With yarn and the right tools, kids can create a fuzzy little creature out of a few yards of yarn! They'll have a blast decorating and playing with a new pom-pom friend.
How We Did It
Gather your materials. With scissors, cut a piece of yarn about 5 inches long. Set it aside--you'll use it later to finish the pom-pom creature.
Hold the pom-pom maker in one hand. Using
your other hand, start winding the yarn around and around. Don't wrap
it too tightly or it may be difficult to remove from the winder later.
Use about 25 yards of yarn to create one big, fluffy
When you run out of yarn, take the cut piece of yarn and tie it around
the middle of the yarn between the arms of the pom-pom maker.
Pull the yarn off the pom-pom
maker. Take the scissors and cut both ends of the looped yarn. You may
need to ask an adult for help with this. As you cut, make sure not to
piece of yarn that was used to tie the middle.
Decorate your new friend with
googly eyes. Cut out felt shapes and glue them on to make feet or arms. You can even use
a fork as a mini pom-pom maker to create smaller creatures!