A combination of the playfulness of pom-poms and rainbows! We made this as a surprise for our sister. This activity was featured in The Crafty Crow’s Rainbow Crafts for Kids collection! So many fun ideas! http://www.thecraftycrow.net/2015/03/rainbow-crafts-for-kids.html Materials Various colours of yarn Cardboard Scissors Tape Elastic headband Directions There are many innovative ways to make pom-poms. This one is easy for young children. Have an adult cut out a rectangle of cardboard. (Your child might be able to do this, however, cutting cardboard tends to be a bit tricky and may require large scissors.) Cut a smaller rectangle out of one of the sides (as seen in the photograph). Tape one end of your yarn to the cardboard as shown. Wrap your yarn around the cardboard. The more you wrap, the fuller your pom-pom will be. Cut a small piece of yarn (we used another colour just so you could see it more clearly). Put it under your wrapped yarn through the small rectangular window (as seen in the photograph) and knot it securely. Gently slide your wrapped yarn off your cardboard. Trim the ends of the loops with your fabric scissors, making them uniform. Leave the middle tie long (as shown) so you can knot your pom-pom to your headband later. Make several pom-poms in the same fashion. With the long strings, tie the pom-poms onto your headband. Trim the excess to match the length of your pom-poms. When done, trim all your pom-poms to a size that suits your wearer. Enjoy! Purpose Creating items for imaginary play. Thinking of others. Safety Notes Use scissors with care & supervision. To avoid strangulation, remove your headband prior to play (e.g., going on the playground) and use yarn for its intended purpose. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.