Hello friends! Aly Dosdall here to share a fun kids craft idea with you today. I’ve got four teenagers at my house, so for kids craft week I went with a project for older kids, tweens and teens. My girls love pom poms and are really into bag and backpack charms right now, so we decided to make some charms with the DIY Party Pom Pom Maker. This is a great craft idea for summer camp, youth groups, or just to keep your teens busy over the summer months. It also makes a great handmade gift idea.
We started by making several pom poms with the small pom pom maker.
The included instructions are easy to follow. Here’s a simple video tutorial I shared on my blog recently.
Next, we made some yarn tassels (click HERE for a tutorial), threading a long piece of yarn through the loops at the end of the tassel. We tied the ends of the long piece of yarn over the tassel loops, and then attached the pom poms, along with some wood beads. Using a yarn needle helped, but you could also tie the yarn to a straightened paper clip to thread it through the beads.
Once finished, we tied the ends of the yarn around a key ring with a large clasp attached.
Then we simply attached the clasp on the charms to a bag and a key ring.
These charms are fun to make and the possibilities are endless with all the different fibers and yarns available.
For a different look, try making pom poms and tassels with baker’s twine, cotton twine, or floss. You could also try marled or variegated yarn. So fun!