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Remember making pom poms all those years ago? Funny how some crafts reinvent themselves many years later and they’re still as cute and tempting to make.

I saw these Pom Pom Easter Chicks on Pinterest and had to give it a go. My 6 year old enjoyed helping too and he was so focused it was actually quite peaceful for a few moments! If you don’t have the orange cardboard and yellow wool available then just have fun experimenting with all different coloured chicks!

Materials:

  • Cardboard
  • Wool
  • Plastic needle (if you don’t have one then just feed the wool through the hole using your fingers)
  • Coloured markers (we actually used washi tape for the feet and beak, but it can easily be coloured using textas or crayons)
  • Scissors
  • String

Method:

1. Draw the outline of the chicken twice as you need 2 chickens for the pom pom to form correctly.

2. Cut out the chickens and use a blade or scissors to carefully cut a small hole in the middle.

Pom Pom Chicken_1

3. Thread the wool through the plastic needle. You will need a few metres of wool, so it’s best not to cut it until you’ve finished.

Pom Pom Chicken_2

4. Loop the wool through the hole and around the outside of the chicken multiple times until it’s approximately 2-3 layers thick.

Pom Pom Chicken_3

5. Cut around the wool using the gap between the cardboard as a guide.

6. Once you’ve finished, place the piece of string around the chicken but in between each cardboard piece. Pull the string tight and tie a knot.

Pom Pom Chicken_6

7. Fluff out the wool and trim any long ends.

8. Colour in the feet, beak and give the chick some eyes.

You might want to make a few chicks to hang on a mobile or a garland for Easter. You could even try doing it with a bunny rabbit outline too!

  • Wow simple and great results

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  • How cute is this chick thanks for the step by step photos

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  • This is so cute! Our Easter is coming up this weekend as we are Orthodox so something extra to keep the kids occupied :)

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  • Cute

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  • These are not only cute, they are good texture objects and hand and eye coordination. Very hands on and very simple. Thank you

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  • Ohhh I’d forgotten how to make pom poms!

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  • I think I made something similar to this at school. We made small a small pompom for the head and used pipe cleaners for the feet. I can’t remember how we made the beak.

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  • A great way of children to learn how to make pom poms.

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  • So cute! A great idea for the kids!

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  • My kids love making pom poms but we haven’t made them on different shapes besides a circle yet.

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  • very sweet

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  • How cute is this chick perfect for Easter

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  • oh well done. this is what i’m doing tomo for my son.

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  • Oh so cute! Who doesn’t love a fluffy chick at Easter? I’m currently using all my wool for baby garments for a relative. When I’ve finished them, any wool I have left over could be used for these

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  • Very nice. And quite easy to make. I should give it a go. But I don’t have any wool at home.

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