Yarn pom poms are easy to make and fun for both adults and kids. There are a variety of projects you can make with them such as branches in a vase, wreaths, fairies, scarves, garlands, mobiles, keychains and of course, animals such as these pom pom chicks.
Yarn Pom Pom Chicks
This is a cute project for Easter or spring. The video below shows just how easy it is, though children may need some help tying and knotting. Also, I’ve used a hot glue gun to add the googly eyes and beak. You can use white craft glue instead if you prefer.
As I mentioned in my pom pom branches project, I have lots and lots of craft supplies left over from S&S Worldwide from when I was working on my craft kits for kids. I had this skein of yellow yarn just screaming to be turned into little pom pom chicks!
Supplies you will need:
How to make Pom Pom Chicks
The instructions are simple. Wrap the yarn around two fingers (small children can use three), counting and wrapping 100 times. Tie a piece of yarn around the center of your yarn loops and pull it tight, then knot it a couple of times. Use scissors to cut the ends of the loops then trim and shape the yarn ends into a fluffy ball!
Watch the video for demonstration
More Fun Crafts
If you’re looking for some more fun pom pom projects, Red Ted Art has put together 25 ideas that you and the kids will love!
Be sure to check out my craft kits through S&S Worldwide, it’s the only place you can buy them! :) Ta da! I’m in a catalog, how about that?
Yarn Pom Pom Chicks
- Googly eyes
- Orange craft foam or felt cut into a triangle
- White craft glue or hot glue
- Wrap yarn around two fingers, wrap 100 times.
- When finished wrapping, cut the yarn to separate from the skein.
- Cut an additional piece from the skein, about 6-inches long.
- Tie the 6-inch piece of yarn in a knot tight around the loops of yarn you wrapped around your fingers.
- Cut the looped ends and fluff it into a ball.
- Trim the ends of yarn to make it into an even ball.
- Glue on google eyes and a felt/foam beak.
This post originally appeared here on Mar 19, 2016.