Making Felt fast Balls with Kids

This workshop comes from "WEAVE! Weaving Europe: Artefacts, values & Exchanges" a European project, with the support of the Culture Programme (2007-2013) of the European Union. Textile, fibre and felt: it's a Smart Child's play: http://zigzagproject.eu

For children from 3 to 5 years old and their parents.

Step 1: What you'll need

  • 5 gr of carded wool
  • hot water
  • cold water soap ( Aleppo soap, if possible)
  • 1 pc bubble wrap (30x30 cm)
  • 1 cloth towel

    Step 2: Drops of soapy water

    Making Felt fast Balls with Kids
    Making Felt fast Balls with Kids

    Wet your hands with warm water, soap your hands, wet the wool with soapy water

    Step 3: Roll the ball

    Making Felt fast Balls with Kids

    · Start rolling up the wool in the palms of your hands to make a ball

    · Every now and then interrupt the rolling to rinse the ball under warm water, (warmth is essential to felting) , to remove any remaining soap

    · squeeze it

    · Continue the " rolling up action" until the ball will be hard

    · Once completely felted, put the ball under cold water without interrupting the rolling movement with your hands

    Step 4: Let ball dry and let's play!

    Making Felt fast Balls with Kids

    Squeeze the ball again and let it dry: ITíS READY!

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