Pastel Pom-Pom Birds

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These little pastel birds make a cute, “something extra,” to tuck in with a baby or Easter gift.  The pom-pom loom is made from cardboard.  Yarn is wrapped around the loom, the loops cut, and a pom-pom made.  Complete making the bird by adding Google eyes, a beak and feathers.  This is a very simple and cute as a button project.

Supplies:

  • Cardboard
  • Pastel colored yarn
  • Scissors
  • White glue or Tacky glue
  • Google eyes
  • Pastel colored feathers
  • Orange paper scraps

Directions:                                                                         

  1. Use cardboard that is heavier than cereal boxes.  Cut the cardboard 2” x 4”, and then measure in 1” from each of the short sides and ½” from each of the long edges.  Cut along these inside lines with a sharp scissors or use a utility craft knife.  If doing this project in class, I would suggest having the looms made before hand, for safety.      
  2. Wrap yarn around the loom with about 100 wraps—this doesn’t take as long as it sounds!  Cut a 12” piece of yarn, thread it through the slit, around the bulk of the yarn and tie securely.
  3. With a scissors, cut the loops of the yarn on each side of the loom.  Remove the pom-pom from the loom and shake it.  Trim where needed.  This will not be a perfectly round pom-pom.
  4. Glue Google eyes to the pom-pom.  Fold a small piece of orange paper scrap and cut a triangle shape out from the fold.  Put a small amount of glue on the fold and tuck the beak into the pom-pom, below the eyes.
  5. Put a small amount of glue on the end of a feather and slide the feather into the pom-pom to the backside of the bird.

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