My Turn for us: Snowball Fight Game and Directions for the Clover Pom Pom Maker
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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Snowball Fight Game and Directions for the Clover Pom Pom Maker

A couple years ago, I was spending the holidays with my daughter and her family in Southern California and I made several pom poms for my granddaughter.   She had a blast running through the house having a "snowball fight" with anyone and everyone.   As you probably already guessed, there is never any snow in her yard but she had the next best thing! (maybe the best thing because, no frozen hands and the snow never melts).   
The "snowballs" eventually were damaged beyond repair (I do believe their puppy did get involved). 
 Now she has a 2 year old little sister and I decided they both needed a pile of snowballs for a great snowball fight! 
(yeah its great to torment your children by giving their children awesome fun toys, HA!) 
Oh not to worry, I am not leaving the other daughter out, each of her children are also getting a box full of "Snowballs"!!  




Ok, here's what I did for these fun packages.   I brought a large skein of white yarn and used my Clover pom pom maker to make 10 snowballs for each child.

*Directions for using the Clover Pom Pom Maker below

 I made the snowballs a little thinner than a normal pom pom so they would look fluffier!

 Wrap the yarn 100 wraps around each side of the Clover pom pom maker but if you wish them fuller just add more wraps.  One large (7oz) skein of white yarn makes about 17 snowballs.




I found these sweet little boxes at Walmart for less than $2 apiece.  I loved the clear tummy of the snowman that show my snowballs.



Fill with 10 "Snowballs" in each box.














Mason Jar Luminaries




Candy Cane Candle Stick





*Directions for making pom poms using the extra large sized Clover Pom Pom maker:


 Open up the arms of the Clover Pom Pom maker. 



 Wind the yarn around one set of arms until the desired thickness is achieved, cut the yarn.  For the fullest pom pom, the yard can completely fill the half moon.






Snap the covered arm closed into the main body of the pom pom maker.



  Repeat with the other set of arms. 





 Using very sharp scissors, cut the yarn around the circumference of the maker.  



Cut  a 8-10 inch piece of yard and tie it around the circumference, pulling very very tight and knotting several times. 



 Open maker arms up and remove the completed pom pom.






Trim ends of the knotted yarn even with the pom pom.


Done!

7 comments:

  1. Evelyn, I just love, love, LOVE this! I am kind of addicted to pom poms and isn't the Clover Pom Pom maker the best? This is such an adorable idea!! Thank you so much for the inspiration - sharing and pinning! Hope you have a happy Sunday and wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a joyous holiday season! Hugs!

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  2. This is such a cute Holiday gift!! =)
    Pinning to save!

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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  3. Wow I NEED a pompom maker! I started to make a pompom snowball fight for my daughters, but I just have 2 lonely pompoms in a bag :(
    I didn't even know that these existed!

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  4. Oh, you are such a clever Grandma! I especially like the fact that long-distance Grandmas can send snowballs to their little grands and it's perfect for a range of ages!

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  5. These are so adorable - I shared them with my daughter in Arizona too. Stopping in from Grand Social today. Happy Holidays.

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  6. We just love these! You will be featured in our Feature Friday post! Susie @Bowdabra http://www.bowdabrablog.com

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  7. This is a great gift! We do this too, but I go the lazier version - store-bought pom poms! lol!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments:)))