I bought a box of pompom makers a few years ago and never came around to use it. Today, I decided to try it out with my five year old. We each created a pompom using different sizes of the maker and the process was fairly easy. There are youtube videos online that you can watch since the instructions are usually in Japanese.
When we were done with our individual pompoms, we started stacking them on top of each other. It was looking a lot like a shape of a bird so we added the wiggly eyes and fabric wings to make it into a pompom bird. The legs naturally were the yarn used to tie the shape together to form the pompom ball. We just made a few knots at the end to appear more like the bird's feet.
It was a lot of fun and somewhat addicting trying to experiment different patterns you can make with interchanging yarn colors during the process.
Self-taught illustrator, entrepreneur and maker, making ways to turn interest into passion and career.