Make Your Own Pom Poms

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How to Play

1. Cut two circles out of cardboard (approx 10 cm in diameter) and then cut a hole (approx 4 cm) in the centre.

2. Choose which wool you want to use and cut it to a manageable length.

3. Keep the 2 circles together.  Put one end of the wool through the central hole and tie.  Feed the wool through the hole in the centre and round the border working around the shape until the cardboard is covered in wool.  If you run out of wool just tie another piece on and carry on.  The central hole will get smaller and smaller.

4.  If the central hole gets too small, children could use a blunt needle to feed the wool through.

5. Once the cardboard is completely full of wool (and this bit may need adult help) push one side of a pair of scissors through the wool in between the two pieces of cardboard and cut through the wool all around the edge.

6. Then cut a piece of wool and insert it between the two layers of cardboard and tie it tight to hold all the wool firmly in place.

7. Now remove the cardboard rings and trim any long bits of wool. You then have your finished pom pom.

Children can explore using different coloured and textured wool to create a variety of patterns.  Why not make different coloured green pom poms and join to form a caterpillar or a snake, then stick on some legs and googly eyes. Children could make a pom pom and then sew it on to their favourite hat or use it as a coat zipper. Children will become addicted to making pom poms developing their hand-eye coordination and fine motor control. The possibilities with pom poms is endless, so let children get imaginative.

We would love to see your pom pom creations, tweet or Facebook so we can see what you have been making.

Our Review

  • Good for fine motor skills
  • Develops self confidence and perseverance skills

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