I made a felted egg the other night, and now I'm loving wet felting. It's not hard to do, and it's so much fun to see something take shape so quickly. So far I've made 5, one more and the kids will have a half dozen eggs in a carton to play with - a fun toy ! Then I'll have to make some more because I need some for my easter decorations...ho hum....!
If you want to make some too, this is how I did it. I bought some little foam eggs from Lincraft to use as my mould. Then I used 11 grams of wool fleece. I decided to weigh the fleece after my first 2 eggs came out very different in size...the rest are sort of similar !
First, wrap your egg in fleece, firmly, but not tightly.
...i know, looks nothing like an egg hey !
Carefully wet your egg with hot water, either under the tap or in a bowl, whatever works for you. Make sure all of the wool gets wet.
Then add a few drops of dish soap.
And start very gently patting your wool down to the point where it looks like it's all holding together.
Wet it or add more soap if you think it needs it - too much soap will easily wash out! so don't worry.
Then as the wool felts more, start to rub your egg more vigorously and roll it around in your hands firmly. Roll it both horizontally and vertically to ensure even shrinkage. I was amazed at how quickly you can see a change in the shape and form of all that wool fleece! It's pretty cool !
When it looks like it's done, rinse it under cold water to remove all the soap.
And here's my finished egg - a lot smaller than when I started - it should shrink by about 1/3, and the whole process took me only about 10-15 minutes.
This would also be a great activity to do with your kids !