Friday, February 24, 2012

Wet Felted Eggs

We tried wet felting for the first time at StrongStart.
I took a workshop last fall and really enjoyed it.
Then I found this blog that makes it real easy to do with little children.
We made felt eggs.
Unfortunately the little containers I bought did not seal tight
so we had to wrap them in paper towel.
This little guy will show you how to make them.
 Pick your felt and put it in the container
that is about half full of soapy water.
(You do not need much soap)
 Put the lid on tight.
 Shake, shake, shake some more.
This was the perfect time to talk about directions.
Shake it up and down, back and forth, side to side.
And then you have your egg.
At the other end of the craft table we made these little nests for our eggs.
 Start with shredded wheat.
And break it into little pieces.
Add glue and mix together and shape into a ball.
We used our thumb to press an indent into the middle.
Just the right size for our egg to sit in.
I wasn't sure how this activity would go but the children and the grown ups
really enjoyed it.
 It drew children in that normally didn't do crafts.
This little boy really liked making the eggs
but wasn't interested in making a nest.


  1. What a unique idea! I will have to give this a try. I wanted to share on FB but FB wouldn't let me! Weird! By the way, would you like to join our FB Preschool Blogger network group?

  2. Thanks Deborah for trying. Could you tell more about the FB preschool blogger network.

  3. What type of felt did you use? It doesn't look like regular felt squares. It looks like you shredded it up or something.
    Heidi Butkus

    1. Hi Heidi - it is wool and I think it's called roving. I buy it in a small skein and then pull off what I need. It comes in many beautiful colours. I think we'll make bigger eggs and give more colour choices for an Easter project.

  4. Good question Heidi - I was wondering the same thing! Maureen (and Heidi too) you can find the network here: Just ask to join:)

  5. Hi Maureen, Thanks for linking to my felting tutorial and for leaving me a comment letting me know about your project. I love those little nests you made- what an adorable project!

    It looks like you are using roving (which is wool that's long and thin and usually rolled up like yarn). I usually use wool batts and just pull off the amount of wool i need. Sometimes the thin string like quality of the roving and be an issue if you are making a larger felted ball.

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    1. Heidi I found this link that might help explain the difference between batts and roving.

  7. How fun!! We are definitely going to try this at my house. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! I hope you will share with us again this week!

  8. That's cool. I think round objects are the way to go with wet felting. We tried to make doll house rugs and it didn't works so well. Needle felting was much easier for us.