It’s a Pom Pom making day

Another wet day in the Naki! And another day to entertain the grandsons indoors. I taught grandaughter Casey how to make a Pom Pom the last time I was in Sydney, so thought that it was the perfect opportunity to teach the boys as well.

Pom Poms are really easy to make and are a great way of using up all your old balls of wool. Especially if you only have one ball left of a colour, or a batch, or there isn’t enough to make a whole garment.

If you’ve never made a Pom Pom before, here are the instructions…

Cut out two circles of cardboard with another circle cut out of the centre

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Put the two circles together and start winding the wool around and around.

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Keep adding more and more wool until the centre is full.

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Complete filling it up using a darning needle with a super large hole threated with the wool.

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Now the tricky part! You have to cut the Wool between the two circles just like the photo below

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Wind a piece of wool between the circles and tie it tight so it will hold all the cut wool together

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Rip off the cardboard circles and do a little trimming to neaten it up and voila! You now have a Pom Pom!

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Our Pom Pom was thrown around as a soft inside ball. Great entertainment for two active boys.

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And when the fun of a new Pom Pom had worn off Maisy the dog found it on the lounge floor. She was loving it! Tossing it around like it was made just for her! If I hadn’t rescued it I imagine it would have been destroyed in no time!

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All in all our Pom Pom making experience has been quite fun! Jayden wanted to make another one straight away. He loved the idea of using a needle but I was happy with just one big Pom Pom for awhile. Perhaps we can make another the next wet day 🙂

 

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