Let children have fun making pompoms
Cut two card circles 7.5cm in diameter with a 2.5cm-diameter hole in the centre. Place together and wind wool around both discs until the hole is almost full.
Cut through the wool around the outer edge, tie a 30cm length of wool between the discs and pull away the discs. Repeat using 6.5cm diameter discs with 2.5cm-diameter holes.
Join the pompoms together with the ties. Cut four felt rectangles, shaping one end for feet and wings, and fold a diamond shape in half for the beak. Glue in place and stick on eyes. Hang up with a length of wool.
Feature: Kirsty Robertson. Photos: Richard Burns. Illustrations: Terry Evans