Armed with fluffy pom-poms, kids can tell parents what to do: Stand up! Cheer! Make some noise!

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Construct these crowd-pleasers by cutting strips from layers of tissue paper and then wrapping them around dowels. Design them in team colors or any festive combination. Add extra layers for super-large pom-poms, or tape skinny strips to both ends of a longer dowel for a spirited baton. Hurrah!

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How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Begin by placing four sheets of tissue paper on top of each other.

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Step 2

Fold them in half, and cut 1-inch-wide strips through all layers, stopping just short of fold so that strips will hold together (left top).

Step 3

Next, starting at one corner, roll folded edge tightly around one end of a short 1/4-inch-diameter dowel.

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Step 4

Use vinyl tape to secure the bottom of the pom-pom to the dowel. Repeat entire process, beginning with the four sheets of tissue paper, at least two more times, to make the ball fluffy.

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