Making art can be enjoyable no matter your age or ability! So why should we restrict ourselves to only making art in class or in therapy? This series is all about making art fun again in the comfort of your own home. With a new installment every month, these short crafts are easily accessible and can help re-focus, reduce stress and improve relationships between family members and friends!
This periodic series will include short, simple and enjoyable crafts with step by step instructions and advice on how to make art more accessible to loved ones in order to make something beautiful.
This week’s craft is a pom pom!
You will need:
- Yarn (the thicker and softer the better)
- Something to wrap the yarn around (this could be a steady hand or some cardboard)
- Patience (you will need to tie a knot which may be difficult for some people)
Tuck the end of the yarn under your thumb and begin wrapping around your fingers. Be sure to pull the yarn relatively tightly. There is no limit to how big you make your pom pom, however, be sure to make it nice and thick with lots of layers!
Once you feel your pom pom is thick enough, cut it loose from the rest of the ball of yarn. Don’t worry about tying the end off. Leave it loose! It will become part of the pom pom later.
Cut a shorter piece of yarn (about 2x the length of your fingers) and lay it flat on a surface. Lay your loop of yarn on top of it with the direction of the yarn facing the opposite direction.
Tie the loose piece of yarn in a knot around the loops. Make sure to tie this tightly using a double knot!
Cut all of the loops down the middle with a pair of scissors.
Trim all of the threads to an even length to make your perfect pom pom shape.
The rest is up to you! Switch up colors, yarn, and thickness. Add your pompom to an old wooly hat or string them up to make a fun banner, the choices are endless.
Below are some examples:
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