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Hold two pom pom makers together. Begin by wrapping the right hand side of your pom pom maker with 10 strands of red yarn in the position shown. This will be the mouth.
Begin wrapping over the red yarn with cream yarn.
Keep wrapping the cream yarn until the pom pom maker is about half full.
Wrap some brown yarn to the left of the middle around 10 times.
Continue wrapping over the brown with cream yarn until the pompom maker is full.
Fill the other half of the pompom maker completely with brown yarn.
Close the pompom maker.
Carefully cut around the outer edge of the pompom.
Keep going until it's all cut.
Tie a length of cream yarn tightly around the middle of the pompom.
Remove your pompom from the pompom maker.
Trim the loose off the yarn loop around the middle.
Give your pom pom a good trim until it begins to look like Princess Leia. You will have to cut off quite a bit.
Keep cutting until you're happy with it. You will have to cut off quite a bit.
Cut a length of brown yarn and drape it through the middle of a small fork.
Wrap lots of brown yarn around the fork.
Tie the first strand into a knot around the centre of the fork.
Cut the yarn at the edges of the fork to release the pom pom.
Make two and then trim both pompoms down to the desired size, leaving the first string long.
Thread the long strand onto a yarn needle.
Thread through the middle of your big pompom, adding a small pompom at either side of the head.
Cut 9 lengths of brown yarn measuring the length of your arm. Bunch into groups of three and knot together at the top.
Braid together the three groups of yarn into a long braid and knot at both ends.
Tie around each side pom pom, going across the front of the head and you're done!