We made nature pom poms today. I’m not sure why, I think it was because I wanted to see if it was possible. Plus, if it worked, I knew they’d look great and they did!
Make Nature Pom Poms:
- Long grass
- Fishing line
I can tell you that lomandras or anything thicker and less flexible than grass won’t work. Why, you ask? Well, I tried and it failed miserably. Grass was much easier to weave and like wool yarn it was easier to manipulate into a pom pom.
Our first activity was collecting some long green grass.
You don’t really need to print a pom pom template for this craft. All you need to do is put two pieces of cardboard on top of each other, (we recycled a cereal box for our cardboard) then cut out a circle and cut another circle out of the middle of that circle. See the image below. Easy!
Next, hold onto the end of the grass while you wrap the grass strand through the hole and around the outside circle and through the hole again. Keep threading it over and over until there’s no more grass strand left. Do the same thing with more grass strands. The more grass you wrap around the cardboard the thicker the pom pom will become.
Once you can’t wrap anymore grass through the hole, get your scissors in between the two cardboard pieces and cut around it, cutting the grass wrapped there (see image below). Now it’s time to squish the grass back towards the cardboard. In between the two pieces of cardboard, wrap and tie the fishing line around the grass.
Take the cardboard pieces off and squish the grass again and give the pom pom a little trim if there’s a few uneven areas. Tie a bit of string onto the fishing line and viola nature pom poms!
Have you made pom poms using material other than wool yarn?