a week for wet felting

A new tradition began in the new year: Wednesday Art Night with the children of the house (ie. the whole gang, from the wee babe to the nine-year old.) What started as a filler during some babysitting has turned into a much anticipated event. A giant Usborne art book, some well-worn watercolors, wool roving, glue, paper, and loads of young creativity, make each gathering a time of color and creation.

This week we delved into the world of wet felting. I pulled out my stash of wool (which has been hauled and carefully used from one town to the next camper to the ranch and back here to the prairies…) and let the kids tear into it. Using a (brilliant!) idea from this blog http://kleas.typepad.com/kleas/2007/05/tutorialfelting.html the kids were able to create their piece without any sharp objects; super attractive when standing between the two year olds!

Sadly, I didn’t catch pictures this time around as five kids, a pile of wool, and bags of soapy water kept my hands full, but I’ll be sure to snag some of the next time when we experiment with this http://kleas.typepad.com/kleas/2007/05/tutorialfelting.html perfectly time idea.

What new hands-on ideas have you brought into the home?

4 Responses to “a week for wet felting”
  1. thismama says:

    funny, I just blogged about things to do with little ones in the winter and wet felting was on there! I did it a few weeks ago for one of our Creative Kids art time.:)

  2. thismama says:

    oh and I love that you have family art!

    • Dea' says:

      Haha, thanks! I LOVE how you’re always so creative with your clan. Inspiring 🙂 Oh, speaking of these things, any chance you’re heading to the woolen mill this weekend or early next week? Jer (or maybe all of us?) will be in town next wednesday and I’d LOVE to get some more wool! Let me know if it’s a thought 🙂

  3. sadie says:

    I’m going this weekend Dea, let me know what colors you want!

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