My three year old daughter and I have a bit of a pom pom addiction. Any trip to the craft store somehow always includes the purchase of more pom poms. They’re just so soft and colorful, we can’t resist them. To justify our pom pom hoarding, I try to come up with crafts and learning activities to make use of them.
Today I’m sharing our pom pom Christmas garlands that Pooky helped me make. They have added a festive touch to our homemade holiday decor.
The supplies we used included medium-sized pom poms, a child-friendly plastic sewing needle, and some twine.
I’ve included an Amazon affiliate link to the plastic, blunt-tipped needle, so you can see which kind we used.
I demonstrated to Pooky what we were making, and then she took over.
This first pom pom garland we made was only about 4 feet long. We are using it to decorate our miniature Christmas tree.
We made a second garland with slightly different materials. It is 9 feet long. I’m trying it out in different places around the house.
Here I’ve draped it on our picture book tree, which is one of the things on our Christmas bucket list.
I’ve also tried it on our mantle.
And now it’s adding some pizzazz to our 4 foot Christmas tree.
Tips for making pom pom garlands with kids:
- thinner twine and bigger pom poms are easier to work with
- insert the needle as close to the center of the pom pom as possible (you can’t go through the direct center)
- when making the garland with young kids, it may take multiple short crafting sessions to complete
For more festive decor ideas, check out the links below to other blog posts that are a part of the Countdown to Christmas 2015.
Rainy Day Mum shows us how to get messy and create these sparkly Christmas Snowballs perfect for any Christmas tree.
Do your kids like to help decorate for the holidays? Try making one of these Jolly Kid Made Salt Dough Christmas Ornament Garlands from Crafty Mama in Me.
Get in the mood of the winter season with these Easy Cinnamon Scented Sleds from Playdough and Popsicles.
Helen from Peakle Pie shows us how to make jingle bells ornaments that actually jingle with her Simple Jingle Bells Ornament.
Work on fine motor skills with this Tripod Snowman Craft using glittery painted egg cartons from Sugaraunts.
Crafty Kids at Home shows us that Bubble Wrap Stamping makes for a super simple Holly Wreath decoration for kids to make.
Adventures of Adam shows how to use glitter glue pens to make a Glitter Glue Gingerbread Man for your Christmas tree.
From Teach Me Mommy we learn how to make a super adorable Gingerbread House Ornament Photo Frame.
Creative Family Fun shows us how to make simple Gingerbread Man Paper Dolls.
From Non-Toy Gifts, we learn how to use our kids’ drawings and paintings to make Christmas Tree Decorations.
My Bright Firefly uses inspirations from the children’s book Little Blue Truck to make Christmas Card Holders.
Check out the Nativity Lantern made by Sun Hats and Wellie Boots which is a simple upcycle craft that helps kids explore the Christmas Story.
3 Dinosaurs shows us how to make a Fun and Easy Tissue Paper Wreath.
The Gingerbread House has shared how to make some adorable Pom Pom Santa Hat decorations.
The Creative Pair show us how to use recycled materials to make a Snowman Christmas Tree Decoration.