How to make a pompom

Do you like making decorations? Watch this video to learn how to make a pompom!

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LUISA: Woah! Careful!

EMILY: What are you doing? Are we going to do some knitting?

LUISA: Nope, better! We're going to make a pompom!

LUISA AND EMILY: Let's do it!

EMILY: So, what do we need?

LUISA: We need some card, a felt-tip pen, scissors, some wool, a coin and something round, like a glass or a tin.

So, the first step is to cut two 'C' shapes, like this one.

First we draw a big circle, then we draw a little circle.

And finally, we cut it into a 'C' shape.

EMILY: Finished! What's next?

LUISA: Now wrap the wool around the two 'C' shapes.

Great! Now we need to cut the wool between the two pieces of card. Do you want to try?

EMILY: Of course!

LUISA: The last step is to put a long piece of wool between the two cards and tie a knot.

EMILY: Yay, I did it!

LUISA: Yes! Awesome!

You can make all sorts of things with your pompoms. You can attach them to key rings …

EMILY: ... or you can make your own colourful pompom decorations for your room!

LUISA: We hope you have fun making your own pompoms!

LUISA AND EMILY: See ya!

LUISA: Remember! To make a pompom:

  • cut two 'C'-shape circles out of card
  • wrap the wool around the circles
  • cut the wool between the circles
  • tie a piece of wool between the circles.

That's it! Now you can make a decoration with your pompom.

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