Despite the fresh snow on the ground, it really is starting to feel like spring around here. Sap has been flowing steadily, the river ice has melted, and migrating birds have begun to return to Vermont. We’ve been busy felting after school for the past several weeks. First we felted colorful eggs. Then we felted little chicks to go inside them! Wet felting is a great activity for students of all ages – even the youngest children in our group can felt their own balls. If you’re interested in felting your own spring chick and egg, click the links below. Then check out our process and results. Happy spring!
-Wet Felting Easter Eggs: One technique here and another good one in video form
-Blanket Stitch: Here’s an easy to understand video
-Wet Felting Balls With Kids: I detailed our process in my post about felting acorns.
-Wet Felting Chicks: One technique (scroll to the bottom). I ended up just sewing two wet-felted balls together, and needle felting on the beak and eyes.