Pom pom ornaments are an easy craft for kids to do at almost any age!
It’s also a great way for kids to practice their fine motor skills, colors, and even counting.
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You can pick out any color pom poms you want.
When I went shopping, I knew Luna would want purple and Rosie would want pink. So, instead of the traditional holiday colors of green, red, white, blue, and silver, I went for a different combination of colors!
Although there were mostly pinks and purples, I had to throw in a few whites, greens, blues, and reds.
I loved seeing the pop of color in each ornament!
Ok, let’s get started on making some pom pom ornaments…
WHAT YOU NEED
First, you need pom poms. I got most of mine here and at Michaels but you can get them here, here, and here too!
I also got the girls some sequins for added glitz and glam.
Next, you’ll need clear plastic ornaments. There are clear glass ones too but since my kids are 2 and 4, plastic it is.
You can get a 32 pack here.
You may not make all 32 pom pom ornaments so I recommend saving some of the clear ornaments for next year!
Lastly, you’ll want some cute ribbon or chunky yarn like this. I love the yarn because it adds an additional touch to the overall ornament.
You can even combine different types of yarn and ribbon… like a glittery gold ribbon with a pastel pink yarn.
HOW TO START
I recommend getting a muffin tin and dividing up the pom poms and sequins.
The way I did it was sequins in a few, regular-sized pom poms in a few, mini pom poms in a few, and so on and so forth.
Once the muffin tray is ready to go, get the ornaments ready.
I gave the girls one at a time so they could enjoy coming up with different items to put in each of the pom pom ornaments.
We talked about the colors, the shapes, the textures and I let them put them into the ornaments themselves.
Just as I guessed, Rosie went straight for the tiny pink pom poms and Luna went for the purple glittery ones.
They did a great job combining different colors and textures together.
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After each ornament, we talked about which family member or friend would get that particular ornament.
Rosie knows white is my absolute favorite color so anytime there was one with white in it she wanted me to have it.
So sweet, right?
HOW TO PUT POM POM ORNAMENTS TOGETHER
When the pom pom ornaments are about a third or halfway filled, add the top of the ornament back on and tie it with ribbon or yarn.
Like I said, be festive with it! Some of mine had ribbon while others had yarn.
Rosie and Luna picked out some pink and purple ribbons (are you surprised?) so I added some silver ribbon and pink yarn.
Once the ribbon is tied on, it’s time to put it on the tree!
I let the girls each pick one of their favorites to put up. The sequins shine so pretty against the Christmas tree lights.
Rosie put hers up as high as she could and Luna put hers down below. The perfect mix!
These pom pom ornaments were such a fun and easy DIY project for the girls.
I definitely recommend having your kids try it out as well.
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