Here's a great activity to use up scraps of yarn and make a few fantastic little gifts. It's a quick and easy project and so simple that it makes a wonderful weekend or summer holiday activity for children.
All you need is some scrap yarn (bonus points for using wool) and a small amount of polymer clay.
Start by making a small pom-pom with a diameter of about 2-3 cm (1-1¼"). If you have a super-swish pom-pom maker, then you're sorted, but if you're not lucky enough to own one then please save yourself a bit of time and frustration by making your pompoms using a fork.
These are so quick and easy to make that you might wish to make a whole flock to turn into a hanging mobile and they are a wonderful way to make something cute and fun out of leftover yarn.