How To Make A Pom Pom Maker Out Of Cardboard

So you are looking at how to make a pom pom maker out of cardboard?

Making pom poms is super fun and easy to do and it can lead to so many other craft projects. You can do this by making animals, pom pom garlands and cards.

If you are looking for more crafts to do with children check out how to make your own monopoly board and how to make your own snakes and ladders.

Tools & Equipment

  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Circular object – sellotape works really well.

How To Make A Pom Pom Maker Out Of Cardboard

I love making pom poms, they are fun, cute and can transfer into other things. They are also really easy to make so it can be a great task for children to be involved.

Step One

Depending on what size pom pom will determine the size of the circle you want to create.

Use something like a mug, glass or something circular to draw around.

Step Two

Place the cardboard on a table and put the circular object on top.

Cutting a cardboard circle for how to make a pom pom maker out of cardboard.

Draw around the circular object with a pen or pencil.

Step Three

Cut out the circle with your scissors.

Cutting a small circle on a round piece of cardboard circle for how to make a pom pom maker out of cardboard.

Using a smaller circle anything from a coin.

A large circle piece of cardboard with a smaller circle  drawn on for how to make a pom pom maker out of cardboard.

Make sure your line from your outer ring to the inner ring is no less than 1 inch thick.

Step Four

Using a pen draw a line from the inner circle to the edge of the cardboard.

Cut that line and cut out the inner circle. This will make a donut shape.

A donut shape of cardboard for how to make a pom pom maker out of cardboard.

Cut 0.5 cm from the line to each side to create a small entrance way. This will be the way you wind in the wool. This is key as it makes winding the wool onto the base much easier, especially for children.

This trick is key for how to make a pom pom maker out of cardboard as it allows the wool to thread evenly and easily.

Step Five

Use that one to create a second of the same shape.

A donut shape piece of cardboard on top of another piece of cardboard to trace out how to make a pom pom maker out of cardboard.

Cut that out so that you have two.

two donut shape pieces of cardboard.

Step Six

Layer the pieces on top of each other so that they are in line.

Then start wrapping your thread around the 2 pieces of cardboard.

two donut shape pieces of cardboard stacked on top of one another.

Don’t forget that if you find this a little tricky or you want something a little more long-lasting and durable you can buy a set of pom pom makers in a variety of sizes.

That is how to make a pom pom maker out of cardboard. If you have any problems or questions leave them in the comments below. Happy Pom poming!