The other day I bought a pom-pom maker, thinking it would be a fun and easy craft to do with the girls. Ha! I couldn’t work out how to use the darn thing and, even after watching a YouTube tutorial, my pom-pom ended up looking more like a bow-bow.
So, I stuck a fork in it! (Literally.) I’d heard that you could use a fork to make pom-poms, so I decided to test the theory. And, guess what? It was so easy!
Even the girls could make pom-poms by themselves using the fork method.
Here are the steps I took:
- Wrap the wool around the fork approximately 70 times
- Cut the wool from the ball and tie the two loose ends together
- Cut a small piece of wool, thread it through the middle of the fork and tie. Gently slide the wool off the fork and tie the knot as tight as possible
- Snip the looped wool on either side
- Trim the pom-pom to give it a more circular shape. The closer the snip, the denser the pom-pom
In the absence of a fork, you can use your fingers instead, but when I tried I only succeeded in cutting off the circulation to my fingertips. So back to the fork it was.
I went a bit pom-pom cray cray and made so many of these fluffy little creatures that I had enough to make several garlands and to decorate a couple of gifts.
In the end, making pom-poms was an easy and fun craft to do with the girls. Even if they did lose interest way before I did.