Diy pom pom snowballs

We love snow! Sadly, because of where we live we get rain instead of snow all winter long. Every stinkin day. Sometimes the temperature dips low enough to get some snow but not very often. A couple of weeks ago I came across some really cool indoor snowballs at our local hardware store. They felt crunchy and realistic but I knew that I could probably make something similar that was cheaper.

  After perusing the internet I realized that I really didn't want to be sewing a bunch of snowballs. 3 kids adds up very quickly. With that in mind I decided to make giant pom pom's as they would be the right shape, size, and look as a snowball, not to mention they would be super soft so no one would be getting hurt. At least not from a snowball.

  I chose 2 different types of white yarn. One was regular yarn (back right in above pic) the other was a baby soft shaggy type yarn (front and center snowball) that I really liked. I much preferred the shaggy yarn as it was more realistic looking, however as I was making them I found out that they shed really bad wherever the yarn was cut. It was really messy whereas the regular yarn didn't make quite a mess. If you don't mind the mess I'd say go for the shaggy yarn, just pop it in the dryer on low for a few minutes to release as much loose fiber after making them. I made all the snowballs with the *Clover Pom Pom Maker. Since I crochet I bought one awhile ago so that I could make them really quickly and easily for beanies. If you don't want to buy a special tool there are many tutorials that you can follow to get the same results. Here is a tutorial from Repeat Crafter Me on how to make pom poms. It's part of one of her patterns so scroll down until you get to the actual tutorial. She also has another tutorial with a video on how to make them without them falling apart. How to Make a Yarn Pom Pom

  As it turned out the kids love them! They laughed and threw snowballs at each other for hours. It turned out wonderfully and kept them entertained! Perfect for days when the kids can't go outside because of the weather. If you want to check out the already done snowballs that I found you can find them here. Discovery Kids Indoor Snowball Fight*
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