Inspired by the beautiful Golden Wattle tree is this craft activity making pompoms with a simple cookie cutter. This unique way of making pompoms is great for small hands and creates lovely pompoms that look much like the blooms found on a Golden Wattle.
One of my loves about Australia is our gorgeous flora and fauna. Have you heard of the Golden Wattle tree? The golden wattle tree is native to Australia and absolutely gorgeous. Little puffs of yellow blooms typically cover tree and appear late Winter to early Spring.
Possum (aged 4 years) and Boo (aged 1) love finding it on our regular walks and touching the puffs between our fingers. It’s wonderful and a great sensory experience for kids.
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Australia Day is approaching and so I thought I’d have a go at making some yellow pompoms, similar to the blooms found on the Golden Wattle tree. It’s a great Australia craft activity, especially for older children.
Recommended ages: 6 years+
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Golden Wattle Pompom craft activity for Australia Day, you will need –
- Yellow wool
- Cookie cutter
I use star shaped cookie cutter when making my pompoms as it’s the easiest for me. Begin by wrapping your wool around one section of your cookie cutter. The more you wrap around the thicker your pompom will be.
Cut away the ball of wool from the cookie cutter, be careful to not have it unravel. Next cut a small section of wool, about 20cm long. Use that separate length of wool by wrapping and tying it around the bulk of wool that you wound around the cookie cutter earlier. Be sure not to tie the cookie cutter to the wool. The 20cm length of wool should only be wrapped around wool.
Cut away both sides of the wool resting against the cookie cutter.
You have now, quickly and easily, made your very own pompom! Repeat the above steps to make more than one yellow pompom. You may need to trim the wooden strands as some may be slightly different lengths.
Once you have finished you can hang the yellow pompoms in trees, like we did to represent Golden Wattle, string them all together to make a garland or just placed in various places around the home for something bright and colourful to look at. I think they are just gorgeous.