Today’s craft was a super big hit with my kids. I post a lot of kids crafts and although the girls usually think enjoy them a little bit, by the end of the project they are usually happy to be done. That wasn’t the case with these pom pom trees.
I’m not sure if it is just because they loved the pom poms or they like gluing stuff.. but for whatever reason, they didn’t want to stop working on these trees. So much so, that we went back to the store for THREE MORE BAGS of pom poms!
The supplies for these fuzzy little trees are super straight forward. Pom poms (I got mine at the dollar store), posterboard, some tape and glue.
The first thing I needed to do was shape the cones. I used poster board and traced a large circle out using the top of my laundry hamper as a template. (you could eyeball it too, but my hand drawn circles/cones are never truly round)
Next divide the circle into quarters and tape the straight edges together (that will give you a cone shape.) The larger the circle, the larger the cone (and more pom poms are required)
Now the fun part.. just glue the pom pom all over the cone until it is covered. (You could make the ‘trees’ all one color or mix them all up like we did.) The girls used glue sticks for this part and I used hot glue. The pom poms suck a lot better with the hot glue, but the girls got by fine with glue sticks (you could also use white glue.)
The finished trees are pretty adorable.
It took 3 bags (of 80 pom poms) to make one large (14 inch) and one small (11 inch) tree. Total cost: $4.
I already decided I would use mine on my Easter mantle this spring! That post will be up later this week, but for now here is a little teaser shot: