How to make pom poms with wool: 2 easy ways to make wool pom poms from scratch

How to make pom poms with wool: 2 easy ways to make wool pom poms from scratch

Pom poms are the perfect starting point for many children’s crafts, from cute chicks and fluffy white bunnies at Easter to podgy snowmen and Santas at Christmas.

Are you wondering how to make pom poms with wool and recycled packaging at home? Our handy guide shows you two methods for how to make a pompom using empty Cushelle toilet rolls and card from an empty Cushelle tissue box. These pom pom craft ideas will keep your children happy for a long time!

pom poms out of toilet roll tubes | pom poms with cardboard circles

When making pom poms, we recommend that a responsible adult does the cutting, and any little assistants can take care of the assembly.

1. Making wool pom poms out of toilet roll tubes 

This easy method for making wool pom poms with wool uses two Cushelle toilet roll tubes to make one large fluffy pom poms.

Takes 20 minutes

What you’ll need

  • 2 Cushelle toilet roll tubes
  • Wool
  • Sharp scissors
  1. making pom poms toilet roll 01First place two toilet roll tubes side by side. Start wrapping the wool around the middle, trapping the loose end inside. Continue wrapping many times, building up a good amount of wool.
  2. making pom poms toilet roll 02Next, take another length of wool and tie it around the bundle, in between the two toilet roll tubes. Tie a tentative knot.
  3. making pom poms toilet roll 03Gently push the wool bundle off the tubes. Now tie the length of wool tight around the middle, and knot to secure the wool bundle in place.
  4. making pom poms toilet roll 04Carefully cut around the outer looped edges of the wool bundle with sharp scissors.
  5. making pom poms toilet roll 05Use your fingers to shape the finished wool pom pom and trim any straggly ends with the scissors.

There are lots of creative things you can do with loo roll besides our pom pom craft ideas, so definitely take a look at our most creative toilet roll crafts around. You can make anything from flying fish to cityscapes!

2. Making wool pom poms with cardboard circles

Now this pom pom idea is a good one. When making pom poms with cardboard circles you can use the cardboard from a flattened empty Cushelle tissue box to make any size wool pom pom – the larger the rings the bigger the pom pom!

Takes 30 minutes

What you’ll need

  • Empty Cushelle tissue box
  • Small tumbler or similar circular object
  • Coin 
  • Wool 
  • Sharp scissors
  1. making pom poms tissue box 01Cut open and flatten the empty tissue box. Place the tumbler on the card, draw around it twice and cut out both circles.
  2. making pom poms tissue box 02Place the coin in the middle of the circles, and draw around it using a pencil.
  3. making pom poms tissue box 03Next, hold the two circles together and cut a small thin wedge from the outside to the middle, then cut out the inner circle.
  4. making pom poms tissue box 04Now start wrapping your wool around the rings lots of times – the thicker you wrap, the fuller and fluffier the wool pom pom will be.
  5. making pom poms tissue box 05Once you are happy with the amount of wool around the rings, push the scissors in-between the cardboard rings, and start snipping. Make sure that pieces of wool don’t fall out of the central hole.
  6. making pom poms tissue box 06Cut another length of wool and carefully wrap it around in between the cardboard rings.
  7. making pom poms tissue box 07Tie as tightly as possible, then remove the rings and ‘fluff’ and trim your pom pom. Voila! Your DIY pom pom is complete!

As you can see from these two tutorials, once you’ve learned how to make pom poms with wool you can create a whole host of fluffy balls. Then you can use your imagination to think of all kinds of fun things to make with pom poms. Attach several small pom poms in a row next to each other to make caterpillars, or stick one on top of the other to create various figures. You’ll be making pom poms with wool at every opportunity now you know how!

If you’re looking for more creative activities for the whole family to enjoy, then take a look at our full list of craft ideas on the Cushelle website. We’ve got a whole host of craft ideas from painting ideas to the most creative toilet roll crafts, using our Cushelle toilet tissue and facial tissue products.


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