April 29, 2020  |   Creativity, Making, Fiber Art

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Pompoms add a little puff of bling to anything. 

And they are also great additions to experiences like sensory boxes, built boats, air powered vehicles, and almost any creative task. Here's how to make you own unique pompom. 

Materials | Supplies

  • soft material - yarn, string, plarn, t-shirt strips
  • rough material - thick twine, shoe lace, thick yarn
  • cardboard, card stock, cereal box or other type packaging
  • needle, paper clip, safety pin
  • scissors

Concepts Explored

  • threading
  • fine motor skills
  • upcycling
  • textures
  • patterns

Discovery Starters

How many different materials can you make pompoms out of? What characteristic do they need to have?

What happens when you mix rough and soft thread? 

What was your biggest challenge in making pompoms? Why?

Explore Further

Can you find pompoms in your house? What are they used for?

How could you change the size and shape of a pompom

Additional Resources

Fabric, Paper, Thread: 26 Projects to Stitch with Friends by Kristen Sutcliffe

Adventures in STEAM: Materials by Claudia Martin

Medium website: Pompom History

Heart, Hook and Home website: Different Methods to Make Pompoms

YouTube Video: Fork Pompoms

Amazeum YOU Pompoms Activity Guide