I needed a quick & low-cost Mother's Day craft for 3rd grade. Here is what I came up with. It was fun & crazy at the same time. I forget how long it takes younger people to craft - but everyone finished their project.
fabric 2.5" x 20"
fabric 1" x12"
can without a sharp edge
glue & hot glue
There are many ways to make a fabric pom poms - I have seen many tutorials. This is what I came up with. I think if I was making it myself I would have sewed them. It's too hard to sew with 46 3rd graders! So glue it is! Take your 2.5" piece of fabric and snip it almost all the way through - making a sort of fringe.
Next, run a bead of glue along the bottom of the fringe. I glued this one to the wrong side. Glue it to the "right side" of fabric. Then start rolling up your fringe into a tight tube.
When you are done the pom pom should look like this. Next take your 1" piece of fabric and wrap it around the pen, gluing to secure.
Don't they look cute?