My daughter is petrified of the little craft pom poms. She screams if they come near her. I have to admit I had a little fun with it the other night, probably not a great idea for a child who has a heart condition.
I've also found they are a magnificent way of keeping her out of places and things where she doesn't belong. Like turning the tv on and off, or banging on the computer keyboard and opening and closing the dvd player.
I wonder how long this will last, probably by the time I actually post this she will no longer be afraid.