A month or so ago, at Crafting A Future, I introduced my group of 1st and 2nd grade girls to the idea of making pom poms using a fork! First of all they were thrilled to know that they could actually make their own pom poms, and everyone dove into the activity with great interest.
One can use regular dinner size forks, which results in the cutest little pom poms ever, see below, or if you use a serving fork, you can actually make some pom poms around the size one would use to top a winter hat.
We used these pom poms as a part of a wall hanging craft and generally pom poms made by small children will fall apart and are best used in a way where they would not be handled.
Want to make some yourself? Here's how to make a fork pom pom:
- Simply place a length of yarn between the middle prongs of the fork, namely the lavender piece seen above.
- Start wrapping the fork with yarn. Note: With the small pom poms, don't wrap too much or it becomes too difficutl to cut.
- Use that original length of yarn to tie a secure knot around the middle of the yarn, and then slide the whole thing off the fork.
- Cut open all the loops and ta da, a pom pom is born!