This Easter my daughter made adorable Pom Pom Easter Friends to give to family members and friends. She makes a pom pom from yarn and then combines it with cute Easter critters. The end result is a cute table top sitter that is great Easter decorations for anyone. They are easy to make and very versatile in color and critter selection. Take her example and make it your own!
Pom Pom Materials
- yarn ( your choice in color and texture)
How to Make the Pom Pom
First find the end of the yarn and begin wrapping it around two of your fingers. Wrap it around many times until it is decently think. Then cut it from the rest of the yarn, but leave a tail. Take the tail and thread it between your two fingers and wrap it around the center to meet itself. Tie it snuggly to itself, and trim the ends to be only as long as the two sides. Next take your scissors and one side at a time cut the looped yarn. Once both sides are cut, you will have a pom pom secured with the yarn at the center. Trim it up to all be equal lengths and fluff it out well.
Easter Friend Materials
- Easter colored card-stock
Making Your Easter Friend
For this portion of the craft take your card-stock and fold it gently in half. Draw a bunny, chick, or even a lamb on half of it, when you cut it out the other half will be identical. Exaggerate your critter’s legs and arms so they can fold around the pom pom. Carefully cut through both layers and then you have your friend.
Draw a face on your little friend. Then you can embellish it with glitter or markers or gems. Just add glue where you want the glitter , sprinkle it on and let it dry. Then tap the excess off of your sparkly Easter critter.
Next fold the critter around its waist so it can sit up. Then add lots of glue to the top of the legs, belly, and arms. Now place the pom pom on the glue and wrap the arms around the pom pom. You will need to hold it there for a little while so the glue can set.
Once they are fully dry they cuddle their pom poms and look adorable on the table, or a shelf. You can add them to an Easter basket, or stick them on a wrapped gift. Place them on the table as seat markers, just add a name on their arms or legs. These critters are fun to make on a rainy day when you are stuck inside. Plus they are not messy, and the ability to make a pom pom can open up lots of craft ideas for you and your children.