Pur

chas
eacopyof

MART
HAS
T
E
WART

S
F
AVORI
T
ECRAF
T
SF
ORKI
DS
atoneoft
hes
er
et
ai
l
er
s
:

Cyan Magenta Yellow Black

Copyright © 2013 by
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.
All rights reserved.
Published in the United States by
Potter Craft, an imprint of the
Crown Publishing Group, a division
of Random House, Inc., New York.
www.crownpublishing.com
www.pottercraft.com

TJ145-4-2013 IMUS 7/CRA5085 Martha stewart’s favorite crafts with kids W:7.375”xH:9.125” 150L 128gsm Gold East M/A Magenta

4

Potter Craft
and colophon
are registered
trademarks of
Random House, Inc.
Book and cover design by
Gillian MacLeod
Library of Congress
Cataloging-­in-­Publication Data
number: TT160.M36 2013
ISBN 978-0-­307-95474-9
eISBN 978-0307-95475-6
Printed in the
United States of America

Stew_9780307954749_5p_fm_r1.indd 4

Cover photographs by
Annie Schlechter
A list of photography credits
appears on page 342.
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
First Edition

5/10/13 7:41 PM

Cyan Magenta Yellow Black

P o m -­P o m A n i m a l s
These characters are easier to make than they look, thanks to a useful
little tool called a pom-­pom maker, available at crafts stores or online.
Once you get the hang of winding and snipping and fluffing, you can put
together a cuddly friend in no time.

TJ145-4-2013 IMUS 7/CRA5085 Martha stewart’s favorite crafts with kids W:7.375”xH:9.125” 150L 128gsm Gold East M/A Magenta

44

ow ls Whooo goes there? Why it’s
a mama owl, made from a small
pom-­pom stitched atop a larger one,
and her single-­puffball baby.

Stew_9780307954749_5p_01_r1.indd 44

5/10/13 6:16 PM

Cyan Magenta Yellow Black

bunnies

C r e at e a f e w C h a r a c t e r s

Stew_9780307954749_5p_01_r1.indd 45

45
5/10/13 6:16 PM

TJ145-4-2013 IMUS 7/CRA5085 Martha stewart’s favorite crafts with kids W:7.375”xH:9.125” 150L 128gsm Gold East M/A Magenta

Shy rabbits hop along
a field of tall shredded-­paper grass,
looking for veggies to bring to their
picnic. If you don’t have a pom-­pom
maker small enough for a baby bunny,
you can always make a larger
pom-­pom and trim it down to size.

45

Cyan Magenta Yellow Black

po m - po m a n i m a l s Ho w - T o
Supplies:
• Pom-­p om maker

kit in size small

• Yarn in various

TJ145-4-2013 IMUS 7/CRA5085 Martha stewart’s favorite crafts with kids W:7.375”xH:9.125” 150L 128gsm Gold East M/A Magenta

46

1

2

3

4

5

6

colors, sizes, and
thicknesses
• Small scissors
• Embroidery floss
• Needle
• Pom-­Pom Animals
templates (see
page 329)
• Pencil
• Felt in various
colors
• Waxed thread in
white and brown
• Tacky (clear) glue

Basic Steps:

the two arms on top of a pom-­pom
maker and start winding yarn at one end;
g o back and forth over the arms with the
yarn until it is wrapped as densely as desired.
C lose arms and open the arms on the
bottom; repeat wrapping.

1. O pen

2.

Holding the pom-­pom maker closed, use
scissors to sni p the yarn along the center of
the rounded edges. Then cut a length
of matching embroidery floss and tie the
pom-­pom in the center; pull tight and
knot twice.

Stew_9780307954749_5p_01_r1.indd 46

the pom-­pom maker’s arms, then
carefully p ull the two sides of the maker
apart and off the pom-­pom.

3. Op e n

any long or straggly yarn ends; if
desired, t ri m the pom-­pom further for
a denser, smaller ball.

4. Tri m

the floss you tied off with intact
if you plan to attac h the pom-­pom to
another one.

5. L e av e

5/10/13 6:16 PM

Cyan Magenta Yellow Black

tips
Follow the instructions on the pom-­pom
maker’s package, but also keep these
suggestions in mind:

ears

• The more times you wind the arched
arms, the denser and fuller the results. (You
may want to wrap four or five times for
thicker yarns and at least six to eight times
for thinner yarns.)

3

eyes

• It’s normal for a pom-­pom to look imperfect
when it comes out of the maker—­trim it to
give it a tighter appearance and to make it
the proper size.

no s e

• Tie off the center with a length of the same
yarn, if it’s strong enough to be pulled
tightly. If not, choose a fine, strong yarn
(or even embroidery floss).

1

• Once it’s knotted, you’ll have a two-­strand
tail—­leave this long if you plan to attach the
pom-­pom to something like another pom-­
pom or a piece of fabric.

2

to make a bunny
did you know?
You can use any kind of yarn you like
when making pom-­poms; silk, mohair,
wool, acrylic, or a blend of these will
work well, and each yields a different
finished effect. In general, fuzzy,
soft, lofty yarn is best. And the smaller
you want the pom-­pom to be, the
thinner the yarn should be.

two light b­ rown pom-­poms, one for the
body and the other smaller, for the head.

1. MAKE

the head to the body using a needle
and the tail of the embroidery floss used to tie
it (or attach with tacky glue).

2. STI TC H

3.

Use the templates (page 329) to C U T out ears
from tan felt; C U T tiny eyes and a nose from
black felt. C U T whiskers from white waxed thread.
GLUE in place.

C r e at e a f e w C h a r a c t e r s

Stew_9780307954749_5p_01_r1.indd 47

47
5/10/13 6:16 PM

TJ145-4-2013 IMUS 7/CRA5085 Martha stewart’s favorite crafts with kids W:7.375”xH:9.125” 150L 128gsm Gold East M/A Magenta

whis kers

47

Cyan Magenta Yellow Black

P o m - P o m A n i m a l s Ho w - ­to

1

eyeb row s

eyes

1

b ea k
h ea d

TJ145-4-2013 IMUS 7/CRA5085 Martha stewart’s favorite crafts with kids W:7.375”xH:9.125” 150L 128gsm Gold East M/A Magenta

48

ant ennae

2

3
w i n gs

body

3

2

wings

to make an ow l
two pom-­poms, a dark b­ rown
one for the body and a smaller, striped
gray-and-brown one for the head (see
tip, opposite, for how to make stripes).

1. MAKE

the head to the body using a
needle and the tail of the embroidery
floss used to tie it (or attach with
tacky glue).

2. ST ITC H

templates (page 329) to CUT out
the owl’s wings and facial features from
felt. GLUE in place.

3. Use

48

to make a bumblebee
two pom-­poms, one striped with black and
yellow (see tip, opposite), the other slightly smaller
and solid black.

1. MAKE

the head to the body using a needle and
the tail of the embroidery floss used to tie it (or
AT TAC H with tacky glue).

2. st i tch

templates to C U T a pair of wings from white
felt. For antennae, C U T two lengths of waxed
thread, and knot at one end. glue in place.

3. U se

fav o r i t e c r a f t s f o r k i d s

Stew_9780307954749_5p_01_r1.indd 48

5/10/13 6:16 PM

Cyan Magenta Yellow Black

tip

bumblebee

The striped pom-­pom of
a handmade bumble is one piece crafted in
alternating bunches of black and yellow. Felt
wings and waxed-­thread antennae complete
his buzz-­worthy suit.

C r e at e a f e w C h a r a c t e r s

Stew_9780307954749_5p_01_r1.indd 49

49
5/10/13 6:16 PM

TJ145-4-2013 IMUS 7/CRA5085 Martha stewart’s favorite crafts with kids W:7.375”xH:9.125” 150L 128gsm Gold East M/A Magenta

To make stripes, wind one
color around a portion of the
pom-­pom maker’s arm
and cut yarn. Switch color and
repeat for as many stripes
as desired. Repeat process
in reverse color order on
other arm.

49

Pur
chas
eacopyof

MART
HAS
T
E
WART

S
F
AVORI
T
ECRAF
T
SF
ORKI
DS
atoneoft
hes
er
et
ai
l
er
s
:

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful