Images and words: Sara Conway
1 Pompom pal: gluing together pompoms makes a bobbly buddy
You’ll need: pompoms, coloured paper, a pipe cleaner, glue, googly eyes
- Ask your child to pop glue on each pompom and push them together. Make sure all the pompoms are touching and leave them to dry.
- Once they’re dry, they can add googly eyes. We also added a smile sticker. They could draw a smile and glue it on.
2 Pompom monster: Raaaar!
You’ll need: a bigger pompom, a googly eye, coloured card.
- Give your kids the pompom to stick the googly eye on.
- Now they cut out feet to stick underneath the pompom.
3 Pompom ice cream: a mini-treat for a favourite toy
You’ll need: a pompom, orange card, glue
- First, ask your child to roll a cone shape from the card (small enough that the pompom will fit into the top).
- Now they pop in a pompom to make the ice cream. Or two pompoms, or three! Ask your child what flavours they all are.
For older kids, you can stick the mini ice cream onto a pipe cleaner to wear as a bracelet or necklace. Or glue it to a pin – it makes a great brooch!
4 Bobbly art: pompoms add 3D colour to any picture
You’ll need: a picture to colour in, pompoms, glue
- Either draw a simple picture or give your child a colouring in page.
- Now they stick pompoms onto it – it’s that simple!
Try birds, elephants, a unicorn, a llama – whatever takes their fancy!
5 Pirate pompom: a pompom makes a colourful piece of treasure for budding pirates
You’ll need: a pompom, an eager pirate
- Hide the pompom and put the kettle on (for you).
- Watch as your pirate hunts for the pompom, and call out warmer and colder to help them.
- Pour tea, and relax!