Pompoms are not only a great way to use up those scraps, but also a fun introduction for kiddos to yarn crafts. Make a bunch for baby as a part of a sensory bin, tie a couple to hair bands for ponytail ties, or do as we’ve done here and turn one into a cute creature. Regardless of which pompom route you choose, the result will be soft, sweet and easy to achieve!
Courtesy of Bernat Yarns Design Team
- BERNAT® SOFTEE BABY™
- 140 G/5 OZ: 331 M/362 YDS) YARN
- Main Color (MC): Soft Fern (30221) 1 ball
- Contrast A: White (02000) 1 ball
- 8½” x 11″ [21.5 x 28 cm] sheet of green construction paper
- 4″ [10 cm] square piece of cardboard googly eyes
- craft glue
- Wind MC around cardboard approximately 150 times.
- Remove from cardboard and tie tightly around the center.
- Cut through each side of loops.
- Trim to a smooth round shape.
- Wind A around two fingers approximately 40 times. Remove from fingers and tie tightly around the center. Cut through each side of loops. Trim to a smooth round shape.
- Feet (make two): Trace around your child’s hands onto construction paper. Cut out. Glue handprints together at center as shown in picture.
- Glue Body to Feet. Glue a googly eye to the center of each Eye as shown in picture. Glue Eyes to top of Body.
See more free yarn crafts at Bernat.com.