I’ve been on a total yarn pom pom kick lately. I taught my kids how to make them recently and now my whole kitchen and crafting rooms are basically covered with colourful little pom poms on just about every surface! There’s just something so fun and simple about creating something from scratch, and pom poms are one of the simplest, most age appropriate things for where our kids are at in their crafting experience right now. Because they’ve made so many, however, I’m now constantly trying to think of ways to actually use those pom poms and turn them into something, so they really teach their full potential.
That’s how I came up with the idea of making adorable pom pom flowers! My kids have always really loved making textured crafts and props using all kinds of unconventional supplies, so it seemed like the perfect project. I decided to map out all of the steps I completed to make it happen here for you, but you’ll also find our video tutorial at the end of the post, just in case you’d prefer to follow along in real-time instead.
For this project, you’ll need:
- Yarn (any colour you like)
- Glue stick
- Green crepe paper
- Wooden stick
Gather your supplies!
Make your first pom pom of two (or however many flowers you intend to make; I made a pair). Start by pinching the end of the yarn between your thumb and your other four fingers and start wrapping your yarn around and around your fingers until you have dense layers. Once you have enough of a bunch to hold that yarn end for you, you can carefully slide your thumb out.
Once you feel like you’ve got enough wrapped layers, cut it off from the ball, holding the new end in place with your thumb once more. Cut another piece about four inches long and slide it between your middle and ring fingers, both above and below the yarn layers. Tie it and pull it tight so the layers cinch in the middle. Once you’ve pulled it as tight as you can, tie it in a knot to fasten the middle.