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Simple Pom Poms

by Lindsay Law (follow)
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This is a much simpler way to make pom-poms than you might have learnt. Cardboard circles are dispensed with, and instead you just need a hand. You can make all sorts of sizes and colours.



Pom-pom


Time: 10 minutes
Age: 5-10's, Over 10's
Level: Easy

Materials
Ball of wool
Scissors
Your hand



Blue wool


Method
Pre-cut a couple of strands of wool about 30cm long. Put them to one side.
Using the main ball of wool, wind the wool about 50-100 times around your hand. To make smaller pom-poms, use fewer fingers. You might need fewer winds for the smaller pom-poms, but for a big one on all your fingers, wind about 100 times. It will make a fluffy pom-pom. Keep your fingers slightly apart so you can get the wool off easily, and so your circulation isn't cut off.



Blue wool


Slide the wool off your fingers.



Blue wool


Wrap the pre-cut wool around the middle of the pom-pom and pull tight, like a belt. Once you have done it with one string, do it with the other one too, as you will be able to pull it more tightly.



Pom-pom, wool



Pom-pom, wool


Cut the through the loops of wool.



Pom-pom, wool


Fluff the the wool out to make bring the pom-pom into its proper shape.



Pom-pom


Categories
#5 to 10s
#Over 10s
#Easy
#Wool
#Pom pom
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