March 24, 2013

How to Make a Fuzzy Wuzzy Pom-Pom

How to Make a Fuzzy Wuzzy Pom-Pom


Pom poms are so much fun!  I've used them many times in my work with children.  Most of the time I buy my pom poms at the local craft store, but not this time.  I wanted an extra fuzzy pom pom, and they just don't sell those. So I made one.  Here's how.





Procedure:








  • In order to make a 1" pom pom, I had to wrap the yarn around  a 2" rectangle.  If I had wanted a 2" pom pom, I would have needed a 4" rectangle, and so on.






  • I tied the yarn onto one end...






  • ...and wrapped it around the rectangle 50 times.  (The more you wrap, the fuzzier your pom pom.)





  • The next step was tricky.  I had to slowly, patiently slide the wrapped yarn off the rectangle, being careful to keep all the loops pinched together.






  • My husband stretched a 6" piece of yarn on the table...







  • and I placed the loops on top of the yarn. Then I held the loops in the middle while my husband tied the yarn tightly where my finger had been. The loops looked like 50 little bows all pinched together.







  • To complete the pom pom, I cut both ends of each loop, turning the 50 loops into 50 single strains all tied together in the middle. 







  • Then I gave the pom pom a hair cut, evening up the ends.







  • I now have a 1 inch pom pom just right for the Fuzzy Wuzzy Bunny Calvin and I are going to make next.  




Stay tuned.  There's more to come.  



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