Today I’m going to show you how to make pom poms. I love craft ideas that actually have a function and go beyond just looking pretty don’t you?
You’ll adore how super quick and easy these pom poms are to make and the kids will have a blast shaking them, running with them, spinning with them and dancing with them! Pom poms are such a fantastic resource for inspiring creativity and self expression and developing gross motor skills too.
Supplies To Make Pom Poms
How To Make Pom Poms
You’ll be able to make these colourful cheerleader pom poms in just a few minutes and they’ll provide lots of physical play opportunities for your kids. I bet you won’t be able to resist a little song and dance with them too!
1 – It doesn’t really matter what size tissue paper sheets you have but I wouldn’t go any smaller than A4 (12″ x 8″). Simply make a pile of all the colours you want to use in your pom poms. We used about 10 sheets.
2 – We’re going to cut the strips for both pom poms at the same time so fold the tissue paper pile in half lengthways. Then using your pinking shears to make lovely zig-zag lines, cut thin strips all along the length of the paper leaving a couple of inches at the top uncut to use as your handle later.
3 – Once you’ve cut thin strips all along your tissue paper, open up the two halves and cut along the fold to separate them.
4 – Roll the uncut sections of tissue paper tightly to make the handles for your pom poms.
5 – Lastly wrap the electrical tape tightly around the handle to make it secure and to hold all the colourful pom pom tassels in place.
I told you it was super easy to make pom poms didn’t I? Now let your budding dancer, gymnast, cheerleader or creative mover enjoy some creative self expression. What fun!
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