contributed by Kaitlyn Guenther
Everything about emojis are adorable and fun... Now add soft, fluffy pompoms to the mix and you've got the best craft ever!
Children can make big yellow pompoms from scratch using wool and cardboard. Plus they can have heaps of fun playing with them afterwards!
There are so many different ways to get creative with this project; use felt paper, foam board, glittery paper, or all sorts of other materials to make the emoji faces. These cute emojis are like homemade cuddly toys!
- pen or pencil (to trace with),
- thin cardboard (cereal box),
- yellow wool,
- colored felt paper (depending on the faces you want to create) black, blue, brown, red, white,
- glue (I used hot glue to speed up the process but if you are working with younger kids then they should use school glue),
Instructions (Making the Wool Pompom):
- Print out the template and cut out the donut size of choice.
- Glue or trace the template donut onto a piece of cardboard and cut it out. Make two of these cardboard donuts.
- Stack the cardboard donuts on top of each other and wrap wool around them until they are full.
- The more you wrap the wool around the donuts, the fluffier your pompom will be.
- TIP: The fluffier your pompom is the easier it will be to glue on the emoji face later.
- Tie a knot and cut of the excess string.
- Use your scissors to cut the wool around the outside edges of the cardboard donuts.
- Slightly separate the two pieces of cardboard and tie a piece of wool around the pompom between the two cardboard donuts.
- Optional: You can make your own donut without using the templates, just make sure that the diameter of the outside circle is twice the size of the diameter of the inside circle.
- Optional: Use a homemade pipecleaner "darning needle" to make wrapping the wool easier.
Below are additional instructions depending on which emoji faces you want to turn into a wool pompom.