Today, I am going to share with you how to craft these fun Easter pom poms! Made with your preferred color of yarn, you’ll love making these colorful eggs. The kids will love joining in on this Easter craft!
This one was first published on March 6, 2013, however, I am republishing with more information.
There are so many things you can do with pompoms. From wreaths and installations suspended from ceilings, there are so many options! Recently, I got this book in the mail called Adventures in Pompom Land: 25 Cute Projects Made from handmade Pompoms.
In this book, I discovered that pompoms can be shaped into almost any shape! It’s so fun to discover things the different crafts that can be created from yarn, especially pompoms and these wrapped Easter eggs.
Why You’re Going to Love This Craft
You’re going to love this craft because it’s so much fun, easy, and mess-free! Not only will you enjoy this recipe, but the kids will have so much fun trimming the yarn.
The best part about these pompom Easter eggs is the fact that you can use these for an egg hunt! If the weather doesn’t permit, then you can hide these yarn Easter eggs indoors and have a blast hunting for them.
Supplies Needed for Pompom Eggs
- Yarn: You can use any color you love! These pompom eggs can be more than one color, too.
- Cardboard: A 3″ x 5″ piece of cardboard is needed for this craft. You can simply cut a small rectangle from any box you having lying around.
- Hemp twine: Needed to wrap the yarn around the cardboard to create the egg.
- Scissors: You’ll need scissors to cut the yarn!
How to Make Yarn Easter Eggs
Step 1: First, begin by wrapping your yarn around the cardboard piece.
You will need A LOT of yarn for this craft. The yarn Easter eggs will need be dense so keep wrapping the yarn around the cardboard until you’ve got a good amount of thickness.
Step 2: Next, crease the cardboard down the center and make a “tunnel” like shown below.
Step 3: After that, slip a piece of the hemp twine into the tunnel and tie off the yarn in the center. It will look like a bow.
Now, the bundle will be able to slip off of the cardboard piece.
Step 4: Next, wrap the hemp around the back of the bundle and tie it off. Each knot should be tied just as tight as you can get it.
Step 5: Bring the hemp around the front once more and tie again. This is just for some extra security. Next, cut off any excess hemp cording with scissors.
Step 6: Now, we are ready to snip the yarn loops. Pull them with scissors and cut them a small bunch at a time.
After you cut the loops, you will have a very wild-looking yarn pompom. Don’t worry, we’ll take care of it!
The Final Steps
This is where we will shape the pompoms. The fun part!
Step 7: Finally, trim the yarn with your scissors. Gradually, take away the frazzled ends and shape the pom pom into a small egg.
As you can see, you really have to cut a lot of the yarn off and shape the pompoms to get them to look like this. This kids will love this part: give them a pair of scissors and let them give the pompoms haircuts.
Tips for Colorful Yarn Easter Eggs
- Want a stripe in the center of the pompom egg? Then wrap your yarn like the picture above and follow the instructions above!
- Fill these yarn Easter eggs up in a basket for additional spring and Easter joy.
- Make sure your scissors are sharp enough or the yarn will become frayed.
Can you guess where these Easter eggs are displayed? Yep, they are on my barn wood mantle!
More Yarn Crafts You’ll Love
What a great way to bring some pom pom love and decor into your home for spring and Easter! Be sure to make some of these yarn Easter eggs with the kiddos this spring.
Want even more Easter craft ideas? Try the links below as well.
- 1 3" X 5" cardboard
- First, wrap yarn around the cardboard piece.
- Next, crease the cardboard down the center and make a "tunnel" like shown below
- After that, slip a piece of the hemp twine into the tunnel and tie off the yarn in the center. It will look like a bow.
- Slip the bundle of yarn off the cardboard.
- Then, wrap the hemp around the back of the bundle and tie it off. Each knot should be tied just as tight as you can get it.
- Bring the hemp around the front once more and tie again. This is just for some extra security. Next, cut off any excess hemp cording with scissors.
- Pull the loops with scissors and cut them a small bunch at a time.
- Trip the yarn with scissors.
- This is what it should look like.
These are ADORABLE, Angie!! What a great idea!
Ah, they are so adorable I can hardly stand it!
What a great way to use those bits of yarn that aren’t enough to do a major project
So cute!! What a great idea to use up that left over yarn!