DIY pom pom necklaces with the littles

by mari

DIY Pom Pom Necklace for kids to make

Birdie has a bit of a Thang for pom poms. When she discovered she could make her own the obsessions began – as you can see by the large collection of poms hanging in the photo! Large poms mean more “Swingability” from my daughter’s point of view, but any size pom pom will add some style and pride to your kiddo’s look for the day. My 3 year old loves making these. You’ll want to help with some of the cutting and the final knots that hold the poms together. But once kids get the hang of wrapping the yarn, they’ll do most of the work on their own. It’s a great craft for their hand/eye coordination and concentration.

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How-to:

Wrap yarn around the pom pom maker. For smaller kids, help them get the yarn started/secured, then let them wrap the yarn and cut the ends when finished. The more yarn you wrap, the fluffier the pom pom – wrap more yarn than you think you’ll need!

Cut the yarn along the edges of the circle to create the pom pom fringe. Kids can help or do this on their own, depending on their age.
Using your necklace cord, tie the pom pom off – but keep the extra-long tails. Help your child ensure the cord is tied very tightly, or pom pom fringe will be falling out all over the house!

Trim your pom pom with a sharp scissors to make it nice and round. (you can skip this altogether, especially if your little one wants to “help”)


Tie the tails of the necklace cord together.
For another level of play, add beads to the cord tails on either side of the pom pom before tying into a necklace!

This is a super-easy craft, and I’d love to see how you’d make it your own – share your ideas in the comments!

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1 Sam July 10, 2012 at 1:00 pm

AWESOME! Didn’t know I needed a pom pom maker – might have to get one of those for the kids! ;) Thanks!

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2 mari July 10, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Hehe, lots of fun! I’d love to make a big garland sometime too.

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3 Sam July 10, 2012 at 8:05 pm

What size pom pom makers do you have? I love how you can make all sorts of different sizes – I’m excited to do this!

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4 mari July 10, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Well, we ARE obsessed over here, so I have all four sizes from Clover! But we use the larger two the most. (the smaller are fun for me, but not for Birdie).

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5 Cindy deRosier May 28, 2013 at 10:41 am

I’m the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your pom pom necklace! You can see it here:

http://funfamilycrafts.com/pom-pom-necklaces/

If you have other kid friendly crafts, we’d love it if you would submit them. If you would like to display a featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above. Thanks for a wonderful project idea!

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