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Perfect Poms: 7 easy pom pom crafts for kids

Kate Williams

17 May 2018

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Pom poms are easy to find in most kids craft sections and they’re a great material for kids to craft with, either using the pom poms in the crafts itself or using them as a way to paint. Today I’m sharing two fun pom pom animal crafts for kids and I’ll also be sharing some of my favourite pom pom crafts that I’ve found, giving you loads of inspiration to get through that big bag of pom poms!

A turtle themed pom pom craft for kids

Pom Pom Turtle

You will need:

  1. Start by making the body of your turtle, to do this draw around your paper bowl on your coloured card using a pencil and then add a head, legs and a tail.

    A paper bowl on green card ready to make a turtle shape

  2. Once you are happy with your drawing cut your design out and then turn the card over so that your pencil design is on the underneath.

    A cut out shape of a turtle with green card

  3. Next you need to cover your turtle’s shell in pom pom ‘plates’. You could use PVA glue to do this but as you are working with an uneven surface I found that the best thing was glue dots - this way you don’t need to worry about your pom poms slipping off the bowl while you wait for your glue to dry. I used mainly green pom poms but also added white, yellow and blue for a bit of variation.

    Sticking pom poms onto a bowl to create a turtle craft for kids

  4. Finally using some glue (or more glue dots) stick your turtle’s shell onto the main body and draw on eyes and a smile.

    A finished turtle pom pom craft for kids

Pom Pom Painted Snails

For this craft we’ll be painting with our pom poms rather than sticking with them.

Pom pom painted snails craft for kids

You will need:

  • Plain paper
  • Coloured card
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paint
  • Pen or pencil
  • Pegs
  • Pom poms 
  1. Start by drawing a picture of a snail’s body, for my first snail I drew this out first in pencil onto coloured card and then just flipped the card over once I’d cut it out. For the rest I felt a bit more confident with my snail cutting skills (is that a good thing??) so I just cut them out freehand. This would be a good one for older kids to practice their scissor skills but for younger kids you may want to do the cutting out for them.

    A sketch outline of a snail body and head

  2. Stick your snail bodies onto plain paper and put some paint in bowls or plates so that it’s easy to dab your pom poms into them.

    Snail bodies on white paper, ready to be decorated

  3. Make a pom pom paintbrush by clipping a clothes peg onto a pom pom and then dab this into the paint and make your snail shells by dabbing your pom poms onto your paper to make a spiral shape. 

    Snail pom pom paint craft idea for kids

More pom pom crafts for kids

This pom pom popper from Laughing Kids learn would be a great DIY toy for kids to make themselves and you’re likely to have the materials already. Can your kids catch the pom pom once they’ve popped it? 

These pom pom caterpillars from Easy Peasy and Fun are simple to make and would make a great craft for Spring or Summer

Can you make a lion out of pom poms? Ok, not exactly but this lion craft for kids from Crafts on Sea uses pom poms and is super cute!

This pom pom flower craft from The Best Ideas for Kids is super pretty and I love how they’ve used photographs with it too.

My daughter would adore this rainbow pom pom jewellery from Kids Craft Room and actually I think I’d quite like it too?! It’s super cheerful.




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Kate Williams

17 May 2018

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Kate Williams is a mum of two young kids and a blogger at Crafts on Sea where she shares fun but achievable ideas for families. Kate is one of our much loved Trusted Explorers, which means all content has been written exclusively for dayoutwiththekids.co.uk in exchange for a contribution to their family piggy bank. All posts are first hand, honest and based on real experiences.

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