Easy steps for cute DIY Pom Pom Chicks

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Week ago we have had some fun making Waldorf inspired stuffed felt hen, and this week I am gonna show you how to make cute yellow DIY pom pom chicks.

 

DIY Pom Pom Chicks

When I was little girl my grandma taught me how to make pom poms. She had a funny old way of doing it, and she learned that from her grandma too. Instead of two pieces of cardboard she would use one piece of 1/2 inch thick potato! Shame shape, same wrapping technique,  but there was a potato inside, which she would cut with sharp razor, together with the wrapped wool.

But for today let me show you the easy way to make a pom pom.

You will need yellow thread and two exact the same cardboard pieces, round shape with a hole in the middle and cut on one side.

how to make pom pom

Step by step instructions:

Tie the end of yarn somewhere on cardboard.
Wrap wool in several layers. The more times you wrap the yarn around the cardboard, the more full and thick your pom-pom will be.
When done, cut wool with scissors, between two cardboards.
Tie tightly in a middle with a piece of a thread.
If there is wool peeking make haircut with scissors.
For perfectly round shape pom pom roll it gently between palms.

When satisfied with your pom pom, glue googly eyes and little orange triangle.  And your little pom pom chicks are ready to join mother hen.

Waldorf inspired homemade pom pom chicks and felt hen

Happy play !

 

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