Fun, nostalgia, great weather and shady trees. “This reminds me of my childhood” says a parent whilst holding a cardboard ring to allow her young daughter to thread naturally-coloured wool yarn through it, round and round.
Making a pom pom is simple. Not too easy, but simple. A three year old needs more help than a six year old and an eleven year old can make one independently. We all make the same item, giving a sense of community.
Crafting their own toy creates a feeling of satisfaction for children, and nurtures that all-important sense of self worth.