And you're not going to settle for cheapo foo-foo paper or ribbon pom poms, either, no sirree!
Not when there's an old VHS cassette tape collecting dust in the closet... just waiting to rediscovered and hacked into the most voluptuous pair of personalized, indestructible, free pom poms the world has ever seen. ;-D
Let's get 'er done!
Step 1: Dismantle the VHS tape and create the Poms:
- 1 VHS Tape for 2 Pom Poms (Suggestion: Terminal Island with Tom Selleck or any 120 minute VHS tape)
- 1 6" strip of ductape, torn in half lengthwise.
- A Hammer
Forget the tiny screwdriver... grab a hammer and give the cassette 2 strong, exhilarating whacks on each corner!!!
Pull the spools out and use scissors to cut the empty spool free. Discard empty spool and broken tape casing.
Secure the loose end of the tape in the crook between your thumb and forefinger. Begin winding the tape around and around your elbow and back, like you would wind up an extension cord. (see pictures)
Stop winding when you guesstimate you're halfway through the tape. Don't worry if the tape get curly and kinks as your winding it. It will unwind by itself a little later.
When you've stopped winding. Cut the tape free from the spool. Keep grasp of the cassette loops in one hand. Use the other hand to secure those loops of cassette tape with a strip of duct tape.
Take the scissors and cut through all of the loops opposite the duct tape.
Now you have one pom pom as seen stretched out in the last picture. Repeat this procedure with the tape left on the reel for pom pom #2.