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
Pom pom maker (optional)
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.
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!
Its been a bit of a funny day for us today, the rain hasn’t stopped all day and the thunder has been just as keen too. We never really go out when its thundering as my two really aren’t keen on it, so we’ve just spent the day plodding about the house. We did however get the craft stuff out for a while earlier. Ted wanted to do some crafting by himself but also wanted me to sit next to him too. So, whilst he was busy making some awesome junk modelling I made this cute little toilet roll teddy bear craft. My youngest is totally fascinated with them and has been playing with them all afternoon. I took this to mean that she thought they were good, so I thought it would be nice to share them on here!
Heres what we used
Empty toilet roll
Brown and pink paper
How to make our toilet roll teddy bear craft
First take your brown piece of paper and cut a piece the same length as your toilet roll and wide enough to stretch around it. Cover one side of your paper in glue and wrap it around your toilet roll so that it’s completely covered.
Now its time to give your Teddy bear a face! Cut out two semi circle ears and inner ears and glue them in place on the inside of your toilet roll. Stick on two eyes and a nose then finish the face by drawing on a mouth.
To make the teddy bears arms and legs you’ll need to make some springs. Cut out two thin strips of your brown paper and glue them together at a right angle as you can see above. Then, accordion fold them by taking turns folding one over the other. Once you reach the end of your paper, glue your two loose ends together. You’ll need to make four springs in total.
From your brown paper cut out four circles to make the paws. Then, cut out four slightly smaller pink circles and glue them in the center of the brown ones to make the inside of the paw.
Glue a paw on to one end of each spring and then glue the other side of the spring onto your bear. Your cute little toilet roll teddy bear craft is finished!