How to Make Crepe Streamer Pom Poms for Cheerleading

    Step 1

    Cut lengths of crepe paper into streamers that are twice as long as you want the pom-poms to be. For instance, if you want the pom-poms to be 4 inches, cut the streamers into 8-inch lengths. You will need at least 10 full streamers for a good-sized pom-pom. You can always add more or subtract some if you aren't happy with the fullness.

    Step 2

    Cut the streamers down the center lengthwise to make the pom-pom strands thinner. If you want thicker strands, you do not need to cut the streamers in half lengthwise.

    Step 3

    Fold the streamers in half so they are the proper length for your pom-pom. Bunch all of the streamers together to form a puffy pom-pom.

    Step 4

    Tape the bunched ends of the streamers one end of a wooden dowel or unsharpened pencil. Overlap the streamers with the dowel or pencil by about 1/2 inch for a better hold.


  • Trim the ends of the streamers if your pom-pom is too long for your preference.

Things Needed

  • Crepe paper
  • Scissors
  • 1/4-inch diameter wood dowels or unsharpened pencils
  • Vinyl tape

About the Author

Kimberly Turtenwald began writing professionally in 2000. She has written content for various websites, including Lights 2 You, Online Consultation, Corpus Personal Injury and more. Turtenwald studied editing and publishing at Wisconsin Lutheran College.