Pom Pom Pets

These cute pom pom pets are sure to raise a smile and make a great gift for animal lovers.

Pom Pom Pets

Skill Level

Beginner, adult supervision needed

Time to Make

1 Hour

Adult Supervision Needed

Yes

How to Make

  1. To make the pom poms first download the circle templates provided and cut out two in each size from card. Ask an adult to help cut out the middle section of each circle.
  2. Take a reel of wool in your chosen animal colour and cut this into long strands. Cut two strands to approximately 20cm each and put to one side. You should use up the whole reel to make both the large and small pom pom.
  3. Take the large card circles, line both of the card circles together, then wrap the wool strands through the hole, around the edge and back through the hole again, until you can’t thread any more through.
  4. Carefully cut the wool through the middle of the two card circles until you have snipped the whole way across.
  5. Using the 20cm piece of wool you set aside earlier, wrap this underneath one of the card circles and tie tightly with a double knot. Snip through each card circle to remove from the pom pom.
  6. Trim the pom pom down using scissors until you have a full and neat looking circle.
  7. Repeat steps 3-6 using the small card circles to create the small pom pom.
  8. Using glue, stick the small pom pom on top of the large pom pom to create the pets body. Leave to dry.
  9. Cut out the animal ears, nose and tail from pieces of coloured foam. Use glue to stick the pieces to the pom pom body.
  10. Finish by sticking on two wiggle eyes to the front.
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Top Tip

If you wanted to make your pom pom pets in two tone then switch between two coloured wools when wrapping the wool around the card pom pom maker.

Template

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