29 January 2016

Valentine's Day: Love Bug Pom Pom Craft

Minxy received lots of beautifully coloured yarn at Christmas so we decided to use some for a themed craft activity while it was wet at the weekend. Valentine's Day is just around the corner and these cute and lovable pom poms are actually really simple to create - we made some as key rings and bag accessories too.





Materials


Yarn
Fork (or you can use your hand)
Scissors
Googly eyes
Glue
Card
Foam/stickers (optional)


Method
  • Wrap your yarn around a fork, approx 20-40 times, depending upon the finish you require. Ensure you leave a small gap between the yarn and the base of the fork.



  • Cut the yarn and place the loose end under the fork to keep it in place
  • Cut a piece of yarn approx 10cm in length. Pass one end through the centre gap at the base of the fork and bring the other end over the top of the fork. Knot it tightly in the middle to keep it secure
  • Slide the yarn off the fork. 


  • Get your scissors and slip them into the loops of yarn that have been created.
  • Cut the loops, trying to keep in the middle of each loop so they are all the same size. This is now your pom pom


  • Attach eyes using glue
  • You can also stick on some antennae made from card or pipe cleaners if you wish, add a sticker as a mouth and foam as feet so that it stands



Have you made any crafts with the kids for Valentine's Day?



51 comments :

  1. Great idea! We love making pom poms!

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  2. I love this idea, great for little ones x

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  3. A good idea, something to do with the kids x

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  4. Great idea for fun with the kids this weekend

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  5. Great way to brighten these cold winter days will have a go thankyou

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  6. Great way to brighten these cold winter days will have a go thankyou

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  7. These are adorable and perfect for valentines.

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  8. These look perfect for making with the kids during half term.

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  9. This idea sounds fun

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  10. will try these with the children. would have never thought of making a pom pom with a fork.

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  11. These are so cute! Great activity to do with the kids of a weekend x

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  12. Claire Elizabeth Noke31 January 2016 at 15:51

    These look so cute and quite easy to do ... will give this a go :)

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  13. Cute! I've not made poms since I was a little girl x

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  14. I used to love making pom-poms, we used to make them look like The Flumps!

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  15. such a lovely idea! Making these also helps little kids with co-ordination.

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  16. I used to make these when I was little

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  17. fab for using up oddments of yarn in my stash.

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  18. Margaret Clarkson
    Looks great, well done!

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  19. Love the fork template idea!!

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  20. These look great, can't remember the last time I made pom poms

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  21. My wife bought a set of plastic pompom making rings very cheaply which are very good. I remember as a child making them with a couple of card discs!

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  22. FAB blog post, remember making pom pom animals as a kid, great fun

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  23. Going to make these with the kids ...hours of fun x

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  24. Going to make these with the kids ...hours of fun x

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  25. cute craft and a good idea for using up those odds and ends of yarn in my stash

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  26. will have a go at these with the grandkids x

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  27. This is a great idea, I'll try making these with my partners children when they come to stay with us tomorrow for a week, as I'm often at a loose end how to keep them entertained, Thank You x

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  28. We made some playdough animals and baked them for Daddy for Valentines, but your pom pom animals look awesome! xxxx

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  29. Great thing to get kids making pom poms on a wet half term!

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  30. Sophie Marie Cartwright19 February 2016 at 23:03

    CANT WAIT TO TRY THIS WITH MY LITTLE BOY! THANK YOU X

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  31. What fun! And it made me smile. Thank you.

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  32. Cute idea, would make for good birthday cards too.

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  33. Kids would love making this, cute!

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  34. I have made some of these, the best one I made was a spider

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  35. remember making these when I was a kid, it's fun

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  36. I love these, I remember making similar when I was younger

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  37. oh i havent made pompoms in years, we used to make them around cardboard circles

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  38. Used to love making PomPoms! Going to have to start with my grandkids & make these.

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