Pom-Pom Animals

What You Need:

  • Colored pom-poms in two sizes (like 1/2" and 1", or 1" and 2")
  • Black marker
  • Craft glue
  • Hot glue gun
  • Miscellaneous crafting scraps, such as yarn, felt, etc.
  • Wiggly eyes (optional)
  • Fishing line (optional)

What You Do:

  1. Have your child choose what kind of pet he would like to create. He can make any kind of animal out of pom-poms, but if he's inspired by spring, suggest that he create a chick or bunny. If he's making a bunny, pink or white pom-poms work best. If he would like to make a chick, he should use yellow pom-poms.
  2. Use craft glue or a hot glue gun to glue pom-poms together for the head and body. He should use a smaller pom-pom for the head, and a larger one for the body.
  3. Invite him to draw black dots for two eyes, or glue wiggly eyes on the head.
  4. Encourage him to embellish the pom-pom animals with some brightly colored add-ons. He can add fluffy felt ears for a bunny, or small orange scraps for a beak on the chick. Encourage him to use his imagination and get creative with these extra features. Allow the pom-pom pet to dry.
  5. After the pet has properly dried, it's time to attach the pet's leash! Use a hot glue gun to attach a length of fishing line to the front of the pom-pom pet, directly between the head and the body. When your child walks around, he can hang onto the string, and his very own companion will tag along behind him!

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