Pom-poms! I remember making tons of little animals and things using pom-poms when I was younger! While I remember it being easy, I actually had to Google how to make them again, but it was as I remembered, super easy! And a great project for kids too!
- Cardboard rectangle (mine is about 1.5” wide and yielded a 2” pom-pom)
Step 1: Wrap the yarn around your piece of cardboard approximately 100 times for a 2” pom-pom, or 50 times for a 1” pom-pom. This is great for counting practice!
Step 2: Carefully bend cardboard in half to remove roll of yarn. Cut a 5” piece of string and lay yarn roll across it, then tie it in a knot trying to keep both sides of the yarn even.
Step 3: Carefully cut along the folded edge of the yarn all the way around your pom-pom:
Step 4: Fluff up your pom-pom rolling it in a ball in your hands. Then give it a considerable “haircut”. I smash mine flat like an Oreo then cut along the edges, then squish it flat the opposite direction and cut again.
Step 5: Do something fun with your new creations!
This is a very cute project for kids, easy to do and lots of fun options when you’re done!
Click here to see my entire post on pom-poms at Heart of the Matter Online including instructions on how to make the above American Girl Doll pom-pom scarf project!