Making pom-pom chicks
Just recently we've become a little obsessed with pom pom making, it's the perfect rainy day activity and super cheap too. We've been making various things for the kids rooms and even filling some empty plant pots with pom poms to add a splash of colour. Soph is three and Alf is six, they are both able to wind the wool round to make the pom poms with card or makers and can do most of this craft unaided with the exception of the wool cutting, so it's a great one for all ages.
We recently picked up a huge ball of yellow wool and decided to make some Pom-Pom chicks. With Easter just round the corner, these would be a nice way to decorate and even add to present wrapping when we give our Easter eggs. These can be made any time though and adapted to any animal pretty much. There are lots of ways to make pom poms, you could wrap wool around your hand and trim to shape, or use doubled up cardboard loops. The very best way though is to invest in some proper plastic pom-pom makers to make them even better (affiliate link below). Pom pom makers are so much quicker and easier to use and make the most fluffy dense pom poms.
You will need;
- Googly eyes
- Orange felt
- Make your pom poms, if you're not sure how there's a great tutorial here if you don't have a kit.
- Glue on your beak and eyes.
- Leave to dry.
- Leave to dry.
This is a super simple craft that kids will enjoy to make as decorations of gifts. You can easily change the wool colour, add ears for bunnies, cats, elephants, maybe a whole zoo! Here's how our chick family turned out;