During the recent school holidays, Keira and I made pompoms. We always like to have some sort of project on the go, and this is a favourite (a couple of years ago we made some too) mostly because it's a simple, tactile activity with quick and effective results.
This is the super-easy and quick method we used - no cardboard circles required.
We used yarn from my stash and some from the opshop, that was either too scratchy or had acrylic content. The best was a peachy-pink - we thought it worked nicely with the cream, white, blue and light brown. In the garden at my parents' place, there were beautiful big dahlias in bloom the last time I visited. I'm sure they inspired these pompoms.
Keira worked some long chains of finger knitting, and we threaded it through each pompom to make two garlands for our living room wall, which was previously too plain and 'entirely boring' according to the kids.