What It Is
The Pom-Pom Monster Salon is where pom-poms are made and monster makeovers happen. This activity book and kit lets kids create pom-poms and turn those pom-poms into funky monsters. The book comes with step-by-step instructions for making 14 different monsters using the Wrap and Snap Pom-Pom Maker, googly eyes, teeth and tongues, five spools of yarn in five colors, tiny bows, glue, a styling comb, and punch-out accessories. (You'll also need scissors and a storage bag for storing all the pieces. These items are not included.)
The Pom-Pom Maker is divided into 16 sections. Each section has a number. The combination of sections you select will create different facial features or hairlines on your monsters. Each of the 14 monsters has a hairstyle key to show kids exactly how much and where to wrap the different-colored yarns. Kids wrap the yarn around two half-circle ends of the Pom-Pom Maker and then attach both ends to form a circle. Insert the scissors into the groove between the attached pieces and cut around the entire Pom-Pom Maker. Using the short piece of yarn in the groove between the attached pieces, tie a knot at the top of the Pom-Pom Maker and then at the bottom. Pull the Pom-Pom Maker apart and you have a shaggy monster. (The shaggy monster is the basis for all the other monsters.) Add accessories to complete the pom-pom monster's look.
Why It’s Fun
The Pom-Pom Monster Salon is a fun and easy-to-use craft kit. There are many different monsters for kids to make, and with all the silly accessories, kids can decorate their monsters any way they want. This kit will engage kids in lots of creative play.
Who It’s For
The Pom-Pom Monster Salon is for ages 8 and up. Kids who already have a certain familiarity with working with yarn may find this easier than those who are just discovering it, but learning to do the craft is part of the fun.
What To Be Aware Of
It may take 20-30 minutes for kids to make their pom-pom monsters, depending on their skill level, but as noted above, creating the monsters is part of the fun and play.
Extra supplies for the Pom-Pom Monster Salon can be ordered on Klutz.com. You can also use yarn that you may already have at home or purchase some at a craft store.