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Over the last week, I’ve spent my spare time making tissue paper pom-poms with the froglets for a couple of special friends’ birthday parties…there are pink, purple, white, green, blue and all the colours of the rainbow pom-poms. There are small pom-poms and large pom-poms. There are pom-poms everywhere: we are HUGE fans of pom-poms!

 Have a go with the kids yourself…they are inexpensive, easy to make and just too cute for words!

What you’ll need

  • Tissue paper
  • floral wire or pipe cleaner
  • Scissors

 

How to make it

Firstly, decide the size of the pom-pom you want to make as this determines the size of the strips of tissue paper as well as the quantity you are going to use.

Here is a rough guide :

  • 20″ wide: use 12 sheets
  • 15″ wide: use 10 sheets
  • 12″ wide: use 8 sheets
  • 10″ wide: use 7 sheets
  • 8″ wide: use 6 sheets
  1. Once you figure the width of your tissue paper, cut the right amount to size and stack them together.untitled
  2. Create accordion folds, the length of the tissue paper, making sure you crease each fold (they should be about 1 1/2″ wide).untitled (2)
  3. Once the tissue paper is folded, wrap the floral wire or pipe cleaner around the center of the paper to secure the pom-pom (loop if desired to give you something to attach your ribbon or string to when they’re ready to hang).untitled (4)
  4. Cut the ends into a curve to create soft edges to the pom-poms (or into a ‘V shape’ if you prefer pointy edges). untitled (6)
  5. Separate each layer, by gently pulling away from the centre of the pom-pom…go slow and be patient!! For best results, pull away from the top and bottom of one side before moving on to the next side. untitled (7)
  6. The end result is a fully fluffed tissue paper pom pom ready for you to have a ball!small pompom

 

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