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DIY Pom-Pom Elmo & Cookie Monster

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Discover how to make your own Pom-Pom Elmo and Cookie Monster with just some yarn, a pom-pom maker, some felt, and some googly eyes. It is a wonderful gift to make, and children will adore receiving them very much! I really hope that you are able to come up with some great gift ideas for the upcoming Christmas:)

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Pom-poms are the easiest craft I’ve found to use to make a variety of cartoon faces and other features. Simply cut it to size and put it together using fabric glue. That’s all there is to it. This time around, I’ll be showing how to make pom-poms in the style of the characters from Sesame Street.

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I chose Elmo and Cookie Monster because they are two of the most well-known characters on Sesame Street. I really wanted to make Big Bird, but I just couldn’t find the right kind of yellow yarn anywhere. You could easily make your own pom-pom Big Bird using the same technique, as it is not difficult to do so and uses the same materials.

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Yield: 70mm Elmo or Cookie Monster Pom-Pom
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Avid Beginner
Estimated Cost: $2 - $5

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.

Enjoy making them!


  • A Red pom pom of 70mm diameter [Elmo face], attach a key-chain holder if you prefer
  • An Orange pom pom of 25mm diameter [nose]
  • A pair of 20mm diameter wiggle eyes
  • A 20mm x 60mm black felt cut into the shape as shown [mouth]
  • Fabric glue


  1. Pom-Pom ElmoGather and prepare the materials needed as listed above.

  2. Pom-Pom ElmoApply 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.

  3. Pom-Pom ElmoApply some fabric glue at the positions you want to place the nose. Do the same to the back of the eyes and the nose.

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

  5. Pom-Pom ElmoApply 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…. Pom-Pom Elmo is salivating from his mouth lol…

  6. Pom-Pom ElmoFinally, Pom Pom Elmo has its mouth attached 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”!!!

Pom-Pom Elmo


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.

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Kendall Wilkinson

Wednesday 14th of August 2013

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!

Craft Passion

Friday 16th of August 2013

Wow wow, 60 of them! The swaps must be fun as they can have your Elmo and Cookie Monster pom pom!!!

Andrea Grejaldo

Tuesday 10th of July 2012

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!

Craft Passion

Tuesday 10th of July 2012

You can tie the ring of the keychain to the pom-pom. Put a few drops of glue to glue up the yarns around the ring will make the attachment permanent.

Tania Tangri

Thursday 23rd of December 2010

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

Craft Passion

Friday 24th of December 2010

Wow, they look awesomely cute!!!! Your son's daycare friends are lucky!!!!!


Friday 17th of September 2010

I feel like I have to do them! :D I featured it on my special post about pompons (here:


Thursday 12th of November 2009

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. :)

Craft Passion

Thursday 12th of November 2009

Hi Heather, glad that your 19 month old love them :) I will think of your suggestion and might come out with some if I can. Thanks for the idea, I will work on it :)

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