How to Make Yarn Pom-Poms

Kids will love winding colorful yarn to create these fluffy pom-poms.

What You'll Need: Sharp scissors, cardboard, yarn

Make It:

1. Cut a piece of 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" cardboard into a U-shape, as shown.

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2. Cut a 14-inch piece of yarn and fold it over the indent in the cardboard

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3. Have your child wrap two to four colors of yarn around the cardboard form, approximately 40 times.

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4. Carefully slide yarn off the form, keeping its shape, and tie the 14-inch piece around the center of the yarn bundle.

5. Cut a second 14-inch piece and tie it tightly around the center of the bundle.

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6. Use scissors to cut open the looped ends of yarn.

7. Fluff pom-pom and trim with scissors to round its shape.

Originally published in the June 2015 issue of Parents magazine.

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