Pom-Pom Pals Craft

tissue box craft
Alexandra Grablewski
Turn a homemade fuzz ball into a warm and furry creature for your child to cuddle or share with a friend.
Gregory Boyd
Gregory Boyd

What You'll Need

  • 1 skein of thick yarn
  • Thin book, approximately 5 inches tall
  • Scissors
  • Assortment of craft supplies (chenille stems, beads, miniature pom-poms, googly eyes, craft foam, felt, buttons, feathers)
  • Glue
Gregory Boyd
Gregory Boyd

Step 1

Wrap yarn around a small book 80 to 100 times, until the yarn is 1 1/2 inches thick on each side. Slip the yarn carefully off the book.

Gregory Boyd
Gregory Boyd

Step 2

Cut a 6-inch strand of yarn from skein; knot it tightly around center of yarn bundle. Snip each loop until a pom-pom forms. Trim as needed.

Gregory Boyd
Gregory Boyd

Step 3

Decorate the pom-pom with craft supplies. Use chenille stems for arms and legs, feathers for ears, a bead for a nose, or get creative.

Originally published in the January 2009 issue of Parents magazine.

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