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Perfect for that Christmas wrapping….

 

As you can imagine the arrival of Christmas is on every childs mind. The christmas chocolates are in shops, the christmas adverts have begun, and the christmas play rehearsals are well under way. 

We have all been talking about that dreaded christmas shopping list and how we are going to decorate our parcels this year, because of course it has to be fun and quirky and give that home grown look. Christmas is a time of arts and crafts with glitter galore and paper absolutely everywhere, so what better thing to make than a quick and easy craft that we could use for our parcel decorations this year. We came up with pom poms!!

Pom pom making is a great way to pass an afternoon by or even as a quick filler activity if you have a spare hour or so. We have come across a brilliant way of making these pom poms without having to use the usual cardboard inserts. Instead we have used a fork!!

This is a fantastic activity for the children as it is a quick task that they can fully immerse themselves in and they adore playing with them after. They even make brilliant toppings for those Christmas parcels.

So lets get started.

You will need some wool, a fork and a small pair of scissors.

  • Wrap the wool around the outside of the fork until the ball becomes quite plump.
  • Once you have finished use a shorter piece of wool to wrap between the center prongs to tie the ball nice and tight and to keep it secure.
  • Take the ball of wool off the fork and snip all the loops. Make sure that you catch all of those loops to allow for the ball to puff out properly.
  • Trim the extra long straggly bits to make your new pom pom nice, trimmed and gorgeous.

Now that you have finished your pom poms you can use them for a multitude of things. They make a great finishing touch for gift-wrapping or, combine lots together to make some funky bunting to go around the house.  Very stylish!!