Pom Pom Animals
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.
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:
- Extra for decoration (Googly eyes, card, felt etc).
- Place your two card circles together. Wrap your wool around like so
until it is completely covered.
- 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.
- Insert your scissors into the edge, finding the slit in the cardboard, and cut all of the way around, holding the wool tight.
- Insert a piece of wool into the middle of the cardboard and pull it tight, secure in place with a knot.
- Gently remove the cardboard by pulling over the wool.
- Tidy and Trim your pomnpom to the desired size.
- Add extra details to turn it into your chosen animal/ creature (using card, material, felt, pipe cleaners etc).
Enjoy emmas xxx