The ornament for today is the loveable pom pom!
Pom poms are really easy to make using nothing but
your fingers - this is how I learned to make then when
I was little. They are perfect to brighten up trees and
packages too so have fun and make a bunch!
*stiff cardboard (optional)
I'm sending you to my other blog, Bella Dia, to
follow the tutorial I did four years ago to make
pom poms using only your fingers.
Read these tips first:
The pom pom in the tutorial is made wrapping the
yarn around two fingers, for this pom pom ornament,
wrap the yarn 100 times around four fingers.
*If your child has trouble wrapping the yarn around
his/her fingers then substitute some stiff cardboard
or even a mini notebook, then slide the wrapped yarn
from the cardboard to continue.
To make a two-colored pom pom, wrap the yarn
using two strands (one from each color) at a time. Then
instead of wrapping 100 times you would do it 50 times.
The pom pom just needs to be trimmed to create a
round shape. You don't need to cut it really short unless
you want to :)
Make sure that the yarn strand to tie up your yarn
bundle is pulled very tightly and knotted so it
will hold together well.