My girls and I had the honor of hosting this super fun and crafty Tryazon party with the Boye PomPom and Tassel maker.
When the box came in it was such a lovely surprise for them because they had something to stall them from homework (coming home to an empty doorstep for them is just so boring).
They immediately ripped open the box and started taking all the fun brightly colored yarn and stickers out. They pulled the Boye Pompom and Tassel maker out of the box and yelled excitedly, “Mom can we please open it!”. Of course, I reminded them about snack and homework. I am such a party pooper. I promised to let them try it the night before the party.
The night of the party came in no time and when we got to try it we learned 2 things. One, you need a good pair of sharp scissors to cut yarn. Two, you have to really tie the ball snug to keep it together. And one more I forgot, three, don’t go all Edward scissor hands on your pompom or things will get messy.
I was very last minute in trying to get everything planned but I am so grateful and thankful to have an amazing neighbor, Olga. She not only has two daughters, my daughters love to play with, but she also had chairs to lend to the pompom party plus I forgot plastic cups and she came to the rescue with some. My pretty great Girl Scout Troop #281 also were my guest and I was so happy they could come share this fun learning experience with us. We decided since we had a Girl Scout Trunk or Treat that night we would use this opportunity to make swaps to hand out.
We learned pretty quickly I should have precut the yarn so each girl had her own pieces to work with. I explained to them how to make the necklace and showed them how to make a PomPom. When they attempted to string the wooden beads onto the leather is where the necklace idea went south. The holes in the beads were too small for the leather cord. Some girls beads worked by using a safety pin to push it through others just made the PomPoms or a tassel for the string to complete the necklaces. The smaller girls started to lose patience and interest while waiting for their turn to use the smaller size pompom makers. The older girls really loved making the Pompoms and were able to successfully follow the instructions and make one. The younger ones not so much they lost interest and ran upstairs to play. We improvised and tried to make some cardboard ones for them but they were already playing. The moms and I as well as 2 very interested girls kept working to make orange pumpkin pompoms, white tassel ghost, and black spider pompoms for swaps. Later that evening after the Trunk or Treat before bed and the next day I couldn’t get my girls to stop making pompoms. They covered their backpacks, ceiling and started a pompom war with their little brother!
Here are all the pieces you get with the Boye PomPom and Tassel maker. It is a great product to have and especially for craft lovers!