|an example of cutting your pom pom!|
All you need is card board (I use a cereal box!), scissors , and yarn of any kind!!
Children and adult of all ages can do this project. For younger children have an adult do the cutting!
Pom poms are used in many ways for many fun project and are not just for crocheters and Knitters! I will have a post coming up on how to make Monster friends and Princess friends out of them. They are also fun to make and toss up and down! They are so light there isn't a need to worry about breaking things! Add them to shoes, flip flops, hair clips for a fun way to accessorize!
|I traced a glass to get the circle, Using a favorite cereal box can get less than eager children excited about crafts or make it more fun for ones that already love to craft!|
There will be shrinkage so you will want to cut out the circle bigger than what you want your Pom pom to be.
Cut out 2 circles
|They don't have to be perfect so feel free to let most 4 year olds and up ( with supervision) try to cut a circle out|
|next drawl a smaller circle ( again doesn't have to be perfect) and a v like shape|
|cut out both circles like this and you are ready to start!|
Now grab your yarn! Feel free to hold two or more stands of yarn at once when you wrap for a cool effect. I will show you with one multi color strand.
|Place a small strand of yarn inside the two circles like this|
|tip* tape the outside perimeter of your circle if small children have trouble.|
Now hold the two cardboard pieces together so the yarn doesn't slip out. Take the yarn from your ball or skein and begin to wrap your circles. I always start in the middle work my away to each side and back again so every spot was wrapped at least 2 twice. For a fuller one wrap 4 or 5 times.
|this is wrapped 4 times|
Now you need to tie a knot tightly with your two strings and remove the pom from the cardboard
|trim to a nice round shape if desire or you can brush it with a fine tooth comb for a fuzzy look!!!|