A Space To Make: At Home. Activity #17
- 15th June 2020
- Posted by: Ami Lowman
- Category: Get Involved
Today I have a really quick, really easy crafty activity that’s also really fun!! Making mini Pom Poms!! I hope you have a go… and if you do… Send us some photos and tell us what you did with them as I’d love to know what you use your Pom Poms for!!
What you’ll need:
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This activity is so simple but such a great one to learn as mini pom poms are useful in so many crafty projects…
Start by choosing the colour of wool you’d like to begin with… Get your fork and bind the wool quite tightly round the fork prongs (leave a small gap at the bottom of the fork prongs) After a few turns you won’t need to hold the starting bit any more… Now keep going till it looks quite full… Remember this is going to fan out so you don’t want a sparse pom pom!
Once you’re happy with the amount on there (watch the video to see what mine looks like if you’re unsure) cut off the wool and then cut another length about 20-30cm. Fold in half and poke the folded end through the gap at the bottom of the fork, bring the other ends up and over and down through the middle of the fork. Make a tight and secure knot on one side of the fork… You can always repeat this process if you’re worried it’s not tight enough or may come loose. Trim off the excess.
Slide the wool wrappings off the end of the fork. You now you need get your scissors and carefully snip the loops open (make sure an adult helps if needed) Do one side first, then the other. Once all the loops are snipped through the middle roll the pom pom between your hands and gently tug and fluff out till you have a nice even ball… You can then use the scissors to trim your pom pom down so it’s all even…. and that’s it! It’s that simple!
The process will work on different sized objects as long as you’re able to tie round the middle first before snipping open the loops, so have some fun and try different colours and sizes…You can also experiment with mixing different colours together to make multi-coloured pom poms!! Finally, don’t forget if you have a go, make sure you send up some photos so we can include them in our lockdown gallery!!
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