HOMEMADE POM POMS FOR KIDS
Our vacation bible school theme was "Game Day Central" and was all sports related. I taught the 3-5 year olds,
and the last night was Parent Night where the classes were supposed to perform something for their parents. We only
had 3 nights to learn something, and with this age group it had to be something simple! I made these pom poms, and my
class used them to do a cheer for their parents that was in my teachers book. The cheer went like this: "Run,
run, run the race! Keep, keep, keep the pace! Run the race, keep the pace, keep your eyes on Jesus!" And
of course they shouted out "yea!!!" at the end and shook their pom poms for all they were worth! They were
a big hit with the parents, AND with the church.
Two sheets of 8.5 x 11 construction paper
3 sheets of tissue wrapping paper
tape and a stapler
Lay one sheet of construction paper down on flat surface (I used the floor so I could REALLY spread out!).
Lay one sheet of tissue paper on top of construction paper, about halfway down from top of construction paper. Fold
in sides of tissue paper if necessary, so that tissue paper is the same width as construction paper. Staple or tape
down entire edge of tissue paper. Repeat with two more sheets of tissue paper. Place second piece of construction
paper on top of tissue paper, even with bottom piece of construction paper and staple all the way across. You're basically
making a tissue paper sandwich with the construction paper, with tissue paper coming out of the top of the "sandwich".
Cut tissue paper into strips all the way down to the level of the construction paper - the thinner the strips the better (I
actually made mine too wide, but the kids didn't care!). Then roll the construction paper tightly from one side to the
other to make the handle for the pom pom. Wrap clear tape around handle to keep it tightly rolled up and in place.