Let It Snow


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Materials:

  • Pom-poms or cotton balls
  • Fishing wire
  • Needle

Instructions:

  1. Your Scout Elf will begin this task by threading a needle with fishing wire.
  2. Next, they’ll pierce cotton balls or pom-poms with the needle, threading them onto the fishing wire, keeping each pom-pom several inches apart (elves can create their own pom-poms by following the directions below). To keep them in place, your elf will tie a knot under each pom-pom to prevent sliding.
  3. The finished string will be hung in front of a window, so it looks like snow is falling outside! Your elf will create as many strings as necessary to fill the window and trim fishing wire so it isn’t too long for the window chosen. Let it snow!
  4. To create their own pom-poms, your elf can use a secret technique from the North Pole. Your Scout Elf will start by wrapping yarn around a fork—just like you would spaghetti!
  5. To create smaller pom-poms, your elf will wrap the yarn around the fork about 20 times. For bigger pom-poms, yarn will be wrapped around the fork about 50 times. The wraps will always be tight and your elf will be sure to keep the yarn in the middle of the fork!
  6. Once the yarn is wrapped around the fork the desired number of times, your elf will hold the wrapped yarn in place and will use scissors to cut the yarn wrap from the rest of the ball of yarn.
  7. Your elf will take a shorter piece of yarn, about 2 inches long, and tie it vertically around the yarn wrap while it’s still on the fork.
  8. After pulling the wrap off of the fork, your elf will pull the small string tighter and tie it in a knot. The wrap will become flat and round; the ends will be a series of tiny loops. By tying another knot on top of the one already created, your elf will make sure the yarn bundle is secured in place!
  9. Using scissors, the elf will cut the little loops apart—the pom-pom is beginning to form!
  10. To keep the pom-pom symmetrical, the elf will snip off any errant pieces of yarn.