Tissue paper-8 sheets
Small piece of wire, or twist tie
Construction paper-for character face
String to hang it up
Take your tissue paper out of the package and lay it all flat. Stacked in a pile of 8 pieces. Begin folding it like a fan, with a width between 1 to 2 inches.
Continue folding until all the sheets are folding and stacked like this.
In the center wrap with your metal wire or twist tie. This is also a good time to add a loop of wire, so that you can attach your ribbon to hand it by later.
Cut both edges to round them, make sure all layers are included in the cutting.
Lay in flat and fan out the 2 sides.
Then begin pulling up and spreading the layers out. This takes a little time. Arrange and fluff to how you like.
Your fluffing will create a nice circle poof.
Once your pom pom is created you can make your character face to fit. I cut mine out of card stock paper. We did Elmo. If you are not putting a face on it, skip down past the elmo pom pom picture.
Once your face is cut out, hot glue it to the front of your pom pom. *Tip: Make sure your pom pom is in the right direction with the inside loop so the face will hang correctly. You don't want an upside down face*
Choose whatever ribbon you want to hang the pom poms from and attach it to your inside loop. I used tulle. Hang up for your party and enjoy.