We have hundreds of pom poms in this house! That might be a slight exaggeration…but I bet we’re not far off! Although pom poms are great for a whole bunch of playful and educational activities, such as improving fine motor skills with a super easy pom pom based game or learning about colours and sizes with this Super Speedy Sorting Game, we needed to do something that would…thin the numbers slightly. So I came up with this great quick bug themed craft that’s perfect for older kids to do by themselves, or for parents to do really quickly and easily with the kids. It’s great for a spring/summer craft to decorate the house with; it also doubles up as a sweet little bookmark that’s perfect for Mother’s Day!
To Make Pom Pom Bugs:
- Dab a little PVA glue onto a craft stick and glue the pom poms on.
- I got my huge pack of colourful craft sticks from Wilko.
- Once the glue had dried and the pom poms weren’t wobbly any more, we wrapped a pipe cleaner between the two pom poms to make wings.
- Add googly eyes to finish!
Pom Pom Bug Bookmark For Mother’s Day: You could make a really adorable bookmark with this bug craft that would make a lovely little gift for Mother’s Day. I used large pom poms when making this particular bug, which meant a lot of room was taken up by the pom poms and not a lot of crafting stick was left. However, you could mix and match and use smaller pom poms, or one big and one small which would leave a lot more of the craft stick free, enough for a bookmark. Add some glitter or sequins for an extra glamorous shimmer. Summer/Spring and Easter: These pom pom bugs would be the most excellent, really quick Easter or Spring craft to do with the little ones and would look lovely as decorations around the house.