How to Make Pom Pom Chicks

Pom Pom Chicks 

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Pom Pom Chicks are a great craft that anyone can get involved in! Perfect to enjoy spring and a load of fun, using materials that you can find in your home!

You Will Need:

  • Wool / Yarn (I chose yellow, but you can make any coloured chicks if you want to be creative!)
  • Cardboard Circles cut with a keyhole shape in the middle 
  • Paper 
  • Scissors
  • Glue 
  • Coloured Pens 
  • Optional: Googly eyes, coloured felt, coloured card 

 

Step One:

Cut a piece of yarn about 12 inches long and place it in the centre of your carboard disc, placing the second disc on top so that it sandwiches the yarn between your cardboard 

 

Step Two:

Find the end of your ball of yarn, and begin wrapping it around your cardboard disc. Aim to wrap your yarn around your disc 100-120 times. The fluffier you want your pom pom, the more times you should wrap! 

 

Step Three:

Once you've wrapped your yarn around the disc and are satisfied with the thickness, cut the yarn and tie the ends of your central (sandwiched) pieces of yarn together at the end of the disc where they meet. Put your fingers in the centre of your disc to hold the yarn in place. 

Step Four:

Cut your yarn, placing the scissors between the two pieces of cardboard. Make sure you cut the yarn all the way around your cardboard disc. 

Step Five:

Once you've cut all the yarn, grab the two tail pieces of yarn that you tied together in step three, and pull the knot tighter around your yarn. Double knot it to keep the pom pom in place. 

Step Six:

Slide your cardboard off the pom pom. Your pom pom may look uneven to start and will have strands of yarn longer than others in places. Roll it between your palms and then trim the longer pieces of yarn so your pom pom looks more even. 

Step Seven: 

Trim the two extra pieces of yarn down to the size of your pom pom so that they are concealed. 

Step Eight:

On your paper, draw out two eyes, a diamond shape for the beak and two hearts for the feet. Colour these in. 

Step Nine:

Cut out your shapes and colour in any white parts. 

Step Ten:

Using glue, stick your beak, eyes and feet to your pom pom, and leave them to dry before touching. 

 

Watch the full tutorial via YouTube below: