The kindergarten students made these truffula trees. We began by reading The Lorax and discussed the important role the special trees play in the story. To make the tops, each student started with a ball of yarn with the end taped to a 1 in. piece of cardboard. They wrapped and wrapped until we had a nice big lump of yarn built up. Then, we took pipe cleaners and threaded them in between the cardboard and the yarn. Bending it in half, they twisted the pipe cleaner as tight as they could to create the stem (this also holds the yarn in place). Once secure, we cut the other side of the yarn away from the cardboard and fluffed it up like a pompom.