Pom Pom Pumpkins – Kid’s Halloween Craft Idea

Make these Pom Pom Pumpkins with the kids this Halloween season! Super fun and SO easy too!

Make these Pom Pom Pumpkins with the kids this Halloween season! Super fun and SO easy too!  | MomOnTimeout.com

I love making pom pom crafts because they are so easy to make and the boys can really participate in the fun.  Last year I shared my somewhat unorthodox method for making pom poms as well as some fun crafts for them.  This year we made Pom Pom Pumpkins and they are as cute as can be!  Such a fantastic addition to our Halloween decor! There are endless variations so you can create your Pom Pom Pumpkin to fit your unique style.

Here’s what you’ll need:
yarn
stem {popsicle sticks, twigs, acorns, cinnamon sticks, etc.}
googly eyes
leaves
felt
pipe cleaner



Directions:

I love pom pom crafts because the boys are really able to do it on their own for the most part and it’s a lot of fun!

 I have really thorough instructions on my original post if you need clarification of any of the steps.

Start by wrapping the yarn around your fingers.  The more fingers you use the larger your pom pom will be.  Lay the bundle of yarn on top of a piece of yarn.  Pull the yarn up and over the bundle and tie VERY tightly.  Turn the bundle over and tie again {and again if necessary} ensuring that the yarn is secured tightly.  Cut the loops of yarn all over the bundle.  If you want a fuller pom pom, comb the yarn making sure to hold the center tightly so you don’t pull out any strands.  Finally just trim the pom pom so it’s nicely shaped.

Here’s an example of a combed pom pom and an un-combed pom pom:

Here you can see the variety of sizes you can make:

You can use a variety of material for the stems – Reece went with a popsicle stick.  We just wrapped the pipe cleaner around his finger to get the curl and then secured it to the popsicle stick.

Insert the stick into the pom pom and secure with hot glue if desired.

I really love the shabby chic pumpkin on the left and Reece of course wanted his to look like a jack-o-lantern…

{notice the pumpkin on the right has two different colors of yarn}

Make these Pom Pom Pumpkins with the kids this Halloween season! Super fun and SO easy too!  | MomOnTimeout.com

Bryce opted for googly eyes and I think his turned out super cute.  We added a leaf to the top on some of the pumpkins.

Here is a shot from above:

And some more fun shots :)

Make these Pom Pom Pumpkins with the kids this Halloween season! Super fun and SO easy too!  | MomOnTimeout.com

Make these Pom Pom Pumpkins with the kids this Halloween season! Super fun and SO easy too!  | MomOnTimeout.com

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  1. These are too cute! I hope you’ll stop over to B-InspiredMama.com on Monday to enter it in my Perfectly Pumpkin Contest. :)

  2. AHH! These are so freakin’ CUTE!
    <3 Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life

  3. oh my goodness. I love! What a fun little craft to do with the kiddos. So cute!

  4. These are seriously cute! I’m going to definitely make these for decorating this Halloween! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Awww, those are so cute and they remind me so much of my childhood. We often made our own pom poms and spent afternoons creating crafts.

  6. Awww, these guys are so cute! Love them, great project!!

  7. Lol…SO cute! I’d love for you to share here:
    http://www.oneartsymama.com/2012/10/shine-on-fridays-49.html

  8. I love the ones with the googly eyes!! :)

  9. Very cute! Now I cant to make some but I only have green yarn, guess I’ll be going to the store :)

  10. Wow!!! I could do that with my son! He’ll celebrate his first Halloween because he has many American friends ( we live in Paris, France ). Thanks for sharing. I pinned it.

    I stopped by via the Creative Me Linky
    http://ellecrafts.blogspot.com

  11. These are adorable! Just saw them over at homestoriesatoz :)

  12. This is such a cute idea! Pinned for later, thanks! :)

  13. These are SO cute! Just saw them over at Lil’ Luna’s.

  14. How fun! Thanks for linking up on Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you’ll be back again this week with more great stuff.
    -Macknezie
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com

  15. These are adorable! And I love that they’re toddler-proof…unless my son tries to eat them!

  16. so cute…would love if you would come over and share at Share it one more time linky party…
    http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2012/10/features.html
    new follower…

  17. These are so sticken cute! I’m so happy to have found you on The Crafty Blog Stalker! I’d love for you to check out my blog :)

  18. how very cute love them

    come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  19. This is so cute and I remember making things with pom-poms when I was little. I would love it if you could share this with my readers at my weekend link up – Halloween Goodies.

  20. Totally cute. I am featuring these tomorrow at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

  21. What fun little guys!

  22. Oh my gosh, I love the googly eyes! Too cute. Thanks for linking this up to The Fun In Functional!

  23. I pinned them! I love these! Maybe my daughter would love these.

  24. These are adorable. You do such fun stuff.

  25. Cute! What a fun craft! I’d love for you to share this and any other crafts at my linky party, Submarine Sunday. I hope you’ll stop by!

    T’onna
    http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2012/10/submarine-sunday-3-features.html

  26. Love it! Very cute! Liz

  27. These are sooo cute! I’m digging out the wool and making these tomorrow!

    With Only 3 days left till Halloween I would love to invite you to post this over at my Halloween link party on The Purple Pumpkin Blog! Hope to see you there :)
    Michelle xoxo

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