Monday, March 25, 2013
My daughter loves rainbows. And she likes to pretend to be a cheerleader. Especially now that I made her a set of pom-poms. Rainbow pom-poms, of course.
They are made out of felt. I found a multicolored pack of felt at the grocery store (in the clearance section!) a few months ago. The felt pieces were about the size of typing paper (does anyone else call it typing paper; no one really types anymore, do they?). I got the whole pack for less than 4 dollars; you can find similar packs of felt at craft stores.
For each pom, I used one piece of felt in each color. I folded the felt in half, and then cut half-inch stripes, ending about one to two inches before the fold. No rulers, just eye-balling, and trying to keep my cuts straight. All while helping her watch My Little Pony, starring Rainbow Dash, of course.
I stacked up the different colors, rolled them up, and tied them with twine. I made handles from felt as well. I cut a piece of felt in half lengthwise, and used one half for each handle. For each handle, I folded the piece in thirds lengthwise, and then tucked it under the twine. I matched the ends, and then sewed them together. A quick project, but so cute, and tons of fun.