Written by Georgie, South Kent Franchise Owner, TRS Teacher and Active Armchairs Facilitator
We use pom poms in our lessons all the time. From cheer dance classes to Active Armchairs, these props are a favourite for all.
You can make your own quite easily, and here’s how…
Here’s what you need:
Wool (any colour you like)
First cut 2 circles from cardboard. Make sure they are the same size, but the size is up to you!
Then from each circle, cut out an inner circle so that you have a type of thick hoop shape.
Place both pieces of cardboard together, making sure the circles both on the outside and inside match up.
From there, get the wool and start wrapping it around the cardboard. Use a small knot at one point, put the wool through the centre circle, out and around the outside edge repeatedly, do this all the way around the hoop and keep going until you have filled the hole in the middle.
Once your pompom is full, using scissors, cut the wool all the way around the edge. Your pom pom must be full or the wool will fall out at this point. This should allow you to see the two pieces of cardboard in the centre.
Wrap an additional piece of wool between the two pieces of cardboard, pull it tight and tie a knot, making sure that the wool has come together in the middle securely. This holds your pom pom together and you can leave a trail of this piece of wool if you want to. Remove the cardboard and…
…you will have your own fluffy pompom!
Let us know if you give it a go! Here is a photo of TRS Teacher, Hayley’s dog, posing beautifully next to the pom poms she made!