Pom Pom Tutorial – Elmo & Cookie Monster

Elmo & Cookie Monster

Elmo & Cookie Monster

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I will still do some pom-pom projects this week. Hopefully you can have some gift ideas for the upcoming Christmas :)
Pom Pom is the easiest craft I found to be able to make various cartoon features. All you need is to trim and assemble it with fabric glue. This time I am demonstrating how to make pom poms for Sesame Street characters. I picked Elmo and Cookie Monster, the more popular characters from Sesame Street. I wanted to make Big Bird, but I couldn’t get the yellow yarn of its kind, sooo…. here you are, the tutorial for making Elmo and Cookie Monster Pom Pom :)

Tips: If this is the first time you landed in this blog and wanted to make pom pom, you might find these 2 post useful, Basic Pom Pom Making and Pom Pom Trimming.
Elmo_PomPom1Material you will need:
1. A Red pom pom of 70mm diameter [Elmo face]. Attached a key-chain holder if you prefer.
2. An Orange pom pom of 25mm diameter [nose].
3. A pair of 20mm diameter wiggle eyes.
4. A 20mm x 60mm black felt cut into the shape as shown [mouth].
5. Fabric glue

Elmo_PomPom2Apply some fabric glue on the center line of the black felt. Wait for 5-10 minutes before folding it so that the glue gets tacky. Secure it in this position until the center line sticks. I don’t have a spare hand, so I used my scissor to do the job for me.

Elmo_PomPom3Apply some fabric glue at the positions you want to place the nose. Do the same to the back of the eyes and the nose.

Elmo_PomPom4 Stick the eyes and nose after 5-10 minutes.
Check if the mouth’s center line on the black felt is joined (it should by now, if not wait for another few minutes).
Elmo looks miserable without the mouth :p

Elmo_PomPom5Apply fabric glue at the position where you want to put the mouth. Do the same to the back of the black felt mouth. Wait for another 5-10 minutes before inserting the black felt into the pom pom.
Ewww…. Elmo is salivating from his mouth lol…

Elmo_PomPom6Finally, Elmo has its mouth and he is happy now!!!
Leave it overnight to let the glue dry completely.

You can make Cookie Monster the same way too, use Blue pom pom instead and omit the orange nose :)
Happy “Pom Poming”!!!

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  1. You are on to something.

    Peaches just looked over my shoulder and saw Elmo. “i want that” she pointed.

    That’s one Christmas present sorted then.

    Thank you!

  2. Those are SO CUTE! Thanks so much for the fun idea, I’ll be linking.

  3. Okay, this is just too much! Thanks, thsnks, thanks!!! I have all I need in my shop to make 25 of these for the little ones for Santa Shop! You said you would get me some great Pom Pom crafts, and so you did! This is great!!! I heart Joanne at Craft Passion!

  4. so very cute! thanks!

  5. Love everything you featured here…and great tutorials…

  6. God these are just sooooo cute!

  7. I found ya thru Rasa Malaysia and I really love your site! I’m into crafts too but not much time nor talent heheh … keep up the good work!

    • Thanks for visiting my blog, yeah I heard of you before. You are popular among food blogger :)
      Well as for craft, I think that sometimes practice make perfect, the more you make and expose this world, the better you will get. Just like cooking, right?

  8. Beautiful shots!! Simply awesome! Maybe u can stick them on a pair of bedroom slippers. Must be real cute! Hehehe!

  9. Just stumbled upon your site and I’m loving all of the crafts. My 19 month old LOVEs elmo and cookie monster so these are perfect. Have you ever made christmas ornaments using the pom poms? I do a tree in my little ones room and was looking for some homeade ornament ideas since I’m finding that it’s tough to locate any super cute girly minature ornaments. Any advice or tips is appreciated. Thanks again for this great project and tutorial. :)

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  12. I feel like I have to do them! :D I featured it on my special post about pompons (here: http://unvagalume.blogspot.com/2010/09/pompons-ii.html).

  13. I love these Sesame Street pom poms. My son is a big fan of Elmo, so I made these using your tutorial as a favor for his birthday party. All the Kids loved it. Thanks for this idea.

    You can check out how the pom poms turned out at

  14. I love this blog! I am also interested in making pompoms. I am just wondering how you were able to attach the key chain holder? Please enlighten me. Thank you so much!

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  16. Wow I used these for girl scout swaps and they turned out so cute! I had to make 60 of them and it was so easy and quick!

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