We used some colored wool roving to make these star shapes recently.
The materials needed were easily gathered from around the house. A pencil or dowel, very warm soapy water in a small bottle (we used a small spray bottle container), colored wool roving, a cookie cutter, a face cloth and a flat container to work in.
We tried both a heart and star shape but found the star to have a better outcome. A folded face cloth was placed at the bottom of the work surface in the container. The cookie cutter was placed on top.
The cookie cutter was stuffed with roving. With so many color choices we ended up making lots of stars.
The warm soapy water was gently poured on top of the roving until it was well saturated.
Next, it was time to agitate the wool with an up and down motion. The eraser end of the pencil worked well and we sometimes used our fingers to poke the wool too. After a few minutes of poking, I took the wool in the cookie cutter over to the sink and rinsed it in cool water, then they were blotted with a towel and left to dry.
After the stars were dry I trimmed any messy edges and strung them to hang from one of the knitting tower garlands.
Now my daughters have some new bedroom decor that they can enjoy looking at and enjoy knowing they made themselves!