Making Pom Poms


What you'll need

  • Cardboard
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Wool
  • Large round container and a smaller round container
  • Large needle

What is the learning in this activity?

Ages: Age 5+
Purpose: Get creative while engaging in a mindful activity that encourages hand-eye coordination and fine motor control. 

Let's play

  1. Place the larger round container onto the cardboard and draw circle around it. Do this twice.
  2. Place the smaller round container into the middle of both circles and draw around it.
  3. Cut out the two large circle and then cut out the two middle circle making sure that you start cutting in the middle of the smaller circle.
  4. Place the two circles together and cut a long piece of wool
  5. Wind the wool around the two circles, use the needle to continue to tightly wind the wool in and out of the 
  6. Using scissors cut the wool between the two pieces of card
  7. Cut a piece of wool and thread the wool between the two pieces of cardboard and tie tightly in a knot. Cut the two pieces of cardboard and remove.

Making pom poms visual instructions

Let's talk 

Qs - What colour would you like your pom pom to be? How might we be able to make pom poms of different sizes?

Extension - Pom Pom could be sewn onto a hat or clothing, hung on a bag, or used as a  decoration on a child’s bag, in their bedroom or around the house.

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