How to Make a Pom-Pom Shaker on a Stick

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How to Make a Pom-Pom Shaker on a Stick
You can make handmade pom-poms for your cheerleading squad. (PhotoObjects.net/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

If you are organising a cheerleading squad, then you know how expensive cheerleading equipment and gear can be. For example, you could end up spending a great deal of money just on the pom-pom shakers the cheerleaders need for their cheers. However, you can make your own pom-pom shakers using inexpensive materials from most craft supply stores. This can also allow you to choose the specific colours that you need for your cheerleading squad.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Streamer ribbons
  • Elastic hair tie
  • 1-by-4-inch wood dowel
  • Scissors
  • Coloured duct tape

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Cut ribbon streamers to measure 24 inches long. Use as many or as few streamers as you want. Using fewer streamers will cause the resulting pom-pom shaker to feel thin, while shakers with a lot of streamers will make a thick pom-pom.

  2. 2

    Place all the streamers in a stack, and grasp the stack in the middle. If the alignment of the individual streamers are off by an inch or two, that is fine.

  3. 3

    Knot the middle of the streamers tightly onto an elastic hair tie.

  4. 4

    Wrap the hair tie tightly around a wooden dowel that's 4 inches long.

  5. 5

    Wrap the wooden dowel and the loop of the streamers using colourful duct tape. This will be the handle of the pom-pom shaker. You can use any colour duct tape you prefer, which will make the handle look more finished.

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