I loooove pompoms and so do the boys. we find making them something of an addiction especially with these Pom-Pom makers. It really is super simple and something that my boys can do all on their own and is a great way of using up scraps of wool. We find making them really therapeutic and something that we tend to make them on an evening when we are all sat around chatting together. These makers are really simple for children to use, just take a look at the video below of Thinly Spread’s Bonus Boy aged five making a pompom.
How to make a Pompom
Cardboard strip method – Maggie at Red Ted Art shows you how to make a pompom using just a strip of card and wool in her blog post about making pompom bunnies.
Cardboard donut method – Miss LIzzie at Me and my shadow shows how simple and effective this method is with her pompom wreath.
Crafts with Pompoms
- Pom Pom Maker
- Felt – yellow for the chicks
- Glue – we used the glue gun, but also fabric glue
- Small beads for eyes
- Make a largeish pompom in yellow wool for the chick’s body
- In yellow felt cut out two shapes for the chicks wings and one for the chicks tail feathers. Also cut a small triangle for the chicks beak – in future ones I will make this orange to stand out more.
- Stick the wings and tail to the pom pom using a glue gun.
- Stick the eyes and beak on using fabric glue
You can also make pompom bunnies or pompom monsters. There are lots of animals you can craft with pompoms, including hedgehogs, spiders, robins or sheep! Why not make a bunch of white pompoms and then you have no melt indoor snowballs.
Activities with Pompoms
I know my boys would love to race pompom balls, see more of this great activity at frugal fun 4 boys. You could turn them in to angry birds and use them to knock down cups or use them for a colour sorting activity. You can even use pompoms for maths activities or literacy exercises.