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These Pom Pom Friends are like the original ones from the 80’s, but I like to call these ones Pom Pom Critters. They’re a little different than the original, but they’re still cute, fuzzy, and fun to make. Kids of all ages will love these Pom Pom Critters and the best part is this pom pom craft is budget-friendly. This Pom Pom critters craft is perfect whether you’re at home or in the classroom.

Pom Pom Friends

Pom Pom Friends

These little guys are easy to make and are sure to bring a smile to your child’s face. Kids of all ages like preschoolers and kindergarteners will love these Pom Pom critters. They’re so easy to make and even more fun to play with!

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Supplies Needed To Make This Fuzzy Cute Pom Pom Critters

Pom Pom Critter supplies: ribbons, googly eyes, string, felt, printable, and pom poms kids activities blog
These are the supplies you need like: strings, felt, pom poms, googly eyes, printables, and ribbon.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Pom Pom Critters- Finished product with blue and red with googly eyes with string antennae and felt feet and paper printables- kids activities blog
How cute and positive are these Pom Pom critters?

Step 1

First, secure the googly eyes to the pom pom with the Glue Dots. Then cut out a small pair of feet from the felt.

Step 2

Next, cut a small strip of ribbon. Press down an inspirational quote sticker to the ribbon.

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Add your googly eyes, strings, positive message, and feet!

Step 3

Thread the needle with the embroidery floss. To make the antennae of the pom pom friend, string the thread from the bottom to the top of the pom pom, cut the string, then repeat.

Step 4

Last, use Glue Dots to attach the ribbon and pom pom to the felt feet.

Boy and Pom Pom critter sitting on his shoulder- blue pom pom friend with googly eyes and ribbon with positive message- kids activities blog
They can stick to your shoulder! What a positive and fun craft.

Step 5

Secure to your child’s shoulder with tape and enjoy!

Pom Pom Critters supply list and steps 1-3 and finished pom pom critters craft with red and blue pom poms- kids activities blog
The steps to make these pom pom critters is so easy!

Do You Remember The Original Pom Pom Friends?

Do you remember those little pom pom guys with adhesive feet from the 1980s? Restaurants and stores used them for advertising and schools gave them to children as reading rewards? I had a BIG collection of them on the bulletin board above my desk, and loved wearing them on my shoulder!

You don’t see them around anymore ¦and honestly, I’m not even sure what they are called.  This past weekend, my son and I made a few and decided to call them Pom Pom Friends. He loved them just as much as I did back in 1987!

Materials

  • medium pom poms
  • embroidery floss
  • googly eyes
  • stiff felt
  • white ribbon
  • Glue Dots
  • stickers with inspirational quotes
  • sewing needle
  • scissors

Instructions

  1. First, secure the googly eyes to the pom pom with the Glue Dots.
  2. Then cut out a small pair of feet from the felt.
  3. Next, cut a small strip of ribbon.
  4. Press down an inspirational quote sticker to the ribbon.
  5. Thread the needle with the embroidery floss.
  6. To make the antennae of the pom pom friend, string the thread from the bottom to the top of the pom pom, cut the string, then repeat.
  7. Last, use Glue Dots to attach the ribbon and pom pom to the felt feet.
  8. Secure to your child’s shoulder with tape and enjoy!

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How did your Pom Pom critter turn out?



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