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Pom Pom Cupcake Craft For Canada Day

Updated on June 4, 2014
Pom Pom Cupcake Craft | Canada Day Craft
Pom Pom Cupcake Craft | Canada Day Craft

One of the ways my family celebrates Canada's birthday is by eating way too much food, especially the cupcakes, and making fun crafts with the kids.  I thought it would be fun to combine our two favorite things, cupcakes and crafts, into an easy and patriotic pom pom cupcake craft, perfect for Canada Day celebrations!

Pom poms are super easy to make on your fingers, but you can also use a cardboard wheel or pom pom maker, which may be easier for kids to manage or if you happen to be making a lot.  

These make really cute table decorations for a Canada Day BBQ or Canadian themed party or event.  And they are super cheap to make!  You only need some red and white yarn, Canada themed cupcake liners and Canada flag food picks.  If you can't find Canadian cupcake liners, you could use a red and white polka dot or striped liner instead.  

Follow along as I show you how simple and easy it is to make this pom pom cupcake craft yourself.

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Materials:

  • Red yarn
  • White yarn
  • Canadian themed cupcake liners
  • Canada flag food picks

Tools:

  • Scissors
  • Glue gun

Instructions:

1. Using the span of four fingers, start wrapping the red yarn around your fingers, overlapping the end piece, so it stays tucked underneath. Wrap the red yarn around your fingers 50 to 75 times, depending on how poofy you want your pom poms.

2. Snip the red yarn and lay the end of the white yarn on top and start wrapping around your fingers. Again, wrap the yarn so the ends get tucked underneath. Wrap around your fingers for 50 to 75 times.

3. Repeat the same steps as above and wrap the red yarn around your fingers for another 50 to 75 times. Snip the yarn.

4. Slide the wrapped yarn off our fingers, pinching the middle together, being careful to not let go.

5. Take a 6 inch piece of yarn and tie it tightly around the middle, double knotting it. You should have loops of yarn on each side.

6. Holding the pom pom in the center of the knot, cut open the loops on both sides.

7. Flatten the pom pom, with the knot in the middle, and start trimming the ends of the yarn. Keep trimming until you reach your desired size and puffiness, redistributing the pieces of yarn as you go to keep it even. Do this step over a garbage bag or baking pan, especially if you are doing this with kids, because the little bits of yarn will get everywhere.

8. The more you keep trimming, the tighter the pom pom will be. My daughter likes to leave her pom poms a little scraggly and I like mine a little tighter. They both look great!

9. Place a dollop of hot glue in the bottom of a cupcake liner and place one pom pom on top.

10. Poke a Canadian flag food pick into the center of the pom pom. I didn't use glue for this step because they sit very snug inside the pom pom, but feel free to add some glue to the pick first if needed.

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    • Corrinna-Johnson profile imageAUTHOR

      Corrinna Johnson 

      4 years ago from BC, Canada

      Thank you @Jemjoseph Hee hee! They do look good enough to eat, only these ones don't have any calories!

    • Jemjoseph profile image

      Jemjoseph 

      4 years ago

      These Pom Pom Cupcakes are both gorgeous and easy to make, I must admit when I first saw them not only did they look deliciously inviting, but I had to read this hub to see what kind of icing technique could make the cupcakes look so much like pompoms, only to realize that they were really pompoms imitating cupcakes, great job.

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      Sundaycoffee 

      4 years ago

      What a lovely idea! :)

    • Rhonda Lytle profile image

      Rhonda Lytle 

      4 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      This is so adorable! I like how very young kids could do this too and still get an awesome looking result. .

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      Ibidii 

      4 years ago

      Cute! I have been making pompoms that way forever, my Grandma taught me hoe.

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 

      4 years ago from Mondovi, WI

      These are so cute and creative!

    • Elsie Hagley profile image

      Elsie Hagley 

      4 years ago from New Zealand

      Nice idea. That was a quick way of making a Pom-Pom, I remember making them many years ago and they involved a lot more work than that. Thanks for the memories.

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