Thursday is the day we make some kind of 'more involved' craft. Felting is a super fun and easy craft for little ones, so we like to do it quite a bit.
After buying the latest issue of Living Crafts,seen below:
We had to make the felted pumpkin box.
It was an easy wet felting project that K and I had lots of fun doing together. It didn't come out perfect but that's ok, we made it with love :)
First we wrapped a tennis ball in pumpkin colored wool and then we tied wool yarn around it creating the pumpkin's "sections".
Here's K starting the felting process by rolling it around in her hands with hot soapy water. This is her favorite part.
Then she rubbed and rolled it on the wash board for a good 10 minutes:
Once the pumpkin body was done she worked on the stem:
We let it all dry, cut off the top and sewed the stem on. Then we filled it with acorns and voila!
It is proudly displayed on our autumn nature table with her beloved bat seated behind it.
ETA: oops I forgot the finished product pic!