Tuesday, March 29

Craft: Felted Eggs with Chicks

I am not the greatest when it comes to wet felting. For some reason I find it more difficult than it looks. Despite this, I really wanted us to try felting some eggs and making wool roving chicks to go inside. The eggs were made by layering wool roving over a plastic Easter egg and using the wet felting process. I layered the roving on the egg and my daughters worked on rubbing the eggs with soap and water once the layering was done.

Once the eggs were dried, I used manicure scissors to cut a zig-zag across half the egg. The plastic egg was then removed. One of the children's eggs had a hole on the top so I cut the entire top off in a zig-zag pattern.

I cut a diamond shape out of felt and used a needle and thread to make a stitch, creating a beak. Then I trimmed off the extra thread.

I gave my daughters some uncolored wool roving (although yellow would look nice too). They rolled it around in their hands to make a ball/bird shape.

The roving chick was put into the egg and we added a drop of glue to the middle of the beak and attached it to the roving.

The chicks are a sure sign that eventually spring and Easter will be here. They will be a nice addition to our April nature table too.


Sweet Little Smoothie said...

Those are so sweet!! Thanks for sharing :)

Stephanie said...

I have been wondering how to do this! Thanks for sharing!

Olives and Pickles said...

soooo cute!!