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How to make animal pom-poms - Mr Printables Blog

How to make animal pom-poms - Mr Printables Blog
After making those flower pompoms, I couldn’t help making more. Maybe it’s called procrastination. I have hundreds of other things on my to-do list, but then this week I thought, well, hey let’s just make more pompoms! Among many other ideas, I went for having a go at animal pompoms. It’s just that kids love animals most and that’s what matters here on Mr P! They are a little more difficult to make if you’ve never tried making pompoms, so in that case, start with the flower pompoms here then you’ll be able to easily move on to more complex designs. Basically the method is the same. Start with the nose and mouth in the middle, wrap around the surrounding face color on top of this, a little wrapping floating in the middle for the eyes then finishing with more face color. Place a pencil (or your finger) on one end and wrap extra yarn around it a bit like this. I had a comment from a reader who thought my pompoms looked perfect and hers weren’t. Before the trimming: a sad koala. Yay!

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HUNTING. GATHERING. MAKING. THE GOOD STUFF. Do you have dinosaur mad child? When you get the request for a dinosaur themed birthday party you’ll be set with my tutorial to make pop up invitations. Now to start planning the dinosaur cake… You’ll find my step by step tutorial to make pop up dino invitations over at Craft Tuts+. Wooly Sheep Keyring Here’s a great activity to use up scraps of yarn and make a few fantastic little gifts. It’s a quick and easy project and so simple that it makes a wonderful weekend or summer holiday activity for children. All you need is some scrap yarn (bonus points for using wool) and a small amount of polymer clay. Start by making a small pom-pom with a diameter of about 2-3 cm (1-1¼”). If you have a super-swish pom-pom maker, then you’re sorted, but if you’re not lucky enough to own one then please save yourself a bit of time and frustration by making your pompoms using a fork. I have made a little brown sheep simply because it is easier to see the brown yarn against a white background, but you can have a rainbow of sheep if you have bright enough yarn.

Crafts for Kids - Great Crafts for Kids of all Ages from Danielle's Place of Crafts and Activities Crafts Index A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V W Back-to-School Crafts and Activities Back-to-School Crafts and Activities Including: Paper Clip Bookmarks Pom Pom Flowers I have a thing for flowers that look like pom poms. Mums, allium, chive blossoms, dahlias – love ‘em! Since fresh flowers aren’t always in the budget, and because I have a brown thumb, I started thinking about what I could do to brighten up our apartment with flowers without actually using flowers. Soon, the idea for some sort of pom pom flower started bouncing around in my head, and this is what I came up with.

bulletin boards I am finally getting around to posting photos of my art room this year. I try to change things up each year, just to keep it fresh. You can view last year's version here. Gone are the pennants and tissue poms above the tables. The fire marshall put an end to those. However, I think this year's version turned out just fine, thanks largely in part to the bright table coverings.

Making Pompoms in Bulk I’m always looking for ways to save time. I am currently working on a feature for Discovery Girls magazine that absolutely needed some pompoms–a lot of them. The thought of doing each one individually nearly took me under. Puffy Paint Window Decorations If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to our mailing list. Thanks for visiting! Note: this post contains affiliate links for products I have used and can recommend. I’m sure you are in the holiday spirit by now, right? Is your house decorated for holidays? Pom Pom Fruit It’s been quiet here recently as we’re still mostly working on getting our fruity Apple & Pear Houses ready over at Rock & Pebble, but I see them all coming together nicely and they might even be ready to ship in less than a couple of weeks now. To celebrate, we’re going all tutti frutti this week! Ok, skip the promo (blush!) and now on to the pompoms. If you’re feeling a bit deficient in vitamin C after a long winter like us, this is where we’ll top up our extra fruit portions!

Magic Tree Did you ever make these magic trees as a kid? I remember buying a kit, the kit came with a small cardboard tree and a power solution you mixed with water and you could grow salt crystals on your tree. Well a few weeks ago I ran across a recipe to make these at home. Bedside Pom Pom Rug I’m putting the finishing touches on the joint kids room now and am excited to show it to you soon! It’s been a real challenge to bring together elements for both a 6 yr old boy and 9 month old girl. A fun one though. I’m sharing one project for the room today: a DIY pom pom rug. I wanted to make something soft to stand on and soothe Edie in her crib when she got up in the middle of the night and thought a DIY pom pom rug would be the perfect addition. Also, it adds a touch of feminine when the room is feeling much more masculine right now.

Muffin Tin Mom: Cupcake Liner Paper Dolls This weekend, I made little paper dolls from cupcake liners. You know how I love cupcake liner crafts. Because sometimes I am just a little girl at heart, I made up little back stories for each of them. Rag Rug Happy Labor Day! For a fun change of pace today, I have the cute girls from Everyday Art here to show us How to Make a Rag Rug tutorial. I love their super easy technique! This is definitely a great craft for fabric scraps. {don’t ya love scrap busters?} Make-Your-Own Bouncy Balls How awesome is this? Bouncy Balls that the kids made themselves!! If you have not had a chance to stop by Making Memories with Your Kids to see all the AMAZING projects Erin does, you have to check it out! She shares the coolest ideas of things to do with your kids and lots of amazing recipes too. When Erin linked up this post to my Summer Fun party, it went straight to the top of my "Must Do" list for this Summer.

T-Shirt Shag Rug Here it is, finally! My shag rug is complete. I love how it feels under my feet, and if it starts to look a little flat, I pick it up, shake it, and it fluffs right back up! It took some time but I finished it and I’m glad I decided to make one.