Project #126: pom-pom insects
My three year old loves insects, so for her third birthday I want to make an insect inspired party… because I don’t want to scare the other kids I made some pom- pom insects …
what you’ll need:
* paper glue
* template of an insect recto and verso, you can download one here
* round punch
Step 1 – make the pom-pom:
For me this is the fastest way to make pom-poms.
Wrap around the wool around the two outer prongs of a fork until it gets really thick.
If you think it’s thick enough, cut the end of the wool and use a new small piece of thread to bunch the wool together. In the middle of the pom pom make a tight knot. Take your wool off the fork and cut all the loops. Depending of the circumference of your punch you can bring it into shape by trimming it.
Step 2 – insect
Print out the template of the insect, it’s nice to use a template of an insect with a “wooly, round” bottom, like a bumblebee….Keep in mind that you scale the insect, so that your pom-pom fits the insect’s bottom.
Put the two sides on each other.
Make a hole in the bottom of the insect using your punch or scissors.
Put the pom-pom in between and glue the open side of your insect.
Bzzzzz……Let your imagination work…..you can make a cake-topper, garland……