You can imagine my horror when I walked in to spy a 6 and 8-year old wielding a barbed needle, trying to make something out of the piles of wool fluff I had lying around. Based on the number of times I’ve stabbed myself with the barbed felting needle, I would not normally say that this is a craft I’d recommend for wee ones. However, with adult supervision, needle-felting can be a fun craft for kids who listen carefully, watch their fingers, and never ever point their needles at others. Making felted faux pearl necklaces and jewel-toned bracelets is a great beginner project, because you only need to know how to needle felt a basic ball shape. Here’s how we made the needle-felted balls:
I’ll be teaching a class on making these felted accessories, as well as making felted bow barrettes at the Urban Craft Center on May 16th. If you are in the L.A. area and would like your children (8+) to take this class, or have friends who might be interested, please pass this along to them! Call 310. 392.0139 or email to sign up! firstname.lastname@example.org
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