Mini Pom Poms

Pom poms are a really great way to decorate any number of things. Add them to the corners of cushions, or the end of throws to “funk-up” your home decor. Or, why not use them to decorate gift-wrapped presents,  key-rings or fun crafts such as bookmarks?

Mini Pom Pom Image

These mini pom poms are especially easy to make….

WHAT YOU NEED

To make one

  • 3 meters of wool (yarn)
  • Scissors

HOW TO

  1. Cut 30 cm of wool from the 3 meter piece
  2. Place the short piece between your index finger and the middle finger and let in hang there, half to the back of your hand and half to the front
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    Step 2

     

  3. Leaving a small gap between these fingers, start wrapping the long piece of wool around the tops of your fingers, use your thumb to hold the end of the wool secure against your index finger.
  4. Make it about 3cm wide (basically don’t wind it below your knuckles), overlapping many times, and making sure to keep the wool as straight as possible to avoid knots
  5. Now carefully pull the short piece of wool around the center area of the wrapped wool, and tie a knot

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    Step 5
  6. Gently slide the wrapped wool off your fingers, keeping the short, knotted piece in place
  7.  Now that it is off your fingers, pull the knot really tight, and then make a second knot, making sure it is secure
  8. Take your scissors and carefully cut all the loops that have been formed, following the curved edge of your little ball, be careful not to cut the short piece of wool that is knotted around the middle

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    Step 8
  9. Finally, fluff-up the ball, and give it a trim to make it as round a possible
  10. The tail that is hanging off can be used to attach the pom pom to your project, or if it is unnecessary, trim it so that it is the same length as the other pieces of wool

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Easter Crafts For The Kids

 

 

1. Easter Suncatchers

With Easter and Spring comes sun. So, let’s bring a little sunshine into our lives with these wonderful suncatchers from Every Day Dishes , who generously provide printable templates. You’ll see that kids love “stained glass” projects, there is something in the magic of seeing their work illuminated in the window for all to see.

2. Bunny Masks

Kids just love dressing up, and making masks is always a popular activity, no matter what age. Theses adorable bunny masks by Babyccino Kids are a great activity to try at home this Easter – you could even make some cute bunny tails to match!

3. Easter Egg Printing

Potato prints are always a fantastic parent/child activity. Little hands will need help with cutting the designs, but they will have endless fun printing the colourful shapes.  There are some excellent example here on the Crafty Morning blog – a great resource.

4. Daffodil Pinwheel

Some of my favorite things at this time of the year are the daffodils. They have a way of making everyone smile – just like this clever daffodil pinwheel project will too. Such a great idea from this blog, with an amazing name Mom In The Mad House.

5. Hatching Chicks

Obviously there are lots of Easter chick projects out there, but this has to be one of my favorites. Although it is a step by step, the egg shell element will allow your little ones time to explore colour and line, and add some originality – always important! Thanks to the lovely people at ABC Creative Learning

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