Retro Pom Pom Bird Pencil

Bringing back the colourful spirit of the 00s with our Retro Pom Pom Bird Pencil craft! Using pom pom makers, bright wool, and polymer clay, you’ll create a fun, vibrant pencil that brings a touch of retro charm to any desk.

Retro Pom Pom Bird Pencil

Skill Level


Time to Make

20 minutes

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Firstly, create 2 pom poms: To do this, open up the small green pom pom maker and wrap your chosen coloured wool around one of the semi circles. The more layers added the bigger and fluffier the pom pom will be. On the other semi circle, wrap your chosen coloured wool at the bottom of both ends. Wrap the remainder of the semi-circle with lots of layers of coloured wool. Close the pom pom maker and cut the wool down the gap through the middle of the pom pom maker. Remove the pom pom maker to reveal the pom pom. Trim the pom pom to make a neat fluffy shape.
  2. Make sure to create one pom pom smaller than the other by trimming one of the pom poms to size or adding less wool into the pom pom maker.
  3. Then, make a foot stand by rolling the polymer clay into a ball and create 2 slits with a modelling tool. Shape the birds foot using the photo as a guide.
  4. Stick your pencil into the stand to create a hole for the pencil to stand in. Follow the instructions on how to bake the polymer clay.
  5. Then, slide the smaller pom pom onto the middle of the pencil and the larger pom pom on top, you can use glue to secure them in place.
  6. Next, cut out a triangle from orange self-adhesive felt for the beak. Stick the eyes and beak onto the larger pom pom and slot the pencil into the stand.
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Top Tip

Make the pencil stand thick to give the pen or pencil more support.

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