A pom-pom chick is one animal that can be made from yarn. Making a chick requires four pop-pom templates, a needle, scissors, yellow yarn, yellow and black thread, orange felt, a penny, craft glue and a broken egg shell. The project takes roughly one hour, and involves using the templates to make the appropriate pom-poms, then sewing these together with yarn before adding the details to complete the chick.
- Wrap the templates
Put the two pom-pom templates together. Wrap the yarn tightly around the two templates until they are sufficiently covered. Repeat the procedure with the other two templates.
- Join the templates
Snap the two templates together so their feet interlock. Use the scissors to cut the yarn along the arch of the templates.
- Create the shape
Slip the yellow thread between the arches to connect the two pom-pom halves. Pull the thread tight. Remove the templates, and squeeze the yarn to shape the pom-pom.
- Make the head
Use less yarn to make a smaller pom-pom for the head.
- Connect the pom-poms
Thread the needle with the yellow thread, finishing with a tailor's knot. Join the two pom-poms by working the needle through the center of each. Pull the thread tight, and finish with a double knot.
- Add the eyes
Thread the needle with the black thread, finishing with a big knot. Work the needle through the smaller pom-pom, and tie with a double knot, hiding the second knot inside the pom-pom. Repeat the procedure for the second eye.
- Glue the beak
Cut two small triangles out of the orange felt. Use the craft glue to glue the triangles below the eyes.
- Complete the chick
Glue the penny in the bottom of the egg shell. Add a dab of glue to the top of the penny, and place the bottom of the chick inside the egg shell.