PomPom Animals

Yesterday the kiddo and I had a fun day at home, just the two of us. We started the morning off with a leisurely breakfast and knights & castle play, which was followed up with story reading, bread baking (more on that later!), and of course, a craft. I’ve recently become obsessed with normally interested in the idea of making pompoms and bought some truly lovely organic cotton yarn for just that reason. I also picked up this pompom making set (or pompon set, as it says on the package. what’s with the “n”?) and finally tried it out a couple days ago.



The yarn makes the best pompoms! They are so soft and lovely and because the yarn is so thick and fuzzy, it doesn’t take much to make a delightfully fluffy pompom. (Yes, I do realize this is a lot of talk about pompoms.) Well, having seen this project I pinned, I thought the kiddo and I could have some pompom making fun together, too, only in the form of little cute animals.

I started by cutting out animal shapes with a very basic outline and circle belly. Then I cut a small circle out of the center of the circle belly– this is for the yarn to wrap through. The kiddo drew a face on one side.

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Then you just cut and wrap a piece of yarn through the circle and out and around the circle belly, starting at one side and working your way all the way around.

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Then take a pair of good scissors and cut the yarn all along the edge of the circle.

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Use a piece of baker’s twine and tie the now cut yarn pieces on the backside of the animal tightly together so the pompom doesn’t fall apart. Add a loop for hanging if you want to be able to hang them up as ornaments or part of a garland.pompom animal pompom animal done1

And you are done! Super cute animal pompoms.pompom animal done4 pompom animal done3

We made some kitties, too:

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It was a fun project for the both of us and is perfect for a rainy or lazy day project.pompom animal done


4 thoughts on “PomPom Animals

  1. very cute idea – what did you use for the cutouts? This looks like something my friend would like to do with her four kids (all 6 and under).

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