These little pastel birds make a cute, â€œsomething extra,â€ to tuck in with a baby or Easter gift.Â The pom-pom loom is made from cardboard.Â Yarn is wrapped around the loom, the loops cut, and a pom-pom made.Â Complete makingÂ the bird by adding Google eyes, a beak and feathers. Â This is a very simple and cute as a button project.
- Pastel colored yarn
- White glue or Tacky glue
- Google eyes
- Pastel colored feathers
- Orange paper scraps
- Use cardboard that is heavier than cereal boxes.Â Cut the cardboard 2â€ x 4â€, and then measure in 1â€ from each of the short sides and Â½â€ from each of the long edges.Â Cut along these inside lines with a sharp scissors or use a utility craft knife.Â If doing this project in class, I would suggest having the looms made before hand, for safety.Â Â Â Â Â Â
- Wrap yarn around the loom with about 100 wraps—this doesnâ€™t take as long as it sounds!Â Cut a 12â€ piece of yarn, thread it through the slit, around the bulk of the yarn and tie securely.
- With a scissors, cut the loops of the yarn on each side of the loom.Â Remove the pom-pom from the loom and shake it.Â Trim where needed.Â This will not be a perfectly round pom-pom.
- Glue Google eyes to the pom-pom.Â Fold a small piece of orange paper scrap and cut a triangle shape out from the fold.Â Put a small amount of glue on the fold and tuck the beak into the pom-pom, below the eyes.
- 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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