Before I planned this craft I thought “these cards are going to be so cute”. Let me be modest – I was right! In our last Christmas card post we used corks to stamp our baubles and the kids really enjoyed them. It was the same story this time too.
We used green pipe cleaners, red and yellow card and every coloured pom pom we could find.
With this craft I found deciding how to stick the pipe cleaners to the card a bit tricky. I would have liked to use my hot glue gun but unfortunately it has seen better days and Santa needs to gift me with a new one.
In the end I didn’t decide and used two different methods, one for each card. Method one was using double sided sticky tape (I used normal and twirled it into shape). Method two was to puncture little holes in the card and loop the ends of the pipe cleaner through.
I found a baking skewer perfect for the job of puncturing the holes.
I cut the pipe cleaners to size so they would tier into a tree shape. Here they are ready to go – I placed the ‘stars’ at the top when I was trying to get the tiering right. That sort of helped
Next – invite small girls to craft and watch their faces when they see the POM POMS.
Once the girls saw the cards laid out with the tray of pom poms they could NOT wait to get started. The colours are just so inviting.
Zoe got started on the card with the pipe cleaners stuck down with sticky tape. She was pretty happy
We used strong glue and a small paint brush for the pom poms. Watching the girls choose which pom pom would go where was very interesting.
Zoe glued as she went along. She made decisions quickly and was happy with every single one of them.
Lots of love for this craft.
Cute! I kept some black pom poms aside and suggested they would be good as the trunk of the tree.
Ebony’s approach to this craft was completely different. Planning, planning, planning. Extra points for wearing your dressing gown.
Ebony tried various combinations of pom poms before the paint brush and glue were even glanced at. Once she was satisfied and started gluing, she was just so careful with everything. She said later that she wished we didn’t have to send the cards to other people “why can’t we keep them Mum?”.
Just in awe of the view.
Can you imagine receiving these babies in the mail? Two lucky family members will be very soon I am thinking bubble wrap as we need to post them.
Thanks for dropping by and joining us. I will be posting another Christmas card craft very soon – please say hello in the comments and let me know how much you love pom poms.