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...well, sort of. I have started a new blog, Oui Crochet, that focuses just on crochet, crochet patterns, and crochet resources. I am in the process of building it up as a one stop shop for all things crochet, and I am very excited about it. I hope you will come over and check out my progress. :)
I will be moving my patterns from this site, to my new site. My idea is to leave this site active, so that you can still access other aspects of this site. I will also leave a modified "introduction" post where each pattern is on this site, as to keep all links active and make it so that you can easily locate the pattern's new home. As an added bonus, you will also find new printable/downloadable versions of my patterns.
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Happy Crocheting!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Make Your Own Pom Poms

We were watching a kids' sing along video a couple weekends ago, when the song Take Me Out to the Ball Game came on. They showed kids playing baseball... and ....
My five year old jumped up and started jumping around like the little cheerleaders she saw on tv. She loved it!
Every time my kids see something like that that they like, they immediately start planning their Halloween costume. I think they've each decided on at least 25 different costumes, so far!

Well, my five year old decided that a cheerleader would be a great thing to dress up as. She got all excited and told me that she can even make her own pom poms! I asked her how she would make them and she says, "Just get a paper towel tube and cut it and get some ribbons and cut them and put them in the paper towel tubes and you have pom poms!!!!" Yeah... she said it all in one breath, just like that. Impressive. I was even more impressed with her idea! We had to make it happen!

I'll show you how you can make your own.

What You Need:

  • Ribbon
  • Paper Towel Tube
  • Paints & Paint Brushes
  •  Glue Gun & Glue

What You Do:
Make the handles:

Cut the streamers:

Glue it together:


Since making them, the girls have been playing with the pom poms a LOT. It is so cute to see them jump around and come up with their on little cheers!

Educational Opportunities:

Rhyming: Teach/reinforce rhyming by working with your kids to come up with cheers.
Fitness: Kids can do different jumps and hops and even tumbles. Leg kicks are fun too!
  • Loud & Quiet: Explore loud and quiet with loud cheers and quiet ones.                              
  • Big & Small: Your child can crouch down small and jump up big!
Measuring: Help your child measure the ribbons all the same size as you make the pom poms.
Colors: Explore different colors in ribbons and in paint.



  1. What a great idea and the perfect craft to do with kids!! Your pom-poms turned out super cute! Thanks for the great "how-to", too. :-)

  2. Oh how fun! My daughter would love shaking around with these. Thanks for sharing at my Pinteresting Party as always. :)


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