Friday, March 6, 2009

Pom Pom Pals!

We had some friends over last weekend to help celebrate Josh's birthday. I rolled out pizza dough and the kids made their own pizzas. After supper, the kids made Pom Pom Pals. If you are not familiar with Family Fun magazine, I highly recommend it. To be honest, I have no idea why I get it. I am sure I signed up for it somewhere, but that somewhere escapes me. Anyway, when it come each month I end up tearing half the pages out and saving them in my "craft idea" binder. Yes...I have a craft idea binder for a rainy day. Blame it on the teacher in me. Once a teacher, always a teacher!

I digress...anyway, in this months Family Fun was how to make Pom Pom Pals. I tore it out and took my page to Hobby Lobby to get all the goodies. Got home with all my goodies and realized I had left the instruction page at Hobby Lobby. Well, like any good teacher, I winged it and the Pom Pom Pals were a hit. Here is Andrew with his. He named it Aggie! Surprise, surprise.
The rest of the kids seemed to enjoy it. Emily is definitely a craft kind of girl...she got into decorating her own. The boys sure tried, but Susan and ended up helping them quite a bit. When all was said and done, I think they turned out splendidly. Now, let me impart some wisdom to future Pom Pom Pal makers...choose yarn that does not shed, otherwise you will have bits and pieces of your Pom Pom Pal all over the house!


Nana Davis said...

They are just too cute!! We love you guys!

Susan said...

Thanks for planning such a fun craft for the kids. They really enjoyed it!