This is a fun craft to do with kids.
Cut 2 of this sort of disk shape from stiff cardboard.
Start wrapping with yarn.
If you're finding it awkward just fold the edges of your form out of the way.
Lots of rounds will make a denser pom in the end. Different results come from smaller or larger forms, centre holes, thicknesses of yarn and how much you wrap.
Wedge scissors blades between the two disks and cut all the way around the form being careful not to let the yarn fall off.
Put a long piece of yarn between the disks and tie it very tightly in a knot catching all the strands.
The pom will be very fluffy and silly looking so trim well with scissors. Just keep turning and trimming to even out the shape, shake the pom and fluff it up now and then. You can trim off the long strand or keep it to hang the pom pom from later.
This is messy, if you can do it outside all the better. Catch the trimmings in a bowl for easier clean up.
Ready to try some fun shapes? How about an eyeball?
Some black for the pupil (you could even do a small spot of white in here for a highlight).
Cover that with the colour of your choice.
Cover all with lots of white.
AHHH, the hairy eyeball!
Trim lots and voila! I gave it to my teenager, he totally approved. High praise indeed