Make pom-pom chick craft with this simple pom chick craft tutorial.
Learn how to make pompom baby chicks with this simple DIY pom-pom chick craft tutorial. It even shares how to make pom chick crafts with chicken legs that are attached without glue!
When my daughter and I figured out how to make pom-pom love bug stickers with attached antennas, we realized that we could use the same DIY pom-pom technique to make a pom chick with attached chicken legs–no glue required.
Trim the yarn used to tie the pom together to make the pom into a simple chick craft, or, leave it long to use it as a hanger in order to turn these cute pom chick crafts into Easter ornaments that can be hung on the Easter tree, Christmas tree, or even a rearview mirror!
Pom Chick Craft Supplies
- Yellow yarn – acrylic, cotton, wool blend, or 100% merino wool
- Fork, slingshot, or robot loom tool
- Orange pipe cleaners
- Black and white or colored googly eyes
- Craft glue or glue gun with glue sticks (optional)
- Sharp scissors or small sewing scissors
Related: Baby Chick Craft Ideas
The small baby chicks pictured above and below are made with a fork and yellow cotton yarn, while the larger pom-pom chick crafts are made with a slingshot loom tool and chunky wool yarn.
The small side of the robot loom tool would also make a smaller DIY pom, while the larger side would make a bigger one.
How to Make Pom Pom Chicks
Time needed: 20 minutes.
Use the step by step instructions listed to learn how to make pom-pom baby chicks with attached legs. Each pom chick craft takes approximately 10 to 20 minutes to make.
The baby chick craft instructions share how to make pom chicks with, or, without an ornament hanger. Scroll down to have a look at the video tutorial to see each step of this simple DIY pom-pom tutorial in action.
- Cut a strand of yarn
Snip off a strand of yellow yarn about a foot or two in length. Place it between the 2nd and 3rd tine of a fork, or into the groove of a loom tool. This strand of yarn is used to tie the pompom together in step 5.
- Wrap fork or loom tool with yarn
Lay the tip of the yarn across the tines of a fork, or, place it on one side of a loom tool and hold it down with your thumb. Wrap the yarn around the fork, or loom tool, over, and over, and over again until you have a nice thick pad of yellow yarn. Set it down on a table or work surface and snip off the excess yarn.
- Cut a pipe cleaner to make the chicken legs
Cut a 3-5 inch section of an orange pipe cleaner. Next, cut 2 more sections that are about 1 to 2 inches long. Fold the longest of the three sections into a “V” shape. Set the other two cut sections of the pipe cleaner aside to make the feet in step 9.
- Tuck pipe cleaner legs into the pad of yarn
Place the tip of the “V” shaped pipe cleaner into the yarn so that it sits in between the strands of wrapped yarn. Pipe cleaners are sharp enough to break yarn when it is tied too close to it. Make sure that the pipe cleaner legs are securely wedged under the yarn strands in order to keep the homemade pom from breaking and falling apart once it is tied together. Have a look at the video tutorial to see how we hide the pipe cleaner.
- Tie yarn to create the pom-pom
Grab the section of yarn placed between the tines of the fork, or in the groove of the loom tool, and wrap it around the pad of yarn. Tie the yarn tightly together, while making sure that the pipe cleaner chicken legs are on either side of it. Tie the yarn once more to make a square knot. Trim the yarn used to tie the pom together to make the pom into a simple chick craft, or, leave it long to make this craft into a pom-pom chick ornament. Baby chick ornaments look cute hanging on the Easter tree, Christmas tree, or even a rearview mirror!
- Slide the pad of yarn off, turn it over, and tie it again
Carefully slide the tied pad of yarn off of the tines of the fork, or loom tool, and turn it over. Tie another square knot to secure the yarn loops in place.
- Cut yarn loops
Use a pair of sewing scissors, or sharp craft scissors, to cut the loops of yarn to make it into a pom-pom. It’s tough to cut loops of yarn with a dull pair of scissors! Leave the yarn used to tie the pom long if you would like to use it as an Easter ornament hanger. (Optional)
- Trim the yarn
Give the pom-pom a haircut. Trim the yarn used to tie the pom together to make a simple pom-pom chick craft, or, leave it long to use as a hanger for a pom-pom chick ornament. Trim it with scissors, so that the yarn is all approximately the same length. Gently wiggle the pom of yarn around as your work to make it into a nice fluffy ball with a pair of baby chick legs sticking out of the bottom of it.
- Make baby chick feet
Fold the pipe cleaners at the bottom of each leg to make feet as shown in the video. Grab the pipe cleaner sections set aside in step 3. Wrap one section from the front to the back around the bottom of each leg to make the left and right chicken feet.
- Glue felt beak onto the pom pom
Cut an orange triangle of felt and glue it onto the pom-pom to make the baby chick’s beak.
- Put googly eyes on the baby chicks face
The black and colored googly eyes listed in the supply section have a large selection of eyes with adhesive to choose from. Go ahead and use additional craft glue, or a glue gun with glue sticks to attach them if preferred.
Pom-Pom Baby Chick Craft Step by Step Video Tutorial
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Baby Chick DIY Ornaments
Trim the yarn used to tie the pom together to make the pom into a simple chick craft, or, leave it long to use it as a hanger in order to turn these cute pom chick crafts into DIY pom-pom ornaments.
Cute Baby Chick DIY Pom Pom Crafts
This simple tutorial gives instructions to make pom-pom baby chick crafts with attached legs. You may also like to try your hand at these cute pom-pom love bugs with attached antennas.
Pom-pom Easter chicks can be used as Easter Toys, cute ornaments, or a fun candy alternative that can be put into Easter eggs for Easter baskets and Easter egg hunts.
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