Pom Poms

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Equipment:

  • Scrap cardboard – the thicker and stronger the better
  • Wool (in your Activity Bag) – I’ve found the very thick, chunky yarn works great for the large sized pom poms and the finer yarn works best for the small size but there are no real rules here
  • Scissors – sharp scissors are a must for cutting and trimming
  • pom pom maker template (in your Activity Bag) – to get the small, medium and large pom pom makers (optional – you can see from the photographs that I have roughly cut the pom pom makers free hand, but there is a template if you need it)

 

Step 1:

Cut out a shape that resembles a rectangle with a slit running down the middle but not all the way, like in the image below. You can see I’ve made three different sizes.

Step 2:

Wrap these in yarn. The yellow yarn in the image directly below is 8 ply, the other two are thicker.

Step 3:

While the yarn is wrapped around your cardboard pom pom maker tie it tightly in the middle.

Step 4:

Slide it off the end, turn it over and tie even tighter on the opposite side.

Step 5:

Use your sharp scissors to cut the looped ends. It will come out looking very shaggy and a bit uneven.

Step 6:

Now it just needs a good trim which is the big secret of making a fluffy, round pom pom.

Instead of throwing out your pom pom trimmings store them in a plastic bag and keep for future craft projects. They can be used in art collages or anything else you can imagine up!

 

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