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Pompom Critters

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Simply Soft | Soft Pink, 9719Edit Color
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Materials not included in this kit:

Pink Bird

1 black and 4 pink pipe cleaners.  2 googly eyes. 1 white and 2 pink pony beads.

Blue Bird

1 orange and 2 blue pipe cleaners. 2 googly eyes. Pencil.

Butterfly

2 silver pipe cleaners.  2 googly eyes. 2 blue pony beads.

All Critters

Cardboard.  Glue.

The materials for this project cost $4.29

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

MATERIALS

Pink Bird
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
A Soft Pink (9719) 1
1 black and 4 pink pipe cleaners. 2 googly eyes. 1 white and 2 pink pony beads. Cardboard. Glue.
Blue Bird
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
A Berry Blue (9609) 1
1 orange and 2 blue pipe cleaners. 2 googly eyes. Pencil. Cardboard. Glue.
Butterfly
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
A Blue Mint (9608) 1
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
B Strawberry (0015) 1
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
C Sunshine (9755) 1
2 silver pipe cleaners. 2 googly eyes. 2 blue pony beads. Cardboard. Glue.

INSTRUCTIONS

Basic Pompom

Cut pieces of cardboard to 2 (3-4)" [5 (7.5-10) cm] widths.
Wind yarn around cardboard appropriate number of times for desired size of pompom (see chart below).
Remove from cardboard and tie tightly in center. Cut through each side of loops.
Trim to a smooth round shape

 

Finished Pompom Size
1½" [4 cm]

2" [5 cm]

2½" [6 cm]

 

Width of Cardboard

2" [5 cm]

3" [7.5 cm]

4" [10 cm]

 

Number of Wraps

75

100

150

 

Pink Bird

Make one 1 1/2" [4 cm] pompom and one 2 1/2" [6 cm] pompom. Glue smaller pompom onto larger pompom to form head and body. 

From one pipe cleaner, cut one 3½" [9 cm] and two 1" [2.5 cm] pieces.
Glue 3 1/2" [9 cm] piece from bottom of large pompom to small pompom to form neck as shown in picture.
Fold one pipe cleaner in half and slide a pony bead on each half. Twist one 1" [2.5 cm] piece to each end to form feet. Glue to bottom of large pompom as shown in picture.
Coil one pipe cleaner into a circle and then press into oval shape to form wing. Glue to side of large pompom. Repeat for opposite side.
Cut one 1 1/2" [4 cm] piece of black pipe cleaner. Fold in half and place white pony bead on end. Glue to small pompom to form beak. Glue googly eyes to small pompom.

 

Blue Bird
Make one 1 1/2" [4 cm] pompom and one 2 1/2" [6 cm] pompom.
Cut one 3 1/2" [9 cm] piece of blue pipe cleaner. Use remaining piece and wrap around a pencil to form coil. Glue to large pompom and small pompom to form neck. Loop 3 1/2" [9 cm] piece of pipe cleaner and twist ends together. Glue to back of large pompom to form tail.
Cut one blue pipe cleaner in half. Loop each piece and twist ends together. Glue to sides of large pompom to form wings.
Cut 1 1/2" [4 cm] piece of orange pipe cleaner. Cut remaining piece in half. Bend 1 1/2" [4 cm] piece in half and glue to front of small pompom to form beak. Bend each remaining piece of orange pipe cleaner into a heart shape. Twist ends at bottom of heart and glue to large pompom to form feet. Glue googly eyes to small pompom.

 

Butterfly
With A make one 2 1/2" [6 cm] pompom.
With B, make one 2" [5 cm] pompom
With C, make one 1 1/2" [4 cm] pompom.
Glue pompoms together in the following order: A, B, C.
Loop one silver pipe cleaner and twist ends together. Repeat with another silver pipe cleaner. (These form upper loops of wings.)
Cut one 3" [7.5 cm] piece of silver pipe cleaner. Cut remaining piece in half. Bend 3" [7.5 cm] piece in half and glue one blue pony bead to each end. Glue to top of large pompom to form antennae.
Loop remaining pieces of pipe cleaner and twist ends together. (These form lower loops of wings).
Glue 4 pieces of wings to back of Butterfly as shown in picture.
Glue googly eyes to large pompom.