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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Make Pompoms at home (no clover needed)

I said before,
I don't like spending money on crafts!
So, we use things homemade
as much as possible.
Does your child love pompoms?
Mine, of course!
We tried making some at home.
It isn't bad to try. 
Here you go.
The good old way!

Picture 1: All You need 
A cardboard box, a scissor and yarn

Picture 2: Cut two circles using cardboard.
Cut a small round hole in the middle of each circle as in picture 3.
(the bigger your circles, the bigger your pom pom will be)

Put the circles together (one on top of another), without any overlap.
Wind them with yarn, wind as closely you can. 
*Mine isn't that perfect*
Lesson: Don't leave any space as I did. ;) 
Continue until the circles are fully covered. 
Draw scissor in between the circles.
Cut open the yarn around the outer edge.
Draw a long thread between the circles as seen in picture 7.
Tie it tight, very tight and firm!


Cut the cardboard as in 10.
Pull them apart. 
Snip the threads with scissors, get it fluffy and perfect round.
Picture 13: You're there!
Ready for your craft projects!

We made a flower with pompom and an egg carton.  
Oh, yet another egg carton recycling
See Liya in action, below!

Here is our finished flower project with homemade pompoms. 
Try and have fun with little ones. 


Happy Tuesday!



33 comments:

  1. I remember making lots of these when the kids were younger but they'd always get bored halfway through. Love the idea of making a flower from it! #letkidsbekids

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    1. Thanks Christine. Guess what? She got bored half way too. Because, she doesn't get to do it. She is too young to use scissor that wisely. That's where I said her we're gonna make a flower out of it and she will get to paint. :)

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  2. I remember making pom pons as a child like this, I am planning on making some with my kids soon. I love your flower!
    Thanks for sharing #LetKidsBeKids

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    1. Yes, this is that good old method. Thanks for the linky Karen.

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  3. Very cute! I used to love making these when I was younger :) #letkidsbekids

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    1. Thanks Kate. Love your spring craft. Pinned them. :)

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  4. Flowers looks awesome sadly we don't have thread =(

    Thanks for sharing =)

    #Letkidsbekids

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    1. Thanks pixie. You can try with normal thread as well. But it's a tedious task. :)

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  5. I've had the materials for pompoms sitting around for months now waiting to be done. This is so pretty you've spurred me on to get it done for Easter!

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    1. Glad that it spurred you to give a start. Have a great time making some good old pompoms and bringing back memories from childhood. :)

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  6. I remember making these as a kid. Great fun #letkidsbekids

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    1. That's true. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Love this Nisha,, I'll put it into my 'to do list' inshallah

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  8. It feels like I am back years ago! I loved making pompoms Nishana.
    Love what you did with Liya.
    Have a lovely week.

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    1. You know what Marie, some things we do with kids definitely bring back that "so long ago" memories. :)

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  9. I have so much scrap wool. Its a brilliant way to declutter my wool stash. (Makes room for more!) #LetKidsBeKids

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    1. Go ahead and de-clutter Cheryl. :) Thanks for dropping by. Gonna try your lime muffins someday.

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  10. We tried these at Christmas but mine looked like number 12 - I din't think a bit more trimming and fluffing would make them look like no. 13 - great idea bout the flowers I need to find time to get O to make these for the nannies for mothers day :-)

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    1. Yes, we need to trim it down to get a perfect round, otherwise it will not look nice. Mine isn't perfect either. My lil girl was in a hurry to get pompoms in her hand and do flower project. :)

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  11. This is fantastic! I haven't made pompoms since I was a kid and had completely forgotten how! So thank you very much for the reminder! Love the idea of making them into a flower too, very creative and just with a egg carton, very clever! Thanks so much for linking with #creativechallenge

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    1. Glad that it brings back memories. Thanks for the linky. It was my pleasure linking up there and hopping through great little arts. :)

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  12. Wow, love this idea :) I think my girls would like making their own pompoms x #sharewithme

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    1. Glad that you liked it. Give a try with girls. :)

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  13. This is brilliant. I remember making these as a child. My daughter did it with my mum the other day and loved it. I must give it a try. Thanks for reminding me :)

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  14. I haven't made pom poms for years :) Love the flowers, they are fab! Cc

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    1. Thanks Sara. Love the rocket ship you made with kids too.

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  15. I haven't done this since I was a kid...oh my, it has been years. Yo know what I like...that regular crafting is making a comeback. I think kids really need to create things with their own hands and enjoy it.

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    1. Salma, you're right. Otherwise, kids get bored. :) Looks like crafting is making a comeback. Hopefully it will prevail as long as my little girl is craftaholic. :)

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  16. I'm with you for reusing material instead of store-bought supplies. I actually remember learning to make these pom poms in school!

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    1. Thank you Tarana for stopping by. Glad if I helped you recollect some old memories. :)

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  17. I used to make these to go on our Xmas tree as a child. I love the idea of using an egg carton to make a flower though!
    #CreativeChallenge

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