My kids and I have gone a little pom pom crazy and this owl pom-pom is our favorite! Following the pictures below, it’s easy and fun to put together and helps your kids work on those great hand/eye coordination skills. You could even thread a piece of string through the middle and use as an ornament or gift!
DIY Owl Pom Pom
- Yarn (White, Black, Yellow, Brown, & Tan)
- Pom Pom Maker
- Baker’s Twin (optional)
Step 1. Follow the pictures below to start making your Owl Pom Pom. You’ll be making the eyes in the first four steps so make sure to repeat steps 1-3 on both sides (as seen in step 4.) It takes a little bit of backwards thinking to see how the yarn pieces end up looking like an owl but after you make this one or two times, you’ll totally get it and can eventually make your own patterns.
Step 3. Continue trimming the pom pom until you’re happy with the way it looks. I left the brown yarn on top a bit longer to resemble the eyebrow hair some owls have. I think it adds some personality to this little guy!
Step 4. (optional) If you’re planning on turn this Owl Pom Pom into an ornament or gift wrap embellishment, just thread a piece of bakers twine onto a large embroidery needle and insert through the middle (make sure to go through the center thread). Remove the needle, pull to the top, and tie off with a knot. Cutest ornament ever!
I hope you enjoy making this Owl Pom Pom with your kids. It takes a bit of practice to get everything symmetrical and straight but with a bit of practice and a lot of laughs, you’ll be making tons of little owl buddies before you know it!
Vanessa Brady is the mother of two small boys and a lifelong craft junkie. Vanessa’s craft tutorials can be found at numerous blogs, publications, and her mother’s brag book. Visit Tried & True for more original projects and free printables!