Shannon de Winnaar
Christmas Reindeer Pom Poms
Christmas is such a fabulous time of the year for everyone. In schools it is a great opportunity for us to link our learning to a very engaging topic. At Astor International School the Pre Primary and Primary class embarked on a journey a few weeks ago to make a reindeer pom pom.
The activity is not a quick one, it requires patience, concentration, and fine motor skills.
What you need:
2x circles with a middle smaller circle cut out. (Opening up a cereal box and using the cardboard to trace around a pot and then a glue stick for the middle circle will work)
Wool (around 1 role per pom pom)
2x googly eyes
1x red pom pom
Reindeer Antlers Process:
Step 1: Cut 4 antler shapes out of brown felt.
Step 2: Use a hot glue gun to glue a toothpick to 2 antlers.
Step 3: Use a hot glue gun and glue an antler on top of the toothpick.
Pom Pom Process:
Step 1: Give the children 2 circles with smaller circles cut out the middle that had been put together and some wool wrapped from the outside and through the middle.
Step 2: The children then continue to wrap the wool around the outside and through the middle until they can not fit their finger through the middle.
Step 3: Use a very sharp pair of scissors to cut through the wool around the outside of the circle.
Step 4: Split the 2 cardboard circles so you tie a string around the centre (double knot) and leave a tail of string to make a loop on the outside of the pom pom.
Step 5: Rip the cardboard and pull it out and fluff the pom pom up.
Step 6: Use a hot glue gun to glue google eyes, mini pom pom nose and toothpick antlers to the pom pom.
Check out these cool pictures of Astor students and their Reindeer Pom Poms!