* Cardboard (can be from the recycled bin, old soda 12-pack or cereal boxes work great)
* 21 yards worsted weight yarn
Step 1: Download Template
Download pompom.jpg and print it out full size (a scale has been placed on each jpg to help with printing at the correct proportions).
Step 2: Cut Out Pom Pom Maker
You will need two circles for the pom pom maker. Trace the circle template onto a piece of cardboard twice and cut them out.
Step 3: Cut Yarn
Cut the wool yarn into ten 6 ft. lengths and one 3 ft. length.
Step 4: Wrap Yarn
Place the two rings together and take a length of the yarn. Holding one end of the yarn on the outside of the ring feed the other end through the center, round the back and though the front again. Keep wrapping the length of yarn until the entire piece is wrapped around the cardboard doughnut.
Step 5: Repeat Step 4
Repeat step 4 with the remaining pieces of yarn until the cardboard doughnut is covered.
Note: As you use the additional pieces of yarn you do not need to tie them together, simply make sure the ends of the yarn start and finish on the outside edge (trim the ends of the yarn if necessary).
Step 6: Cut Edges of Yarn
When you are finished wrapping the yarn, carefully cut around the edges of the doughnut layer at a time. Your scissors should be cutting between the two pieces of cardboard eventually.
Note: Make sure to hold the doughnut of yarn firmly with one hand in the center so the yarn does not slide off.
Step 7: Tie Pom Pom
Take the last length of 3 ft. yarn and slip it between the two pieces of card board, around all the strands of yarn and tie it together. Make sure the pom pom is firmly tied together.
Step 8: Remove Cardboard
Take your scissors and carefully cut a slit in the two cardboard rings avoiding any yarn. Remove the cardboard rings.
Step 9: Trim
Trim the pom pom as necessary.