Pompoms are fun to make, and children find them irresistible to touch. The easiest way to introduce these colorful balls of fluff into your craft-making repertoire is with a pompom maker. These simple devices, which come in many sizes, will help you and your children create delightful garlands for any occasion. Here, we offer a new twist — making pompoms with wool roving instead of yarn, to give them an extra soft touch.
To create this sweet Valentine Wall Hanging, we used 100 percent wool felt (available by the half yard or in charm packs) and the 1 3/8″ pompom maker. Check out the step-by-step illustrated instructions in the full post to make your own. Pompoms can also be used to accent children’s clothing — just fasten to a zipper to pep up a child’s jacket. — and they make great soft ammunition for catapults!
Children ages six and older really enjoy this simple craft. Have you made pompoms with your children? If so, please send us photos of your creations to share with our readers!