I was lucky enough to get a pom pom maker for my birthday which came in 3 sizes. it is very similar to this one. They are all much the same but some connect better than others. I used it for the first time yesterday and could not believe how fast it was to make a pom pom. I wound 3 strands at a time and it just went so quickly so I had a pom pom in less than 10 minutes. Not like the days with cardboard, awkward winding and testing my patience. These pom pom makers are quick and fun!