Have you seen these giant poms poms yet? They are awesome! You can make some adorable and super fun projects with them. My 6 year old daughter LOVES them, they’re soft and fluffy and a great creativity starter. Today I’ll show you how to make a cute pom pom pal with one of these giant pom poms. This one is a little girly, but you can make fun boy characters too… get creative and see what fun you and your kids can come up with! (These pom pom pals make a great DIY gift too, oh so soft and fluffy!)
- PomTree Pom Pom (I used the 8″ large purple pom pom)
- Thick Craft Felt Scrap Pack
- Clear Craft Glue
- Big 20mm Google Eyes
- Crazy Chenille Stems
Tip: This giant pom pom is literally a big ball of fluffy fiber around a small foam center. As you add your character’s body parts, make sure to create “holes” in between the fibers to place each component. This will ensure the various pieces adhere and last longer with use.
Step 1: Start off by placing the eyes. Create two heart shapes out of felt. Glue the hearts where you would like the eyes on the pom pom. Adhere a google eye on each heart eye.
Step 2: Next, using your scissors, trim the fiber on the facial area so the fibers are shorter so you can see the nose and eyes once attached. I trimmed this area down about 1 inch. Create a nose out of felt. I made my nose a blue heart shape.
Step 3: Cut out a tongue shape from pink felt, allowing at least 1.5″ to be hidden by the pom pom fiber. Apply glue to the back end of the tongue and place deep in the center of the pom pom. I used a permanent marker to draw a line on the tongue for extra detail.
Step 4: Make all the other body parts using the felt, glue and chenille stems.
I created a kind of bunny character, so the arms and ears both have chenille stems in the center so they can be posed later. The feet are just flat circles with foot pads for decoration on the bottom.
You can make a whole pile of these cute pom pom pals in no time! There are a few different giant pom pom sizes and a wide variety of felt colors. You can make all kinds of critters or maybe monsters and aliens. The kids can get creative and make their own pom pom pals too! Grab a big bag of craft felt and you can also have fun making all kinds of accessories for your pals too.
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Jen Goode is the owner and “doodler in charge,” a Denver based art and design studio. She has been a creative professional since 1996, developing art for a variety of uses in an array of mediums from handmade crafts to Graphic design and illustration. Jen, a designer member of CHA, is a tech savvy, work-at-home mom of 3 who shares her creative inspirations with other moms through her site Projects for Preschoolers and as a featured contributor on various sites throughout the web. Jen’s motto is “Inspiring Smiles Every Day.”