PomPom Pumpkins for Fall by Repeat Crafter Me
Hi, my name is Sarah and I am the crafter, crocheter and crockpoter behind the blog Repeat Crafter Me. One of the things I love sharing with my readers are the crafts I create with my two boys. So I am excited to be given the opportunity to share a fun kid craft with you that is perfect for fall and exclusively for Bonbon Break subscribers!
Fall is my favorite season and one of the things I look forward to each year is our trip to the pumpkin patch. In anticipation for pumpkin picking, we created little yarn pom pom pumpkins with green pipe cleaner stems and then decorated them with felt jack-o-latern faces!
Here are the materials you will need:
– Orange yarn
– Green pipe cleaners
– Black Felt for the faces (you could also choose to decorate them with goggly eyes)
– Elmer’s Glue
And here is a simple step-by-step tutorial on how to make the pom pom pumpkins.
1. Wrap the yarn around your fingers about 55-60 times. Older children could do this themselves, but my boys are a little too young for this part.
2. Slide the pipe cleaner around the middle of the yarn and twist it tight.
3. Cut the yarn loops on either side.
4. Trim strands to the desired shape and mold the pipe cleaners into a pumpkin stem and coil.
Now cut out triangles and mouth shapes from the felt. My son had fun glueing the felt onto the yarn poms. Don’t be afraid to use a lot of glue, it will all dry clear. This is a great way to talk about shapes with younger kids and work on fine motor skills. It is also a fun sensory activity since the yarn poms are soft and squishy, the pipe cleaners are fuzzy and the glue is gooey and sticky. You could also buy felt that already has sticky backing and skip the glue. It depends on how messy you want to get.
And there you have it! Fun little pom pom pumpkins to decorate your home or classroom. You could even add a magnet to the back and make them festive refrigerator magnets.
ABOUT SARAH: Sarah is a stay-at-home mom to her two toddler age boys. She is also an artist and graphic designer that loves crafting with her kids, taking on DIY projects, crocheting and attempting to cook with the help of her Crock pot. She blogs at RepeatCrafterMe. Find Sarah on Facebook,Pinterest, and Twitter.