Pom pom reindeer ornament

Pom pom reindeer ornament

This super cute pom pom reindeer ornament is so simple to make and looks adorable too! it’s never too early to start Christmas crafting, We’ve had a quiet couple of days at home to try and get over a cold and to keep ourselves busy we’ve been bust trying out our new pom pom makers! i just love how this reindeer turned out and were currently in the process of making each of Santa’s reindeer as part of a cute Christmas display that we have planned. If you and your kids have go at making one we’d love to see how it turned out, did you know we’re now on Facebook? you can share pictures with us there.

Here’s what we used

  • Pom pom maker (optional)
  • Brown yarn
  • Brown pipecleaners
  • Googly eyes
  • Red pom pom
  • Tacky glue/glue gun

How to make a pom pom reindeer ornament

Start by making a large brown pom pom. If you haven’t made one before you can find a quick guide here. You don’t need a pom pom maker to make a cute pom pom!

Tie a yarn loop and glue it down into place inside the top of the pom pom

Take a pipecleaner and fold it in half to create the top antler. Twist it secure about 2-4cm from the bend. Pinch a second antler on either side and twist them together at the base to secure. Part the yarn of the pom pom and glue the antlers into place either side of the loop at the top of the head

finished pom pom reindeer craft for kids

Glue on two Googly eyes and a pom pom nose and your pom pom reindeer ornament is finished!

pom pom reindeer craft for kids

Pom Pom spring chick

Pom Pom spring chick

Pom pom spring chick / Easter chick craft for kids

After a couple of weeks off, we’re back again with another fun and easy spring craft idea! I just love pom pom crafts. When i was little i would sit with my nan for hours making Pom poms to go on little bobble hats for her knitted snowman teddies. We used to use the little cardboard circles, they were so fiddly and we’d spend hours threading them in and out. Thankfully now we know a few easier ways to make pom poms and I’m so pleased how this little pom pom spring chick craft turned out, They were fab as little Easter decorations too!

Here’s what we used

  • Yarn
  • Pom pom maker (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
  • Felt
  • Ribbon bow
  • Googly eyes

How to make our pom pom spring chick craft

First you will need to start by making two different sized pom poms. You can find a guide on how to make pom poms here.

Once you have your two pom poms. There are are two ways in which you can do this. For ours we simply used the long strands of tying yarn to tie them tightly together with a double knot before trimming them to length.

The other way you can secure them together is by trimming the tying yarn and then using a glue gun to stick the two pom poms together.

Next it’s time to give the pom pom chick a face. For ours we glue on two googly eyes, a felt beak and a pretty ribbon bow.

Pom pom spring chick / Easter chick craft for kids

Finish off by gluing on two felt wings and two little feet. Once dry the chick is finished, isn’t he a cutie? Perfect as an Easter gift, handmade toy or to decorate an Easter bonnet!