How to make adorable Easter pom pom animals

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    Let your child choose his or her favourite spring animal – whether it is a pig, chicken, sheep or bunny – and get started! Drawing on the faces will require a steady hand (as the pom pom heads are so small), and the somewhat involved steps in creating the woolen pom poms make this craft more suitable for older children.

    You can utlize a handy pom pom maker, however, to make the process easier. Although miniature, the kids will likely be proud of their figurines after putting in the time and effort to create them. Plus, they can be used to display the kids’ Easter artwork.

    You will need

    • Wooden dolly pegs
    • Pink, yellow, white and grey acrylic paint
    • Paint brush
    • Pink, grey and orange felt
    • Scissors
    • Glue
    • Yellow feather
    • Mini white pom poms
    • Fine nib marker pens
    • Pink, yellow, white and grey wool
    • 65mm Pom pom maker

    Step 1

    Paint the wooden dolly pegs with yellow, pink, white and grey acrylic paint and leave to dry.

    Step 2

    Cut out a pair of grey and pink felt ‘ears’ and stick to the back of the painted grey ‘bunny’ peg. Do the same for the pink ‘pig’ peg, and add a pink felt ‘snout’. Stick some mini white pom poms to the white ‘lamb’ peg, and a small white feather and orange felt ‘beak’ to the yellow ‘chick’ peg.

    Step 3

    Draw faces on all four pegs with fine nib marker pens.

    Step 4

    Make the pom poms using pink, white, grey and yellow wool, and following the packet instructions on the pom pom maker.

    Step 5

    Pop the peg animals through the middle of the pom poms, adding a little glue to hold them in place.

    Craft: by Suzie Attaway