This lesson has been on my "to do" list for well over a year. I just love making pom poms and so do my children. We discovered the "easy" way of making them using just our hands or forks a year or so ago and ever since then making a pom pom can be a spur of the moment thing and is ohh so easy.... If you have never made a pom pom on your hand you must give it a go. You can whirl up a pom pom garland in an evening just sitting there watching TV. I can't remember where I first learnt it from yet there is a great tutorial on Made. For a tutorial on how to make a pom pom on a fork click here.
For this lesson I first demonstrated how to make pom poms on a hand and fork then I really just left the children to it. I did help many with the knots to make sure they were tight enough, and I controlled the glue gun to stick on all their goodies.
A few days before this lesson I also discovered the Klutz book for Pom Pom Pets. Its a great book and would make a great present (as all the Klutz books do). We used some of the animals in this book as inspiration for our own creations.
What you need:
- florist wire
- mini pom poms
- google eyes
- glue gun and glue sticks
- small black beads (for noses)
- Demonstrate how to make a pom pom on a hand and with a fork
- Help the children make the pom poms and trim them
- Attach two pom poms together by threading wire through them and looping the ends so it stays together.
- Get them to cut out felt for ears etc
- Assemble animal / pet by sticking on all the "bits" with the glue gun
- Admire and play