Pom poms are fun and fuzzy little things which take just minutes to make. But did you know that these versatile puffs of yarn can also be used in so many craft projects? You don’t have to use a pompom maker, you can make pompoms the old fashioned way using a cardboard donut, a strip of card or even using a fork. Making pompoms is a great fine motor activity and perfect for quiet time. So gather your colorful yarn and a pair of scissors to explore these 20 Pretty Pom Pom crafts for kids to make and of course, play with afterward!!
20 Pretty Pom Pom Crafts for Kids to Make and Play
1. Pom Pom Sheep
Shaun the Sheep would be jealous how how adorable this little pom pom sheep is (and how easy he is to make). Project courtesy: Mum in the Madhouse.
2. Mini Pom Pom Ice Cream Cones
Celebrate any fun party with these adorable mini pom pom ice cream cones from Hello, Wonderful. They’re bright, colorful and look like just the real thing without the added sugar (yay!).
3. Planetary Pom Poms
Do you have a starry-eyed child with a serious obsession for space? Feed their enthusiasm with the power of planetary pom poms in this this step-by-step project from We are Scout.
4. Yarn Town Play Set
Take pretend play a notch higher with this cute yarn play town set! Learn how to make each element in this cute town with some neat tutorials from Mr. Printables.
5. Pom Pom Key Chain
Here’s an adorable keychain from Craftables that your kiddo can make for all the rooms in the house! You can even color coordinate them, so that they can be identified easily from a pile of keys.
6. Pom Pom Pumpkins
While it is probably too late in the season for pumpkins, they still make cute little accessories for bookshelves and other nooks and crannies. Get your own colorful pompom pumpkin patch with this cute project from It all started with paint.
7. Pom Pom Rug
This pom pom rug from Hello Wonderful is such an easy craft for your older kids to make! Just imagine resting your tired feet on that sea of fluff!
8. Pom Pom Chick
This Pompom chick project from Crafty Morning is adorable and simple to boot! This Pom Pom craft is perfect for Easter too!
9. Pom Pom Pencil Toppers
Pompom pencil toppers are super cute and also a great way to get the kids to stop chewing the pencil ends. Hop onto Blue Susan makes for the tutorial.
10. Pom Pom Fridge Magnets
These pompom fridge magnets from Alyssa & Carla are a quick and fun project. They are inexpensive, easy to make, and add just the right amount of pop to a refrigerator.
11. Pom Pom Spring Bouquet
With a little yarn and some sticks you can make an instant spring bouquet without hitting your local florist. Keep reading from Taboula.de to see how!
12. Stripey Pom Pom Bees
These stripey pet bees made with pompoms are so much fun! Get all the instructions over at Molly moo crafts.
13. Pom Pom Love Monster
This Valentine’s Day, surprise your special someone with a cute little Love Monster with this project from Consumer Crafts.
14. Cherry Blossom Spring Tree
This Cherry blossom spring tree activity from Play-trains is as pretty as it is fun! It works both as a fine motor activity and a craft (just add a little glue if you want to make things permanent)
15. Festive Pom Pom Party Hats
Make your festive party hats stand out by adding a fluffy pompom in bold colors. These hats by Tell Love and Party are super simple to make and will add a special touch to any celebration.
16. Pom Pom Emoji Ornaments
Whether you’re happy, sad, or LOL with tears, there’s an emoji that describes your feelings. These surprisingly quick-to-make—emoji ornaments from Momtastic are totally fun and a cinch to make!
17. Pom Pom Caterpillars
Get a bit of spring indoors with these colourful pompom caterpillars. All you need are pegs and pom poms – along with the instructions from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.
18. Flower Pom Pom Painting
Here’s a fun craft from A Crafty Morning for kids to do for Spring or even for a Mother’s Day card! You can make beautiful flowers using paint, pom poms, and clothespins! Ideal for Kids who don’t like to get their hands messy.
19. Pom Pom Mobile
Everything is better with pompoms! And this pompom mobile from A burst of beautiful is certainly no exception. It’s adorned with colorful, fluffy pompoms on a simple wooden frame.
20. Pom Pom Bookmarks
Make your own pom-pom bookmarks with this tutorial from Raising up Rubies and gift them to fellow bookworms in your neighborhood
Well who doesn’t love pom poms and even more so, mini pom poms? These pom pom crafts for kids are super easy to make and just too cute! They can be used to decorate a multitude of things, and with so many different colours, think of all the different possibilities to craft using them!
What’s your favorite pom pom craft? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below!