Felting Crafts

How to Make Crafts Relating to Needle Felting Including: Needle Felting, Wet Felting, Felted Animals, Felt Christmas Decorations, Easter Felting Crafts, and Felted Vessels.

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Felted Easter Bunny with Egg Craft

Felted Duck Craft

Wet Felted Easter Eggs Craft

Felted Easter Bunny with Egg Felted Duck Wet Felted Easter Eggs

Wet Felted Bunny Pin Craft

Wet Felted Reindeer Pin

Wet felted mouse Craft

Wet Felted Easter Bunny Pin Wet Felted Reindeer Pin Wet Felted Mouse

Felted Lion Finger Puppet

Felted leaf Craft

Felted Giraffe Craft

Wet and Needle Felted
Lion Finger Puppet

Felt Leaf Sachet with Butterfly Felted Giraffe

felted pink bear craft

Felted Flower Pillow Craft

Felted Blue Bird Craft

Felted Pink Bear Craft Felted Flower Pillow Felted Blue Bird

felted Penguins Craft

Felted Butterfly Craft for kids

Felt Caterpillar Craft

Felted Penguins Felted Butterfly Finger Puppet

Needle Felted Caterpillar

Wet Felted Face Craft

Felted Dragonfly Craft

wet felted vessel Craft

Felted Yucky Face Wet Felted Dragonfly Wet Felted Vessel 2

Wet Felted Vessel 3 Craft

felt hot pad Craft

Soft Spot Felted Card Craft

Wet Felted Vessel 3 Needle Felted Trivet Soft Spot Felted Card

 

Felted Penguins Craft

Felted Penguins Craft

Felted Sheep Craft

Felted Penguins with Felt Clothes Felted Penguins Felted Sheep Craft
(Follow general directions
for the Pink Bear)

Felted Guinea Pig

Felted Scottie Dog Craft

Wet Felted Dragon Craft

Felted Guinea Pig Felted Scottie Dog Wet Felted Dragon Craft

Wet Felted Vessel Craft

felted Purse Craft

Wet Felted Vessel 6 Craft

Wet Felted Vessel 1 Wet Felted Purse Wet Felted Vessel 6

felted hedgehog craft

Otters Holding Hand Felted Craft

 
Hedgehog Otters Holding Hands Craft  

 

Needle Felted Duck Craft

This cute little duck is about 3 inches long from tip of the beak to the end of its tail.

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Felt Duck craftWhat you will need: .3 oz. Yellow Wool Roving, .3 .oz Orange Wool Roving, Felting Needles, Black Wool Roving or tiny black bead for the eyes. You will also need a block of 2" foam about 6" square.

Note: This craft is for older children only with adult supervision. The needles are very sharp.

How to Make Needle Felted Duck:

1. Start by making the body. Start with about 8 inches of yellow wool roving. Pull the fibers apart and then roll them up into a teardrop shape. The smaller end will be the duck tail feathers.

Felt Duck Craft2. Place the wool tear-drop shape on your foam square and start stabbing it with your felting needle, shaping it as you go. (You can use a bigger needle to start and end with a smaller needle for the details.)

At first it doesn't seem like you are doing much, but soon the fibers will begin to stick together and the shape will become firmer. Stab the shape more in areas in which you want it to be smaller or thinner. It's a lot like working with clay except you are molding with the needle.

3. Once you have the body close to the shape you would like, you can start making the head.

4. Use about 4 inches of wool roving for the head. Pull it apart and form it into a ball shape. Felt it with the needle as described above. Once it is close to what you would like it felt it to the body by placing in against the body and stabbing all around the edge of the head into the body.

5. If a part comes out to small or you would like to add more detail, you can always add more wool to the area you would like to change. Just place it over the area and felt it in.

6. To make the webbed feet use about 4 inches of orange roving, pull the fibers apart, mix them up, and form them into a triangle shape. Felt them into the feet shape and then felt it onto the body. Do the same for the bill and wings.

7. To make the eyes cut off a very tiny piece of wool and roll it into a ball. (If you wet your fingers first, it will roll easier. Felt the eyes into the head. If you don't want to use the wool, you can use tiny black beads.

8. To finish cut a few strands of yellow roving and felt them into the top of the head.

See the Needle Felted Pink Bear for general directions on how to felt.

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Felted Heart Card Craft

Felted Heart Card CraftThis is a great card for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, or any day.

Note: This craft is for older children only with adult supervision. The needles are very sharp.

What you will need: Card stock (Heavy paper), yarn, felt square, matching pretty material scrap, pony beads (Optional), red or berry wool roving, yellow or matching color wool roving, felting needles, and a hole punch.

How to Make Felted Heart Card:

felt heart diagram1. To make the felted heart start with about 3" of berry, pink, or red wool roving.

2. Pull the fibers apart and mix them together to make a ball shape.

triangle shape3. Form the ball into a triangle shape and place it on a piece of 2" foam.

4. Use a felting needle to felt the heart into shape. Poke the needle into the shape to make the fibers stick together. Work around the edges to shape the heart.

5. Pull the heart off the foam and turn it over to felt the other side. When you are finish you can add another heart on top of this one using the same technique. Felt the second heart, place it on top of the first heart, and then use your felting needle to secure it to the first heart by poking the needle through both heart all the way around the edges and in the middle.

6. To make the card cut card stock to the desired size, punch holes along the left-hand side, and sew it together Felt heart diagramwith yarn starting from the bottom of the card. Add pretty pony beads or other beads to the end of the yarn.

7. Cut a piece of felt and pretty material to the desired size and glue them to the front of the card, and then glue the felted heart on top.

8. Print out, "I have a soft spot in my heart for you." on colored computer paper and glue it to the card, or just write in on the front of the card.

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Felted Lion Finger Puppet Craft

Felted Lion PuppetWhat you will need: .3 oz. yellow wool roving, brown, red, black wool roving, and white wool roving, 4" foam from a cushion, tiny eyes, and felting needles.

How to Make Felted Lion Finger Puppet:

1. To make the body of the lion, you will need to make a tube in which a finger can be inserted. Cut a piece of foam 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 7" with a knife from the foam cushion. You can find cushions very cheap at a second-hand store.

2. Cut the corners off the long side of the foam piece to form it into a cylinder shape. It doesn't have to be really smooth.

3. Place a piece of wool roving over the tube, long wise. Bring the sides of the wool roving around so that the wool covers the whole cylinder as shown in the picture below. Then wind another piece of yellow wool roving around the cylinder the opposite way covering the piece of wool you just put on. The whole cylinder should be covered except for the bottom.

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Add hot water wet felting diagram4. Turn on your tap water and let it run until it is the hottest it will get. Place the foam piece with the wool on it under the water and wet it thoroughly. Squirt some soap on the wool to make it slippery. Press in on the wool and turn the cylinder around (the opposite way the wool is wound so it doesn't come off) and around in your hands, squeezing slightly, so that the wool fibers begin to stick together. Once the fibers begin to stick together, you can add more wool if you have any holes. Keep working with the wool until it feels firm.

5 - 6. You can also roll the wool on a bumpy surface such as a cooling rack to help felt the wool. You don't have to worry about the top and bottom of the tube because you will be cutting the bottom off even, and the top you will needle felt together.

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7. Once the wool is firm and you don't have any holes you can start to dry your piece. Squeeze it between some towels and/or use a hair dryer. Once it is fairly dry, you can start to remove the inside foam piece. Carefully pull the felt away from the foam. You can use a dinner knife to separate the foam from the felt. Slowly pull the foam out. Cut one end of the wool tube even. This is where the finger will be inserted in the puppet.

8. Stick a clothespin inside the tube to make it firm when you are felting. Just don't stick it in all the way. Felt the top of the tube closed with a felting needle. The top part is the head.

9. Needle felt on a white ball for the muzzle. Felt it to the tube about 1/2" down from the top. Poke the needle into the ball to make the mouth.

10. Felt on a yellow rectangle shape in the center of the muzzle and forehead for the top part of the nose. Felt on a black nose. Read the instruction for making the duck above for more information about needle felting.

11. Add ears, arms, and a tongue.

12. To finish cut 3" pieces of yellow and brown wool and felt them all the way around the side of the head to make the mane.

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Wet-Felted Yucky Face Craft

Felted Yucky Face CraftWhat you will need: Wool roving (any colors you would like), googly eyes, a small round rock, soap, and a drying rack, or something that has some texture that you can felt on such as a cooling rack.

1. To make the head shape, you will need a smooth round rock. Place a piece of wool roving over the rock, long wise. Bring the sides of the wool roving around so that the wool covers the whole rock (See instructions for making the Reindeer Pin below.) Then wind another piece of wool roving around the rock the opposite way covering the piece of wool you just put on. Don't make it too thick to start. The whole rock should be covered all over with two layers.

2. Turn on your tap water and let it run until it is the hottest it will get. Place the rock with the wool on it under the water and wet it thoroughly. Squirt some soap on the wool to make it slippery. Press in on the wool and turn the rock around (the opposite way the wool is wound so it doesn't come off) and around in your hands, squeezing slightly, so that the wool fibers begin to stick together. Once the fibers begin to stick together, you can add more wool if you have any holes. Keep working with the wool until it feels firm. You can also roll the wool on a bumpy surface such as a cooling rack to help felt the wool.

3. Once the wool is firm and you don't have any holes you can start to dry your piece. Squeeze it between some towels and/or use a hair dryer. Once it is fairly dry, you can cut one end open for the mouth with a good pair of scissors or razor blade.

4. Needle felt a tongue, nose, and ears, and then felt them onto the head.

5. Glue on wiggly eyes.

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Wet Felted Christmas Elf Craft for Kids

You can use these as Christmas tree ornaments, refrigerator magnets, pins to wear on your shirt, or as decorations for Christmas gifts.

Wet Felted Elf Craft for kidsWhat you will need: Flesh colored wool roving, pink pompom or pink wool roving, red, green and pink felt, red pompom, wrapped Christmas candy, and googly eyes.

How to Make Wet Felted Christmas Elf:

1. To make the felted head follow the general directions for the Wet-Felted Yucky Face above.

2. Cut ears, hat, and tongue from felt and glue to the head. Glue a red pompom to the top of the hat and a pink pompom on the face for a nose.

3. Glue on googly eyes. Glue a piece of candy to the tongue.

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Wet Felted Mouse Pin Craft for Kids

You can use these as Christmas tree ornaments, refrigerator magnets, pins to wear on your shirt, or as decorations for Christmas gifts.

Wet-felted mouse Craft for KidsWhat you will need: Gray wool roving, pink pompom or pink wool roving for the nose, very thin wire, and eyes.

How to Make:

1. To make the felted head follow the general directions for the Wet-Felted Reindeer below.

2. Cut the inside and outside ear shapes from felt and glue to the head. Glue a pink pompom on the face for a nose. You can also wet felt a very small piece of pink roving to make the nose.

3. Glue on googly eyes. Insert a very thin wire through one side of the face and back out the other side. Twist the ends of the wire around a knitting needle or something else that is long and skinny to make the whiskers.

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Felted Hedgehog

hedgehog felted CrafthedgehogWhat you will need: Gray, pink, black, and white wool roving, and animal eyes.

How to Make Felted Hedgehog:

1. Start by making the body. Roll a piece of white roving into a ball and felt it until it is somewhat firm. Add more roving if the body is too small. When you have the body the size you want, felt one side so that there is an indentation where you want to add the head and feet. You can also add indentations for hands if you would like.

2. To make the head roll some more roving into a ball that is pointy on one side. Felt it until it is firm and then felt it to the body.

3. Make ears by rolling more roving into a circle. Felt the ears to the head.

4. Felt pink roving into feet shapes and attach them to the body by felting them.

5. Felt two indentation where you want the eyes and glue them in the indentation. Felt a small piece of black felt on for the nose.

See the Needle Felted Pink Bear for general directions on how to felt.

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Wet Felted Reindeer Pin

Reindeer Pin Craft for KidsWhat you will need: Brown wool roving, red bell, brown, pink, and tan felt squares, animal eyes, pin, and glue gun.

How to Make Wet Felted Reindeer Pin:

1. To make the head you will need a rock that is the basic shape of the head. Make sure one end is wider than the other.

2. Cut the wool roving so that it is long enough to wrap around your rock with a little overlap. Wrap it around the rock in one direction pulling it as tight as possible. Cut another length that will fit around the rock the opposite directions with overlap. Wind it around the rock pulling tight as possible. (See pictures below.)

3. While holding the felt run hot water over the rock while pressing the roving into the rock. Add a little soap and keep pressing all over the rock until the wool seems to be sticking together.

4. Once the wool sticks together, you can start felting the wool by rolling it over a rough surface. I used a metal cooling rack placed over my sink. Roll the rock over the surface until the wool starts to tighten. Keep adding soap and very warm water.

5. Once it is felted cut a slit in the wider side of the rock and squeeze out the rock. Place some soap inside the felted piece and rub it gently to felt a little inside. Squeeze the piece together several times to ring out the soap and felt it even more.

6. Once you have all the soap out, stick your finger inside your piece, and press it back into shape. Set it out to dry.

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wet felting a rock 47. While your piece is drying cut ears and antlers from felt squares.

8. Once your piece is dry you can glue the ears and antlers to the inside top of the piece where you cut it open. Stuff it with polyfil, dryer lint, or whatever you can find, and then glue it closed.

9. Sew on a bell for the nose and glue on eyes. I used eyes that are designed for stuffed animals. I just cut off the back pieces that stick out of the back of the eyes.

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Wet Felted Dragon Pin

Felted Dragon CraftWhat you will need: Any color wool roving and matching felt for the ears, red felt or foam, green or other color foam for horns, animal eyes, pin, shiny material for fringe, and glue gun.

How to make:

1. To make the head shape follow the directions above for the Felted Reindeer except this piece will not be stuffed and the opening you cut will be the mouth of the dragon.

2. While your piece is drying cut ears from felt squares, horns and tongue from foam pieces, and the fringe from shiny material.

3. Once your piece is dry you can glue the ears, horn, fringe, and eyes on. Glue the tongue to the inside of the piece so that just a small part sticks out. I used eyes that are designed for stuffed animals. I just cut off the back pieces that stick out of the back of the eyes.

4. To finish sew a pin on to the back.

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Felted Gingerbread Man Christmas Tree Ornament

Felted Gingerbread Man CraftWhat you will need: About 1 oz. Brown Wool Roving, Felting Needles, tiny black bead for the eyes, a gingerbread man cookie cutter, and Rick Rack. You will also need a block of 2" foam about 6" square.

Note: This craft is for older children only with adult supervision. The needles are very sharp.

How to Make Felted Gingerbread Man Christmas Tree Ornament:

1. Place the cookie cutter on the foam block. Place brown wool roving inside the cookie cutter to cover the entire area. If you don't have a cookie cutter, you can cut a gingerbread man shape from a piece of cardboard.

2. Needle felt the roving until it becomes thick. Add more wool roving if your gingerbread man isn't thick enough. Needle felting is very easy. All you do is poke the wool roving with a felting needle over and over until the roving begins to stick together to make felt.

3. To finish glue on eyes, buttons, and Rick Rack.

See the Needle Felted Pink Bear for general directions on how to felt.

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Needle Felted Trivet Craft

Felted Trivet Craft for kidsWhat you will need: Felt material (wool or synthetic), wool roving and other wool yarn, felting needles, and a sewing machine (optional).

How to Make Needle Felted Trivet:

1. Cut out a piece of felt material 7" x 7" for the front of the trivet.

2. Use wool roving, wool yarn, and cut pieces of felt material to make a design on the front of the 7" square. Do not put anything 1/2' from the sides. Place the 7" square felt on a piece of foam and lay wool roving or felt pieces on the 7" square in an interesting design. Using a felting needle, poke the roving or felt pieces into the 7" square so that they stick together. (For general directions see the Felted Heart Card Craft.)

3. When your design is completed cut another contrasting color piece of felt material 8" square. Place the 7" square in the middle of the 8" square and fold the sides of the 8" square up over the 7" square to make a boarder. Sew the boarder down. Cut a piece of felt material 5" x 1/2" for a loop to use to hang up your trivet when you aren't using it. Fold the strip of material in half and sew it to a corner of the trivet.

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Needle Felted Giraffe Craft

Felted Giraffe CraftWhat you will need: Yellow wool roving, pink wool roving, black wool roving, felting needles, and tiny black beads for the eyes. You will also need a Block of 2" Foam About 6" Square.

Note: This craft is for older children only with adult supervision. The needles are very sharp.

How to Make Needle Felted Giraffe:

1. Start by making the body. Start with about 6 inches of yellow wool roving. Roll it up as tight as you can into a cylinder shape.

2. Place the wool shape on your foam square and start stabbing it with your felting needle, shaping it as you go. (You can use a bigger needle to start and end with a smaller needle for the details.)

At first it doesn't seem like you are doing much, but soon the fibers will begin to stick together and the shape will become firmer. Stab the shape more in areas in which you want it to be smaller or thinner. It's a lot like working with clay except you are molding with the needle.

3. Once you have the body close to the shape you would like, you can make the four legs, neck, and head the same way.

4. To connect the shapes just place them together where you want them to connect and stab one piece all the way through the other piece. Stab all around the edges until the pieces are secure.

5. If a part comes out too small or you would like to add more detail, you can always add more wool to the area you would like to change. Just place it over the area and felt it in.

6. To make the eyes cut off a very tiny piece of wool and roll it into a ball. (If you wet your fingers first, it will roll easier. Felt the eyes into the head. If you don't want to use the wool, you can use tiny black beads.

7. To finish felt a thin layer of pink roving over the muzzle area of the giraffe. To make the tail roll the roving like you would clay to make a snake shape then poke it on all sides.

See the Needle Felted Pink Bear for general directions on how to felt.

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Needle Felted Blue Bird Craft

Fleted Blue Bird CraftThis cute little bird is about 3 inches long from tip of the beak to the end of its tail.

What you will need: Blue Wool Roving, Black Wool Roving, Felting Needles, tiny black bead for the eyes. You will also need a block of 2" foam about 6" square.

Note: This craft is for older children only with adult supervision. The needles are very sharp.

How to Make Needle Felted Blue Bird:

1. Start by making the body. Start with about 8 inches of blue wool roving. Pull the fibers apart and then roll them up as tight as possible into a teardrop shape.

2. Place the wool tear-drop shape on your foam square and start stabbing it with your felting needle, shaping it as you go. (You can use a bigger needle to start and end with a smaller needle for the details.)

At first it doesn't seem like you are doing much, but soon the fibers will begin to stick together and the shape will become firmer. Stab the shape more in areas in which you want it to be smaller or thinner. It's a lot like working with clay except you are molding with the needle.

3. Once you have the body close to the shape you would like, you can start making the head.

4. Use about 4 inches of wool roving for the head. Pull it apart and form it into a ball shape. Felt it with the needle as described above. Once it is close to how you would like it felt it to the body by placing in against the body and stabbing all around the edge of the head into the body.

5. Roll a thin strand of black roving into a snake shape like you would using clay. Felt it to the bird's body into the shape of wings as shown in the picture. If you want the wings to stand out from the body, felt the wings first and then felt them to the body.

6. To make the eyes cut off a very tiny piece of wool and roll it into a ball. (If you wet your fingers first, it will roll easier. Felt the eyes into the head. If you don't want to use the wool, you can use tiny black beads.

7. To make the beak roll a piece of black roving into a cone shape, felt it to make it stiff, and then felt it to the birds head.

See the Needle Felted Pink Bear for general directions on how to felt.

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Wet Felted Vessels

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What you will need: Wool roving (Any color or a mixture of colors), small plastic ball about 7", small bowl, mild soap, rubber band, and a yard of tulle fabric (The kind they use to make wedding favors).

 

 

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wet felting a ball 21. Place a small plastic ball on top of a dessert bowl. The bowl is used as a stand to left the ball away from your table. I used a 7" ball. The ball should be firm.

2. Unwind the wool roving and spread out the fibers in the direction that they lay as shown in the picture to the right. Spread it out as far as you can.

3. Drape the wool over the ball starting from the table surface, over the ball, and ending on the other side of the ball at table top level.

4. Drape another length of wool roving over the ball covering the other sides of the ball.

wet felting a ball 3 5. If you have any holes in the wool roving where the first two lengths didn't cover, cut shorter lengths of roving and cover the holes. Thinner layers work best.
wet felting a ball 4 6. Once the ball is covered from side to side you can start another layer of wool, laying it in the opposite direction. Cut a small piece of wool, spread it out, and place it on the top of the ball. Cut a long length of wool, spread it out, and wrap it around the ball. Cover the entire ball with the second layer of wool. Try to pull the wool firmly around the ball.
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7. Keep adding new layers in opposite directions. You will need at least six layers to make a firm vessel.

8. On the last layer you can add different colors of wool placing them to make an interesting design.

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9. Carefully drape the tulle over the ball and wool.

10. You may need help with this step. Press the tulle down on the side, and while lifting the ball out of the bowl bring the tulle together at the bottom of the ball. Secure it with a rubber band.

11. Fill a large bowl with warm water (as warm as you can stand it) and add a mild soap. Dunk the ball in the soapy water wetting it on all sides.

12. Remove the ball from the water and press on the ball on all sides. The wool will begin to stick together.

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13. Place the ball in the warm water again, take it out, and add some more soap to the outside. Gently roll the ball over a rough surface. I used a drying rack. When the fibers seem to be sticking together you can remove the tulle.

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14. Now it is time to remove the felted vessel from the ball. Gently pull the fibers apart at the bottom of the ball and roll down the sides until you can pop the ball out. If you have a ball that will deflate, you can just deflate it and pull the ball out.

 

wet felting a ball 8 15. Now you can use your hands to rub the surface of the wool to felt it even more. Stick one hand inside the piece and place the other hand on the outside. Use one hand to gently rub the surface in a circular motion. The more you rub or work an area, the firmer or smaller it gets. You can use this technique to shape your vessel. If you want a straight edge around the top of your vessel, you will need to cut the extra wool from the top. Rub along the edges to felt the cut edge.
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felted vessel finished16. Once you have the shape you want you can make the vessel even firmer by rolling it up at different angles and pressing it together and then unrolling.

17. When the vessel is nice and firm rinse all the soap out and then work it back into shape and let dry.

18. To finish you can add buttons, sea shells, and other decorative items to your vessel. You can also needle felt a design on the outside.

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Needle Felted Pink Bear

Needle Felted Pink BearThese are so fun to make and really quite easy.

felting needlesWhat you will need: About 1 oz. Pink Wool Roving, Brown Wool Roving, Felting Needles, tiny black bead for the eyes or animal eyes. You will also need a block of 2" foam about 6" square.

Note: This craft is for older children only with adult supervision. The needles are very sharp.

How to Make Needle Felted Pink Bear:

1. Start by making the body. Cut 4 inches of pink wool roving and pull the fibers apart down the middle to make two pieces that are four inches each. Pull the fibers apart on one 4" length and roll them up into a ball shape. Spread out the fibers on the other 4" length to make a wider piece. Place the ball shape on the spread out fibers and roll the fibers around the ball shape pulling them tight to make a larger oval shape.

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2. Place the wool oval shape on your foam square and start stabbing it with your felting needle, shaping it as you go. (You can use a bigger needle to start and end with a smaller needle for the details.)

At first it doesn't seem like you are doing much, but soon the fibers will begin to stick together and the shape will become firmer. Stab the shape more in areas in which you want it to be smaller or thinner. It's a lot like working with clay except you are molding with the needle. Make sure you are stabbing it with the needle straight up and down so that the needle doesn't break.

3. Once you have the body close to the shape you would like, you can start making the head.

4. Use about 2 inches of wool roving for the head. Shape it the same way you did the body. Felt it with the needle as described above. Once it is close to what you would like it to be, felt it to the body by placing in against the body and stabbing all around the edge of the head into the body.

Making The Ear

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5. If a part comes out too small or you would like to add more detail, you can always add more wool to the area you would like to change. Just place it over the area and felt it in.

6. Next make the legs and arms in the same manner and felt them to the body.

7. To make the ears cut off a very tiny piece of wool and wind it into a circle shape. To do this pinch one end of a length of roving in between your thumb and pointer finger and then wind the rest of the yarn around the pinched part. See pictures to the right. Needle felt the wool together and attach them to the head.

8. To make the nose and pads of the feet and hands just cut off small amounts of brown roving and roll them up into tiny balls like you would clay. To make it even easier wet your hand before rolling. Attach them by felting them.

9. Glue on eyes.

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Needle Felted Easter Bunny

Felted Bunny CraftWhat you will need: About 1 oz. Pink Wool Roving, White Wool Roving, Felting Needles, tiny black beads for the eyes or animal eyes, and pink craft felt. You will also need a block of 2" foam about 6" square.

S&S Worldwide - Children's Craft SuppliesNote: This craft is for older children only with adult supervision. The needles are very sharp.

How to Make Needle Felted Easter Bunny: Follow the directions for the Pink Bear above except cut circles from pink craft felt to make the pads of the feet. Needle felt them on to the feet. Use permanent markers to decorate foam eggs and glue the egg to the hands of the bunny. (You can buy foam eggs from S&S Worldwide. Click on the picture to the right and type in SY375 in the search box to find the eggs.

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Wet Felted Easter Eggs

Wet Felted Easter Eggs Craftfelted Easter Egg suppliesWhat you will need: Wool roving of different colors, Angelina fibers (optional) foam egg shapes, mild dish soap, and a cooling rack.

How to Make Wet Felted Easter Eggs:

1. Spread out about one foot of wool roving on a flat dry surface so that it is very thin and has spaces in which you can see the surface below. (See pictures below.)

2. If you want your eggs sparkly spread some Angelina fibers over the first layer. Do not use very much because this fiber does not felt well. If you add too much, it will be difficult to get the fibers to stick together.

3. Next add some more layers of different colors of roving until you get it to look like you want.

4. Turn the whole thing over and place a foam egg at one end. Roll the felt around the egg, covering the sides as you go. Try to get it as even as possible. If it is too thick in one area, you can pull off some of the roving. Roll it as tight as possible.

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5. Place some very warm water in a dishpan and add a little dish soap. Carefully place the wrapped egg in the water, (the hotter the better). Press in on all sides of the egg until the fibers start to stick together.

Felting an Easter Egg 46. Add some dish soap to the egg and keep pressing in. When the fibers seem to be sticking together, place the egg on a cooling rack and roll it over the rack to felt the egg some more. Keep doing this until the fibers feel tight. If the fibers are sticking to your hands, add more dish soap.

7. Another way to make the eggs is to cover the whole egg with one color to start and then add thin layers of different colors.

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Wet Felted Easter Bunny Pin

Felted Bunny Pin CraftWhat you will need: About 1 oz. White Wool Roving, tiny black beads for the eyes, pink pompom for the nose, thin craft wire, matching white felt , pink felt, hot melt glue, safety pin, and a foam egg.

How to Make Wet Felted Easter Bunny Pin:

1. Follow the directions above for Wet Felted Easter Eggs except use only one color.

2. When the felted egg is dry, cut open the bigger end and push out the egg.

3. Cut about 10" of thin craft wire and stick it through the egg where you would like one whisker. Reach inside the egg and push the wire back through to the outside where would like the other whisker. Curl the ends of the whiskers around a pencil. Fill the felted egg with polyfil.

4. Cut two ears from matching felt squares and two inner ears from pink felt. Glue the inner ear on the outer ear. If you would like to make the ear adjustable, place some thin craft wire between the felt before gluing them together. Glue the ears in the hole of the egg and then glue the egg closed.

5. Glue on the eyes and nose. Sew a safety pin to the back so you can pin it to your clothes.

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Needle Felted Guinea Pig

felting needlesFelted Guinea Pig CraftWhat you will need: About 1 oz. Pink Wool Roving, White Wool Roving, Felting Needles, tiny black bead for the eyes or animal eyes. You will also need a block of 2" foam about 6" square.

Note: This craft is for older children only with adult supervision. The needles are very sharp.

How to Make Needle Felted Guinea Pig:

1. Follow the general directions for the Pink Bear above, except cut ears from pink felt squares and glue them on.

2. Glue on eyes.

See the Needle Felted Pink Bear for general directions on how to felt.

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Felted Scottie Dog

Felted Scottie Dog CraftWhat you will need: About 1 oz. Black Wool Roving, Felting Needles, eyes, dog nose, black and pink felt sheets. You will also need a block of 2" foam about 6" square.

Note: This craft is for older children only with adult supervision. The needles are very sharp.

How to Make Felted Scottie Dog: Follow the general directions for the Pink Bear above, except cut the scottie dog's ears from black and pink felt sheets. When you have finished felting the dog, felt on some long pieces of felt for the beard, eyebrows, and long hair on the body.

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Felted Flower Pillow

Felted Pillow CraftWhat you will need: Material to make a pillow of contrasting colors, or you can use a store-bought pillow. I recycled a wool sweater and a pair of wool pants that I bought at a second-hand store for a couple of dollars. Natural fibers work best when felting a design on them. Test a scrap piece of material first. You will also need wool roving, buttons and other accessories, and a Felting Needle.

How to Make Felted Flower Pillow:

1. Cut four squares 7" x 7" of each color and sew them together as pictured. Stuff your pillow until it is firm and sew it closed.

2. Decide on a design you would like to use. Try out the design on a scrap of material to see how it will look and then felt it to the pillow. You can add yarn, buttons, and other decorative items. You can make a template from cardboard for your design and trace it to your fabric, or you can cut the shape out of a piece of cardboard and lay it on the pillow. Fill the cut out area evenly with roving and felt it to the pillow.

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Leaf Sachet

Leaf Sachet CraftWhat you will need: Green felt pieces, Angelina fibers, butterfly rubber stamp, (Use a rubber stamp with little detail) waxed paper, hot melt glue, ladybug, potpourri, and scissors.

How to Make Leaf Sachet:

1. Cut two leaf shapes from green felt. Hot melt glue them together leaving a small opening. Fill the sachet with potpourri and then glue it closed.

2. To make the butterfly, ink a rubber stamp, and then place it face up on your table. Carefully pile some Angelina fiber on top of the rubber stamp crossing it over in different directions. Place a small piece of waxed paper over the fiber and then press a cool iron on top of the waxed paper for a few seconds melting the fibers together. Remove the waxed paper. Glue the angelina with the image on it on the top of your sachet, and add a ladybug.

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Needle Felted Penguins

These penguins pictured are about 3 1/2" high. You can make them any size you would like.

felting needlesFelted Penguins CraftWhat you will need: About .6 oz. wool roving for the body and .1 oz. for the wings, .2 oz. yellow wool roving for the feet and beak, and .1 oz. white wool roving for the stomach and face, felting needles, and tiny black beads for the eyes or black wool roving. Felt squares were used to make the clothes. You will also need a block of 2" foam about 6" square.

Note: This craft is for older children only with adult supervision. The needles are very sharp.

How to Make Needle Felted Penguins:

1. Start by making the body. Wind up about .6 oz. of wool roving into a 4 1/2 long oval shape. Tuck in the ends as you wind and make it as tight as you can.

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2. Place the wool oval shape on your foam square and start stabbing it with your felting needle, shaping it as you go.

At first it doesn't seem like you are doing much, but soon the fibers will begin to stick together and the shape will become firmer. Stab the shape more in areas in which you want it to be smaller or thinner. It's a lot like working with clay except you are molding with the needle. Make sure you are stabbing it with the needle straight up and down so that the needle doesn't break.

3. You are trying to make it into a bowling pin shape with a tiny point in the back. If one area is too flat, you can always add more wool by just placing it on top and felting it in.

4. Place a light layer of white roving on the body over the belly and where they eyes will be and felt it to the body .

5. The wings were made by folding a 5" piece of roving in half and then felting it until it was the right shape. The folded end is the tip of the wing. Don't felt the part of the wing that attaches to the body. Once the wing is shaped felt it to the body.

6. The beak was made in the same way as the wings.

7. To make the feet start with a triangular shape of wool roving that is about 3" long and 2" wide at the toes. Felt them into the feet shapes and then felt them onto the body.

Felted Penguin with Clothes8. Glue on eyes or use a tiny piece of black wool roving for the eyes.

9. Use felt squares to make the clothes. Print out the Patterns and pin them to the squares. You may have to make them bigger or smaller to fit your penguin.

10. To make the book bag just fold the rectangle in half and glue the sides together. Glue on a felt strap.

11. The boy penguin's pants where made with just a strip of felt. The blue line that separates the legs and the stripes on the sides where just drawn on with a blue magic marker.

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Otters Holding Hands Felted Craft

Otters Holding Hands Felted CraftWhat you will need: About 12" brown wool roving, and a small amount of off-white, black and red roving, and tiny black buttons for the eyes or black wool roving.

Note: This craft is for older children only with adult supervision. The needles are very sharp.

1. Read the general directions above for the Felted Penguins and other projects to learn the basic techniques on how to felt.

2. Start with a ten-inch piece of brown wool roving. Roll up the top part for the head and felt it into shape. Add a small amount of off-white roving to the cheeks. Felt on black roving for the nose.

3. Felt in indents for the mouth and eyes.

4. Felt the arms and feet separately and then felt them to the body.

5. Cut the backs off the black buttons and glue them to the indents on the head. Felt in a small amount of red roving for the mouth.

This craft was inspired by the popular Otters Holding Hands Youtube Video - Don't miss this adorable video taken at the Vancouver Aquarium of two otters holding hands while floating around in the water.

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