Crafts Your Children Can Make Using Pom-Poms
Crafts are the perfect activity when it comes to allowing little ones to develop their creativity, ingenuity, and imagination. What’s more, there are all sorts of materials you can use: Paper, cardboard, beads, tin cans, plastic bottles… But today we’re going to focus specifically on using pom-poms.
Today, pom-poms are very popular. And if you don’t already have them around the house, then you can make your own! With just a bit of colorful string or yarn you can make your own pom-poms of all different shapes and sizes.
Crafts your children can make using pom-poms
Colorful pom-pom caterpillars
Caterpillars are one of the creatures that have to do with the warmer season we’re in right now. So, this is the perfect time of year to make your own caterpillars using pom-poms. All you need are the following materials:
- Three pop-poms – choose any color(s) that you like.
- One clothespin.
- A pair of googly eyes.
The first step will be to glue the pom-poms in a straight line along one side of the clothespin. Your children can combine the colors in any way they want. If you have googly eyes you can glue them on the sides of the first pom-pom in the row to bring your caterpillar to life.
By creating their own caterpillars using pom-poms and combining their favorite colors, children will come to see these creatures in a new light. Take advantage of the opportunity and turn this activity into a lesson about the life cycle of butterflies.
You can also read The Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, and then go on to draw or make a beautiful butterfly.
Decorate notebooks with an explosion of colors
Children tend to have a lot of school supplies, including several notebooks for taking notes and completing assignments. Therefore, to keep boredom at bay, you can encourage your children to decorate their school notebooks using pom-poms.
Not only will this give them something fun and creative to do, but it will also serve to brighten the time they spend on homework.
To carry out this craft, you’ll need the following materials:
- A large number of pom-poms in a variety of colors.
- The notebook that you want to decorate.
A Christmas Tree, an easy craft to make using pom-poms
We still have many months to go before Christmas arrives, but why should that stop you from celebrating? Christmas is such a magical time of year, and your kids will have a great time thinking ahead. To get started, gather the following materials:
- Pom-pons, mostly green.
- Cardboard or posterboard.
As we already mentioned before, this is one of the simplest crafts that children can create on their own. First, they’ll need to arrange the pom-pons on the cardboard in the shape of a Christmas tree. It might help to outline the shape with a marker beforehand. Then, they just need to put glue on one pom-pom at a time and place it back in position.
More crafts your kids can make using pom-poms
A frame of their first initial
This is another great craft idea for using pom-poms. What’s more, it’s an object that you can use to decorate your child’s bedroom, playroom, or study area. To create a frame of their first initial, all you need are the following items:
- An empty photo frame.
- Colored pom-poms.
If you don’t happen to have a spare picture frame on hand, you can make your own using cardboard and other supplies. Once you have your frame, there’s only one thing left to do: Glue the pom-poms down in the shape of your child’s first initial.
The colors and sizes of the pom-poms you use are up to you and your kids. That way, the craft will be as personalized as possible.
Connect-the-dot drawings to color in
Do you remember the connect-the-dot activities you used to do when you were a kid? The ones where you would draw a line between consecutive dots in order to create an image? Well, in this activity, you’re going to do the same thing, using pom-poms to make the dots.
You can create simple drawings, such as an umbrella or a flower, using different colored pom-poms to outline each part. Then, once you’re done “drawing” your picture, your kids can color them in – using markers, or even more pom-poms! This craft puts a new twist on classic children’s activities like drawing and coloring.
Not only are all of these activities using pom-poms fun, but they also encourage a variety of abilities in children. For example, coordination, fine motor skills, creativity, imagination, concentration, etc. So, what are you waiting for to get started?