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.
- Pastel colored yarn
- White glue or Tacky glue
- Google eyes
- Pastel colored feathers
- Orange paper scraps
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.