I have a pompom maker that I bought at Joannes. Let me tell you it is the best invention since sliced bread. I love it, and it is so easy, my grandkids love making them. It is made by Clover, inexpensive and. Makes perfect pompoms every time. It should be available on line.
I bought one of these, two, and it was a great purchase. The pompons come out so much better than winding around cardboard. It wasn't expensive, either, especially if you use one of your 40% off coupons on it.