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.