.
  4. Gently remove the cardboard by pulling over the wool.
  5. Tidy and Trim your pomnpom to the desired size.
  6. Add extra details to turn it into your chosen animal/ creature (using card, material, felt, pipe cleaners etc).

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Enjoy emmas xxx

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