As part of the Kid Craft Challenge held by Kim over at The Resourceful Mama, I had to come up with a pom pom craft this month. I decided to do a spring tree with my daughter and am thrilled with how it turned out.
- Twigs collected from outside
- A pretty string, ribbon or thread to tie the sticks
- Pom poms in various Spring colours
- Glue Gun
- Decorative butterfly’s
- Grab a pretty ribbon to tie around the base of the sticks (a few inches from the base) tightly and around and around to try and anchor them together.
- Use the glue gun to attach the pom poms to the tree.
- Once again, use the glue gun to attach the butterfly decorations, I liked to put them on the pom poms as it almost looked like flowers and they were landing on it.
- I put them in a vase and filled the vase with the remaining pom poms to help stabilize it in the vase.
My three-year-old, Bee, loved helping with this. She had seen me use a glue gun before and desperately wanted to use it so I used this as a great opportunity to teach her about glue gun safety and hot/burning. I put the glue on the tree branch and she attached the pom pom on top, being careful not to touch, or I put it directly on the pom pom and squeezed it onto the branch. Bee even helped me squeeze the trigger and put the glue on the pom pom or butterfly, it was a lot of fun and she had a great time picking out the coloured pom poms for me to put on or which one she wanted to put on next.
Are you looking for other ways to celebrate Ostara or Spring?
Here are my past crafts as part of the Kids Craft Challenge:
Don’t forget to visit the other blogs below to see what pom pom crafts they came up with.
May Kid Craft Challenge: Pom-Pom Craft
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Craft by The Resourceful Mama
Pom-Pom Flowers by Craft Create Calm
Spring Pom-Pom Tree by Raising Fairies and Knights
Elmer the Elephant by Adventures of Adam
Pompom Cupcake Pencil Topper by Teach me Mommy
Pom Pom Monsters by Kidz Activities
Pom Pom Pets by A Mommy’s Adventures