Pom Pom Pattern
Pom Poms for little people
This is great to help little ones (3 years old & up), develop
their fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and have fun making something.
5x ball of wool
2x cardboard ring
- Tie the end of one of the balls of wool to the two rings and begin winding the wool around the ring to show the child how to do it and then let them go for it.
2. As they come to the end of the ball of wool tie on another one and off they go again. Repeat this until there is no wool left.
3. Hold the woolen ring firmly with one hand and using scissors cut through the wool on the edge of the ring until you reach the cardboard and continue all the way around the ring.
4. Next thread a long piece of wool or strong string between the two pieces of cardboard and tie it tight leaving one end of the wool/string long.
5. Now rip the two pieces of cardboard in half and remove them. Fluff out the pom pom so it is round.
6. Attach the bell to the wool/string just above the pompom. Voila!
There are so many things you can do with this once they have finished.
- Hang it above a baby change table for the baby to look at.
- It can be used as a toy for playing with, (for children over 3).
- It makes a great cat toy.
- Make another pom pom but smaller and they can be sewn together to make a cat, bunny, dog etc.
- Make about 6 smaller pom poms to make a caterpillar.
Good luck with this pom pom kit, have fun and let me know what wonderful creations you make.