I've tried before to make pom poms by wrapping around a piece of cardboard or around my fingers. This product makes it much easier. I would recommend this if you want to make a lot of pom poms that are consistent in size. Make sure you read the directions on the inside of the package; the quickie directions on the outside weren't readily understandable.
The product is a terrific update of an old idea.The graphics on the instructions are bit cumbersome for visual learners. However, once that hurdle is jumped the product is EASY to use and produces desirable results with greater speed than pom-pom makers of the past.