Friday, November 7, 2008

This Is Felting

This is wool. Wool can be felted.

These are some cute things you can make with wool that has been felted.

These are some pretty things you can make
once you have felted a whole bunch.

To felt a ball, first you wrap wool tightly around a Styrofoam ball.

You can use different colors to add interest.

Then you dip the wool wrapped ball into very warm water. The warmer, the better.

Then you rub soap on your hands.

And you roll the ball in your hands for about ten minutes. Keep it as round as possible. Chant over and over, "It wants to be a ball. It wants to be a ball."
Do not cry when it tries to become an egg.

Rinse all the soap off the ball.

And voila! Homemade balls of felt which can be made into ornaments,
or thrown at your brother!

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