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If you're like me have small children at home who haven't yet learned how to knit but they really love being involved in projects with you, well then my friends, the perfect solution is making pom poms together. Make sure that you're there to supervise because it does involve using scissors. But it’s super easy and fun. I'm Vicky Howell from DIY’s Knitty Gritty and I'm going to show you how it’s done. Alright, what you need to do is start out by cutting 2 donut-shaped cardboard pieces in the size of pom pom that you want to achieve. You place them together. And then we’re going to grab your desired yarn and start wrapping it around. You're going to do this until the cardboard piece is completely covered. And you can make it as thicker as far as you want. I like super thick pom poms myself. So once you're finished, it’s going to look something like this. And now it’s time to make the magic happen. To make the fringy bits, you want to separate your cardboard. Take your scissors and start cutting around. And you can already see just with one cut how the fringe has really started separating. Go all the way around, cutty, cutty, cutty. Again making sure that your child is doing this that you are close by. Okay, then you’ve got the body of your pom pom. You can really see how that’s coming together. But you don’t want to take these pieces off yet because there's nothing holding the individual strands together. So you completely lose it if you don’t follow this step which is grab another piece of yarn. I'm using a contrasting color just so you can see what I'm doing. And you want to go in between the 2 pieces like that and then a couple of knots just making sure its super secure. That’s one, two. Okay now, you can slip the cardboard off. Ruff it up a little bit and you got your pom pom. You can weave it all crazy and mismatch like this or you can actually trim it down to the size that you want. Totally your call. You can use a solid color. Go variegated. Go wild. Totally up to you. This is a great way to embellish anything from a sweater to a hood to a pair of mittens to a hat, whatever you want to do. Have fun with it.
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