Thursday, July 28, 2011

Pom Pom People - Tutorial

These puffy, rough, yellow Pom Poms were initially intended to be made into fluffy yellow chicks. But, like so many other projects, ideas change.

My little 4-year-0ld Munchkin loves to play with these Pom Poms. He's been begging me for days to help him glue "Boogly Eyes" onto them to make a "Fuzzy Monster."

This is such a fun and simple activity.

What you need:

1 big Pom Pom for the body (you can make your own or purchase bigger ones)
1 tiny Pom Pom for his nose
2 Pipe Cleaners
2 Googly Eyes (or "Boogly Eyes" as they're called around here.)
Any other embellishment you'd like to add (The Munchkin bent some leftover pipe cleaner and asked me to add the mustache.)

Bend one pipe cleaner in half. These will be your legs.
Cut the other pip cleaner in quarters. These will be your toes.

Spread the Pom Pom fuzz apart near the center. Add a dab of hot glue. This is where you'll put the center of your bent legs. Once it's glued, cover the pipe cleaner back up with the Pom Pom fuzz.

Do the same thing with the legs. Move the fuzz back and glue the legs to the center of the ball. Cover all exposed pipe cleaner w/ Pom Pom fuzz.

Bend the tips of your pipe cleaner to make a small loop.

Next, take your quartered pipe cleaner and bend the ends to the center. Wrap them around your little foot. Dab some hot glue to secure.

Gently move fuzz.
With a dab of hot glue, affix eyes, nose, and any other embellishments you'd like to add.

You're done!

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Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

Ha. I love these fuzzy little guys! SO cute. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon Designs said...

So cute! Love the one with the mustache!

VeronikaCornell said...

I wasn't sure it is so easy to do!
Thank you for the tutorial.
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